Training – An overview of Refugee and Migrant Finance: Contextualizing debt, credit, financial exclusion and its impact.

This event has been organized by Voluntary Action Sheffield and Migration Yorkshire, and will be delivered by Josh Aspden. Josh is currently a Resettlement Policy Officer at East Midlands Council and ad-hoc Refugee and Migrant Financial Inclusion consultant.

An overview of Refugee and Migrant Finance: Contextualizing debt, credit, financial exclusion and its impact.

Wednesday 7th December 11:00 – 12:30 (Zoom)

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A free online training for staff and volunteers who are interested in learning about refugee and migrant finance.

The session will primarily focus on those with refugee status and asylum seeker status. It will give practitioners an insight into the formal/informal ongoing interactions that individuals have with the financial systems in settlement, home, transit, and 3rd Countries. Intersectional themes covered include:

  • indebtedness
  • debt
  • mental health and debt
  • informal lending networks
  • Financial Capability
  • Poverty trap/debt trap
  • “Friend in the Community”
  • marginalized groups.

The training will briefly cover the behavioural economics and psychology of those making financial decisions. It will also present several strategic recommendations to mitigate financial exclusion.

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