Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table (R-SEAT) is an
international initiative working to
enhance the effectiveness of global
refugee responses, by co-designing
mechanisms to amplify refugee
leadership ecosystems and increase
the participation of refugees at state
levels in a meaningful, sustainable,
and transformative way.


Our vision is for refugees to play a major role within the central decision-making bodies of the global refugee regime, such as the Executive Committee of the UNHCR (ExCom), to contribute to more effective and legitimate processes to the policies that affect their lives.


Our mission is to secure commitments from 20 ExCom Member States to formalise refugee participation in their respective national delegations by 2023. R-SEAT also works to build capacity within the global refugee leadership ecosystem by connecting refugee leaders with relevant stakeholders, (including policy makers, foundations, and other non-profit organisations).