Reframe showcases the work of refugee-led organisations, and connects them to the partnerships and funding they need to transform their communities.

There are currently 203 organisations on Reframe from 34 countries, with a total reach of 199,143 people.

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We aim to build deep trust in grassroots organisations to facilitate the global power shift towards the communities they represent.

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Bright Futures - Consortium for RLOs supporting children with disabilities

Bright Futures is a consortium of RLOs working to provide opportunities for children with disabilities. Refugee children with disabilities (CWDs) are stigmatized and discriminated against within their communities as such they lack access to social services such as quality education. Due to the lack of information, together with the segregation, many of the CWDs have never been diagnosed or enrolled in school and suffer neglect from their families. These children and their parents represent the most vulnerable members within their communities. In addition, any enrolled CWDs often have limitations in accessing classrooms thus inhibiting their participation and often leading to their inability to continue education. The cost of taking care of CWDs is very high children is very high as they require special attention throughout the day as well as like good nutrition and personal care products which require additional resources or additional support to lead quality lives which their parents may not be able to provide owing to their need to provide additional attention needed for to their children throughout the day. Who we are Bright futures comprises of 4 RLOs across 4 refugee settlements; South West Uganda, West Nile and Kampala , with a mission of addressing challenges faced by CWD within these settlements through partnering with technical specialists and other stakeholders to provide specialized support to enable these children live fulfilled lives The intervention We provide specialist assessments to CWDs and through offering targeted training to their parents to support the development of CWDs while at home. Further, we work with schools to improve access to school through improvement of the school infrastructure as well as strengthen the capacity of teachers to embrace an inclusive pedagogy. We use a holistic approach with participation from the community to ensure CWD access other key social services through referrals and partnerships. Reach We have reached 1200+CWDs with individualized support and learning materials, trained 1170+ parents and caregivers in home-based care for CWD, enrolled 200+ in formal learning centers and , distributed 252+assistive devices and improved physical access to 20+ schools and community learning hubs.

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Livelihoods and Technology

aining employment as a refugee in East Africa is harder than for a national. Refugees face discrimination both in entering the job market and in the monthly salary they receive once entering the job market. Barriers to refugee livelihoods lead to extreme poverty and long term negative life outcomes. The levels of poverty faced by households in Kakuma in northern Kenya can be illustrated in the behaviour of 43% of families who employ immediately harmful coping mechanisms such as spending entire days without eating. However, there are opportunities for refugees to engage in and contribute to local and international economic growth. With the right skills, investments and networks, refugees are playing a key role in local value chains such as retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture. With improving connectivity and market linkages refugees all over the world are engaging in remote work and generating income on-line. The pooled fund is designed to be efficient and to maximize the amount of donor funding that reaches communities affected by displacement. Cohere partners with enterprising RLOs supporting the livelihoods of their community members in the most cost-efficient manner. Through the pooled fund, Cohere as the fund manager is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.

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Climate Resilience

Climate change is disproportionately affecting refugee-hosting areas of Africa with 82% of refugees residing in climate-change hotspots. Access to natural resources is vital to provide refugees with income, food and water security yet climate change is reducing the availability and increasing competition for such resources. Meanwhile refugees already face multiple socio-economic and political barriers to realising sustainable livelihoods, good nutrition, adequate health care and opportunities for quality education and mobility. As such, refugees and hosting communities are more exposed and sensitive to the impacts of climate change on their health and livelihoods and less able to absorb and adapt to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Nevertheless, multiple known refugee-led organisations are taking actions to build the ability of their communities to build resilience and sustain and develop prosperity under such constraints. Through the pooled fund, the fund manager, Cohere is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.

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Refugee children face a challenging start to life. The psychosocial impact of being forcibly displaced coupled with the inadequate opportunities for education negatively affects their childhood development experiences resulting in a deficient quality of life. The gross enrolment rate for refugee children in primary school stands at 68% leaving millions of children without an education. Eg, In Uganda, for instance, there are over 400,000 children out of school. Formal education systems in refugee-hosting countries cannot meet the educational needs of refugees by themselves. Refugee-led organizations are playing a vital role in closing the existing education gaps. Examples of refugee-led education initiatives include: reaching the most marginalized persons such as children with disabilities with tailored education support; After-school clubs for homework, extra-curricular, social, and emotional learning; Language classes for children who don’t understand the language of formal instruction; Supporting formal schools on issues of safety and child protection; Vocational education for youth who have dropped out of school and keeping education going during crises. This opportunity is hosted on through a pooled fund, with Cohere acting as a fund manager to connect donors directly with the frontline responders, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding. This is a rolling fund, with more funding coming in at any time. Eligible RLOs will each receive a £5000(Equivalent to 22,725,000 Uganda Shillings; 730,000 Kenyan Shillings) grant to implement their respective projects in a timeframe of 6 months to 12 months. How to apply To apply please complete this Application Form and click on the send button. If successful you will be informed of the next steps. Applications are FREE of charge at all stages. If you have any questions please contact

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Eastern African Famine Relief

One of the worst climate-induced emergencies of the past 40 years is unfolding in Eastern Africa. Over 50 million people across Eastern Africa will face acute food insecurity this year, due to failed rainy seasons across the region. (WFP) Four consecutive rainy seasons have failed, a climatic event not seen in at least 40 years resulting in some of the driest seasons ever recorded across the region (UNICEF). Over a million people have been displaced across Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Families across the region have been forced to leave everything behind in search of food and water, and put their health, safety and education at risk. Refugee Led Organisations in East Africa are among the key frontline responders to the famine. Many refugees in East Africa have been displaced directly by famine and drought or by conflicts in places affected by droughts. They can understand and therefore their response is more relevant and effective. It is always the most vulnerable communities who are worst affected - refugees are no different. With over one million people already displaced as a results of the drought and famine, there will be considerable impact in refugee hosting areas. Refugee leadership will be essential. As refugees themselves, the refugee leaders and organisations we work with are often the point of contact for other families/friends/contacts from their country of origin - this connection often guides others that have been displaced, and this is already happening as a result of the famine. Refugee-led organisations in East Africa are most commonly operating in refugee camps or settlements on the borders where displaced people from the famine are most likely to arrive. This puts them on the frontline of response - both in the short term and for necessary longer term response. The pooled fund is designed to be efficient and maximise the amount of donor funding that reaches communities affected by the famine. Through the pooled fund, the fund manager, Cohere is able to most closely connect donors with the cause they are supporting, significantly reducing the administrative wastage associated with humanitarian funding.

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About Us

Reframe is brought to you by Cohere. At Cohere we’re on a mission to unleash the potential of refugees so they can determine their own futures on their own terms. Cohere is transforming communities by transferring power within the response to refugee crises. To make the most effective and sustainable change within communities, we work closely together with local refugee led organisations (RLOs), who know exactly what's needed to address the challenges their communities face. Cohere has worked with RLOs since 2012. Beginning in 2016, all our work as an NGO has been in partnership with RLOs. We have over 100 RLO partners across Africa, with operational partnerships with RLOs in Indonesia and Malaysia. Cohere has a funding partnership with 33 of these organisations, and has developed systems to manage disbursements of funding to multiple partners in an efficient and accountable way, through Reframe.

What we do

Reframe aims to be a solution to multiple challenges refugee-led organisations (RLOs) worldwide are facing. Through Reframe we want to increase direct funding, raise awareness, build networks and strengthen coordination between RLOs, INGOs, donors and institutional bodies.

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