2020 | Capacity Mentions, News & Upcoming Events
ONLINE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Volunteering with a purpose
Switzerland, 6 May 2020 | 14:00 – 16:00
In partnership with the Fachstelle Integration Kanton Zurich Capacity launched ENGAGE, an official volunteering programme for migrant and local communities to find meaningful volunteering opportunities in the field of migration.
As Capacity is committed to the socio-economic inclusion of refugees and migrants in Switzerland, we are offering an exclusive online interactive workshop which will take place via Zoom in order to offer orientation and best practices for volunteering.
OBJECTIVES & AGENDA
This event allows newcomers:
- to understand their motivation behind volunteering
- to know how to leverage volunteering opportunities to find a new purpose/career path
- to know how to engage in local activities around migration to expand their social network
- to get to know the do’s and don’ts of volunteering based on local practices
- to understand which organisations are working on the field of migration
Further information about how to join HERE
Generali | Alumn Teferi Kassa featured by Generali | Migrapreneurship stories
Switzerland, 17 April 2020
Fearing for your life because you repair and distribute wheelchairs? Surely that can’t happen? But it can. It’s Teferi Kassa’s story. Since fleeing his native Ethiopia in 2016, he and his family have been living in Baden & awaiting the outcome of his asylum application. The desire to create a secure future for himself & others is what drives Teferi. That’s why he has set up an association with the help of our partner Generali. You can read his full story online: https://lnkd.in/dHA5N9A
OECD High-Level Policy Forum
Building a Whole-of-Society Approach to Emerging Migration and Integration Challenges
Paris, 16 January 2020
Capacity participated along with the Swiss delegation of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in the OECD High-level Policy Forum on Migration and Integration and a formal ministerial dinner.
We were proud to represent Switzerland and showcase the talent of and work with refugees and migrants, as an example of local good practices.
2019 | Capacity Mentions, News & Past Events
2019 | Capacity Mentions, News & Past Events
Storytelling for Inclusion | Our last public event was on October the 14th at the Kraftwerk where we are showcasing cross-generational experiences of migration.
SwissInfo| Learn about the first-hand refugee experiences of our co-founder Ana Maria Angarita and two of our determined entrepreneurs Mohamad Aldahouk and Natalia Sierra, as refugees. Access the interview HERE.
CNN Money Switzerland | From Welfare to Workforce – Capacity’s co-founder, Valentina Velandia, represented our community of refugee and migrant entrepreneurs during 2019’s #WorldRefugeeDay
CNN | The Living Markets – Don’t Forget Women Refugees
PopUp Fair and World Refugee Day 2019 | Our co-founder, Ana Maria Angarita, tells her story as an asylum seeker
Wicki Partners | Wicki Partners unterstützt Capacity Zurich
University of Zurich | Continuing Education Programs
European Union and Edison Case Study | Capacity Mentoring Programme
Euforia | Engagement Opportunities
2018 | Capacity Mentions and News
UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees
eBay Foundation | eBay Foundation Announces the Winners of the Global Give
Le Temps | Bienfaiteurs
UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Entrepreneurship offers a key to inclusion for migrants and refugees
Collaboratio Helvetica | Portraits of the Mind
The University of St. Gallen (EVOLVE) | Entrepreneurship as an alternative form of income and purpose for refugees and migrants in Switzerland
ChangeHackers | On being an accidental entrepreneur
Room To Read | The power of learning
Intercultural Education Hong Kong | International conference on social innovation and volunteerism
2017 | Capacity Mentions and News
Migros Kulturprozent | Caring Communities
2016 | Capacity Mentions and News
Cablex | We support Capacity Initiative
20 Minuten | Zürcher Start-up
Check out our newsletters
- August 2019 – Learn about our upcoming event, our partnership with the cantonal government and more!
- July 2019 -Breaking the social divide | a retrospective look at our PopUp Fair & the World Refugee Day + Call to action!
- June 2019 – Come and celebrate the closure of our Launch Programme!
- May 2019 – Meet our 2019 Entrepreneurs
- January 2019 – New year, new chances!
- December 2019 – Human Rights Day | ‘Where, After All, Do Universal Human Rights Begin?’ ER – Campaign
- September 2018 – Capacity Closing Ceremony And Pitch Party!
- March 2018 – Capacity’s PopUp Fair and World Refugee Day
- December 2017 – Heartfelt Thanks
Thanks a lot for everything! I cannot explain you how excited I am that I got to know the Capacity Team. The kindness, support and all the encouragement you give means a lot to me and to all of us. It has been a life changing experience!KebedeMentee 2017
This programme has been wonderful. Special thanks to the presenters, mentors and mentees ?ZouherMentee 2017
Thank you, again dear Capacity Team, for the wonderful workshops and for presenting us with such an amazing platform to learn.TashiMentee 2017
I have never worked in an environment that represents such a safe space for all, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic or migratory status. Capacity is a space for everybody to shine."ValentinaCommunity Manager
Concrete knowledge transfer; wonderful teamIsabelArchitecture for Refugees
It was really wonderful and highly valuable! Thanks a million, to Capacity team, Mentors, Presenters and Startups!VaidaMentee 2017