There is huge talent in the world's refugee camps. We must realize this overlooked potential

A South Sudanese refugee winnows maize grains within Kalobeyei Settlement outside the Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana county, northwest of Nairobi, Kenya, January 31, 2018. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya - RC1C962AD4A0

Joelle Hangi

Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Mariah Levin

Former Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Geneva


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Investing in refugees today could generate signficiant economic dividends within the next 5-10 years Image: The German Institute for Economic Research / Tent Partnership for Refugees
An aerial view shows recently constructed houses at the Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana county, northwest of Nairobi, Kenya, January 31, 2018. Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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