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Preparing for the Future: Coordinating Syrian refugees and the Diaspora

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Oct 04, 2016 / 0 Comments

I have been looking for possible sources of investment and possible markets that would help both Syrian refugees and their host communities, and, as someone who has worked on the subject of the private sector for two decades now, one of my first questions is—“what role can the diaspora play?”


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John Speakman

John Speakman is an Adviser in the Middle East North Africa Trade and Competitiveness Practice.  He presently leads the Banks efforts to develop economic opportunities for the Syrian Refugees.  He has extensive experience in the region working in 19 of the 21 countries including significant time in Jordan and Syria. He has worked a lot in fragile situations and has authored a book on Entrepreneurship in Fragile Environments.


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