What We Do

At the heart of RET’s mission is to protect and build the self-reliance of young people and women. 

RET works in conflicts, crises, and fragile environments worldwide, from Europe to the Middle East and Asia, throughout Africa, and all the way to the Americas. RET is committed to providing interventions across the humanitarian, development, and peace (HDP) triple nexus, with short, medium- and long-term multiple-year perspectives, primarily focused on young people. Among young people, RET has grown especially concerned with the plight of young women, who have become one of our key beneficiary populations in all contexts. 

RET focuses not only on protecting but also on increasing the self-reliance of refugees and displaced young people, women, their families, and those affected in the host communities by conflicts and violence. 

We are committed to assisting communities through tailor-made solutions, converging our actions to “Bridge the Gaps” using a holistic, multi-sectoral approach to protect, build peace, and enhance self-reliance. We focus on creating durable development results and ending the need for external support, enabling the most vulnerable to become more resilient and lead their own development journey towards rebuilding more resilient and peaceful communities. When communities are resilient, overcoming multi-dimensional poverty becomes a possibility.

Why Our Mission Matters?

Through its unique mandate centered on young people, and on women & girls,
RET bridges the gaps between humanitarian action and development aid,
adding a peace dimension to its interventions. 

This is what we refer to as the
Humanitarian – Development – Peace (HDP) Triple Nexus. 

RET’s Multi-Sectoral

Integrated Programming for better Outcomes

RET’s multi-sectoral approach guarantees the complementary
nature of actions and the interdependence between them.
It provides a comprehensive approach to bridge the
multi-dimensional needs of young people and women,
achieves more significant and long-lasting results, and reduces wasteful duplication. 

RET focuses primarily on the two pillars of youth and women, as they represent among the most vulnerable populations during crises, as well as the most significant vectors of positive social change.

Centered on Young People

Youth are positive actors during a crisis, while also representing the future of their communities…

Centered on Women & Girls

Protecting, supporting, and enabling women and girls to become more resilient, reach their full potential and lead their own development journey, while inspiring entire communities…

Impact at a Glance

RET in Numbers




Projects Worldwide


Schools & Women Centers


Direct Beneficiaries & Program Participants


Indirect Beneficiaries & Program Participants

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New Project Launch – MALI – Empowering Vulnerable Women & Youth

RET officially launched its new project in Mali to address Food Insecurity, Peaceful Relations and Economic Interdependence among the Affected Communities. Project Title:  Improved Livelihoods and Food Security through Training in Climate-Adaptive Agriculture, Handicrafts, and Peaceful Relations and Economic Interdependence among Communities. (2022-2025) Insecurity, high population growth, weak infrastructure, and low levels of human capital…

Addressing the Multidimensional Barriers to Girls’ Education in Niger

Addressing the Multidimensional Barriers to Girls’ Education in Niger Niger is among the world’s countries with the lowest girls’ enrolment, retention, and school completion rates. According to UNICEF, 2.5 million children and adolescents are out of school.[1] 5 Only 19% of girls in rural areas complete primary education. This number drops to a worrying 8% among the…

RET won the “Prize of Excellence” for its work with child soldiers and the communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

Sunday, September 11th, 2022, RET Germany was awarded the “Prize of Excellence” by the Association Sans But Lucratif (ASBL) “Tous vers un-Congo Nouveau”, (T.C.N) -All towards a new Congo- for its work with child soldiers since 2012 in DRC. During the ceremony, multiple awards were distributed to individuals and non-profit organizations working to promote youth…

Webinar “Comprehensive Approach within Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment Programmes are Key for Collective Sustainable Development: Leap Women’s Co-Operative and Leap Natural Social Enterprise Example from Türkiye.” The Regional Forum for Sustainable Development 2022 | The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Check out the Webinar Recording here! Türkiye hosts around 7 million refugees (Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan) who have fled their home countries. Disproportionately affected by crises, women and girls face more adversities, including barriers to access to basic services, such as health services, education, livelihoods, and employment opportunities, coupled with protection risks and higher risks…

Gender Equality today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022 The International Women’s Day, March 8, is an opportunity to reflect on the advances and gaps in gender equity and commemorate how women and girls are leading the solutions to address global problems, including climate change within RET’s programs. The UN 2022 theme focuses on “Gender equality today for…

Pest Monitoring and Integrated Pest Management – Lebanon

RET is implementing a project aimed at “Strengthening the resilience and peaceful coexistence of Lebanese and Syrian refugees through increased income generation in the agricultural and food production sectors” in Lebanon, in partnership with the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute. A Training of Trainers (ToT) was organized in Tel Al-Amarah station, tackling traps and attractants and their…

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