2.B Sponsors: From Mobilization to Engagement
B.3 Who is eligible to sponsor and what is their relationship to government?
Why is this area important?
Actors need to consider the requirements for sponsorship and sponsors’ responsibilities.
Considerations may include:
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(i) How are sponsors matched to refugees? (ii) What are the types of eligible sponsor groups (individuals, organizations, community groups, businesses, etc.)? (iii) What criteria do organizations need to meet before entering into sponsorship agreements with the government? What safeguards are in place for newly-approved organizations? (iv) How many members are required in a sponsoring group? (v) What is the financial capacity of the sponsoring group members individually and collectively and how is their financial capacity determined? (vi) What is the settlement capacity of the sponsoring group members individually and how is their settlement capacity determined? (vii) What are the criteria concerning the place of residence of the group members vis-à-vis intended place of residence of the resettled refugees? (viii) What is the date on which the sponsoring group’s undertaking takes effect? (ix) For what reasons may a sponsoring group or individual member be ineligible to sponsor?