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News and blogs

Collaborating to Improve Responses to Migration

On 11th February, ACH / Himilo were proud to launch, in collaboration with the University of Bristol: Migration Mobilities Bristol, a series of workshops on Collaborating to Improve Responses to Migration.

Gender Equality - UN SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; 17 goals to transform our world. Goal 5 is Gender Equality, and we are working on this goal by having gender equality amongst our staff, challenging negative stereotypes and empowering our female tenants/learners. Read more about how our work aligns with this SDG goal and how you can get involved.

A strong start to 2019

From the beginning, ACH has been committed to making the process of integration into the UK a better one for refugees. We do this because it is the right thing to do - not because we seek awards or recognition.

Making the most of highly qualified refugees

A 2017 report by the CBI found that three quarters of businesses expect to increase the number of high-skilled roles over the coming years, but 61% fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled people to fill them. There is a real danger that this current and future uncertainty could hold back UK economic growth. However, there is an untapped talent pool of people, it’s increasing and it’s one that employers are largely ignoring.

‘Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion’ Conference

Fuad recently spoke at the third Migration Policy Institute Europe event on the 24th and 25th of January 2019 in Brussels. The event was on 'Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion' and focused on building a sense of 'home'.

Bristol - diverse but not integrated?

In September 2018, the Inter Cultural Cities UK Desk and ACH / Himilo held a workshop in Bristol for a range of stakeholders to look at the role of culture in relation to the integration of refugees, migrants and the wider community.

Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration (SEESI)

ACH hosted five partner organisations on November 5th and 6th 2018 for the kick-off meeting for our new ERAMUS+ project Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration (SEESI).

Lift the Ban Coalition Meeting

On Monday 21st January we took part in a Lift the Ban coalition gathering in London. With more than 140 coalition members, this was a great opportunity to connect with others who are working on this issue and exchange ideas.

Addressing the productivity challenges of microbusinesses

ACH are delighted to be part of a new research project funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) to investigate ways of addressing the productivity challenges facing microbusinesses.