Beyond the Basics: Integrating Psychosocial Support into Enterprise and Employment Programming
Supporting the economic recovery of crisis-affected people and communities is a priority for many donors and implementing agencies, and rightly so. Affected people often rate basic and income needs as their top priorities during and after crises.
However, displacement, violence, disaster and uncertainty take a heavy toll on affected people, especially their emotional and mental health. This makes finding a job, starting a business, or learning a trade even harder when these often ‘unspoken’ needs are not addressed.
This Marketlinks webinar looked at the integration of psychosocial support interventions with traditional economic recovery programming. Speakers from Action Against Hunger, International Rescue Committee, and Catholic Relief Services shared successful examples from their programming in Iraq, South Sudan, and El Salvador and Honduras.