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, including 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 formalize refugee participation in their respective national delegations. R-SEAT also works to build capacity within the global refugee leadership ecosystem by connecting refugee leaders and refugee-led organizations (RLOs) with relevant stakeholders, (including policy makers, foundations, and other non-profit organizations).