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Self Report 2017

The self-report on WHS Commitments below is organized according to the 24 transformations of the Agenda for Humanity. It is based on commitments pledged at the time of report submission. Click on the 'Expand' symbol to expand each section and read the reporting inputs by transformation.

Reduce and address displacement

Individual Commitment

Core Commitment

  • What led your organization to make the commitment?

    The mission of the Tent Foundation, established in 2015, is to improve the livelihoods of the more than 65 million forcibly displaced persons around the globe. Tent does this by funding direct assistance, investing in innovation, and promoting policies and partnerships to help the displaced reach their full potential. The commitments made by Tent for the Agenda for Humanity are an outline of Tent's existing guiding principles and mission as an organisation.

  • Achievements at a glance

    Since May 2016, Tent has made progress on each of its commitments. The Tent Alliance expanded after the U.S. Department of State transferred ownership of its Partnership for Refugees in September 2016, nearly doubling the number of companies involved, and has continued to increase the number of corporate commitments to 75 in the months since.

    In December 2016, Tent commissioned its second annual 'Tent Tracker,' a public opinion survey in 12 countries on perceptions of the global refugee situation. This year, the survey included the addition of Italy.

    In March 2017, Tent launched its second Tent Challenge, with a goal of providing grants to a number of organisations providing assistance to refugees in their efforts to integrate into host communities and find meaningful employment.

  • How is your organization assessing progress

    1. The number of companies that join the Tent Partnership for Refugees and the resulting larger commitments they may make in the future
    2. The achievements of Tent-funded projects are assessed by the number of refugees reached, systems transformations, or other relevant measures of success that indicate refugees experience easier social integration or are able to obtain employment.
    3. Tent's research is assessed by its dissemination volume via social media and press and use of resulting data in advocacy campaigns or further research by other groups to foster welcoming and enabling environments for refugees.

  • Challenges faced in implementation

    As a young organization, proving Tent's unique selling point was a slight challenge, particularly in soliciting companies to join the Tent Partnership for Refugees. However, the general movement toward utilizing core business practices to provide humanitarian and development assistance, in conjunction with the success of Tent's research to prove the necessity of and benefits from helping refugees greatly eased these challenges.

  • Next step to advance implementation in 2017

    Tent continues to expand the Tent Partnership for Refugees (3 more companies have joined since January), but to also refine the individual commitments of existing members and develop overarching goals and commitments for companies to work toward together. On giving, Tent has refined its strategy for 2017 and is prioritizng projects that enable social integration and enabling employment in countries where these issues are most pressing. Research for 2017 will continue to provide insight into the viewpoints of refugees, host communities, as well as recommendations for stakeholders on how to ease integration of refugees into host communities.

  • If you had one message for the annual report on what is most needed to advance the transformation 'Reduce and address displacement', what would it be

    Continuing and increasing the private sector's involvement in transforming the lives of the forcibly displaced, worldwide, is imperative. The innovation, deftness, and resources the sector can bring to the table can provide the necessary tools to unlock the fullest possible support for the world's marginalized.

  • Cross cutting issues

    Innovation Private sector Refugees

  • Other related Agenda for Humanity transformations

    4A - Reinforce, do not replace, national and local systems 4C - Deliver collective outcomes: transcend humanitarian-development divides 5A - Invest in local capacities


  • WHS Commitments Attachments
    Transformation - 3A