RefugePoint is proud to announce that today two of its leaders, Amy Slaughter (Chief Strategy Officer) and Sasha Chanoff (Founder and Executive Director), will receive the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship / World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award!

Amy, Sasha, and the other honored recipients are in New York City with Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, to receive their awards during the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit co-chaired by the President of Ghana, the Prime Minister of Denmark and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

The award comes as RefugePoint is building a global effort to help refugees become self-reliant in the countries to which they’ve fled in a climate where the U.S. has cut back support for refugees and largely barred its doors. The lack of adequate support for refugees has forced unprecedented numbers into dangerous and deadly onward journeys in search of safety. To draw attention to the importance of refugee self-reliance, RefugePoint and partners have created the Better Lives Now Pledge, a simple ‘call to action’ sign on document open to the public to sign-on. Please consider signing the pledge today!

As awardees, Amy and Sasha join the Schwab Foundation’s global community of outstanding social entrepreneurs working in over 70 countries. They will be integrated into World Economic Forum meetings and initiatives and will contribute actively in exchanges with top leaders in business, government, civil society, and media. This honor is bestowed each year by the Schwab Foundation, the World Economic Forum’s sister organization, to identify and recognize the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Please join us in congratulating our dedicated leaders, Amy and Sasha!