Sharing our global expertise


Looking at the gender dimension of internal displacement

December 29, 2017

Tags: News

The one-day conference on “The Gender Dimension of Internal Displacement”, organised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, shed light on some of the main problems faced by internally displaced women and girls in the OSCE region. Participants discussed core issues and made a call for more and better data to inform policy development and response at all levels.


Towards a comprehensive legal framework for IDPs: informing the prevention component

December 05, 2017

JIPS’ support is still strong in Honduras, with a second mission in November. Its objective was to work with the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of IDP’s (CIPPDV), through the Technical Working Group, as well as World Vision Honduras and UNHCR to support the methodological design and roll-out of a community profiling exercise. The results are expected to feed into the prevention component of the IDP legal framework.


What might a day in the life of a Profiling Coordinator look like?

December 05, 2017

Steph Matti coordinated the Sittwe camp profiling exercise as its Profiling Coordinator between 2015 and 2017, and previously also participated in our Profiling Coordination Training. We asked her what a typical day in the life of a Profiling Coordinator looks like - working with multiple partners, cleaning and analysing massive datasets, generating a 180-page design file, etc. Get a flavour of her story, and meet her in person at the upcoming launch event of the new JET!


Strengthening collection and use of forced displacement data in Africa

December 01, 2017

The African Union Commission works to improve statistics on forced displacement in Africa, including measuring progress on the Kampala Convention and addressing improvements in statistics on refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs. Recognising the importance of and need for better data to address displacement, up until now it wasn’t clear on how this could be done concretely. At a workshop in November, the AU Commission aimed to tackle this and take the process a step further. 


Profiling refugee, migrant and homeless populations in Thessaloniki

November 29, 2017

Tags: News, urban profiling

We at JIPS are excited about the launch of an urban profiling exercise in Thessaloniki in northern Greece, upon request by the Municipality of Thessaloniki and UNHCR. The profiling exercise is aimed at providing evidence to inform the local integration strategies and better access to services. 


Collaborative urban responses: how to include local government?

November 23, 2017

Tags: News

What is the future of urban crisis response, and how can we achieve a more effective outcome? These are some of the questions that the recent conference “Crises in cities and cities in crisis: towards a collaborative urban response” in London aimed to discuss. Two aspects were particularly emphasised throughout: the inclusion of local actors is critical, and a sound evidence-base must be the starting point. Read on. 


Displacement in UNECE work session on migration

November 06, 2017

Tags: News, EGRIS

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Eurostat organised a joint work session on migration statistics under the auspices of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES). JIPS and UNHCR jointly presented the work of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) to raise awareness of the importance to include refugee and IDP populations in the discussion and share lessons learned and recommendations.



Supporting governments for better responses to displacement

November 02, 2017

Tags: News

At the annual course on the Law of Internal Displacement government representatives strengthened their knowledge and shared their experiences on addressing internal displacement. For the third time we had the pleasure to contribute to these efforts by facilitating a session on data collection and collaborative displacement profiling. 


Tell the story in the data

October 30, 2017

Generating sound and agreed-upon evidence to inform joint responses to displacement situations is at the centre of our work. However, visualising displacement information in a way that makes it easily accessible and engaging to target audiences requires specific thinking. This is where infographics and data visualisation can be very useful. At a recent training by UN OCHA, we went step-by-step through the process of creating effective infographics, and discussed best practices of visualisation. 


Evidence towards a legal framework on IDPs through profiling

October 05, 2017

Tags: News

JIPS’ support to the Honduran Government to reach solutions for IDPs continues in 2017. Under the lead of the Interinstitutional Commission for the Protection of Persons Displaced by Violence (CIPPDV), in collaboration with UNHCR, JIPS carried out a mission to Honduras. The exercise' objectives are to update the results of the 2014-15 profiling and provide additional inputs for the national legal framework on IDPs, policies, programmes and projects in-country.


How IDPs use video to explain the profiling analysis to their communities

October 04, 2017

Tags: News

After the launch in Myanmar in August 2017, the CCCM Cluster and JIPS were delighted to introduce the Sittwe Camp Profiling Report to the global community in Geneva. The event also presented an opportunity to showcase a new approach to generate community feedback to a profiling exercise through a film, implemented by DRC / CCCM Myanmar and building on a project with UNHCR Innovation. 


Learning from coordinated needs assessments for profiling

October 02, 2017

Tags: News

In emergency situations, it can be very challenging to bring a range of diverse stakeholders together to come up with a common approach for rapid coordinated response to a crisis. Building on our collaboration in various areas of work with OCHA, we joined their recent CAIM training to learn from different participants’ field experiences in emergency situations and to further explore synergies in training approaches.


Bringing in community voices

September 05, 2017

Tags: News

Following the publication of the profiling report from Sittwe Township in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, and as part of our Innovation Project on community engagement, JIPS and profiling partners are exploring new ways of engaging with communities on profiling results.


Developing recommendations on official IDP statistics

September 05, 2017

Tags: News

At the third meeting of the IDP component of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), hosted by JIPS in Geneva, members reviewed the draft Technical Report on IDP Statistics and jointly worked on concrete recommendations for standardized practice across contexts. The report will be submitted to a round of formal global consultations by the UN Statistical Division in October. 


Agreeing on conclusions from profiling findings in Kosovo

August 31, 2017

Tags: News, durable solutions

A collaborative workshop was organised on August 24th in Prishtina, Kosovo, to jointly discuss the main findings from a profiling exercise aiming to produce evidence on different IDP populations in the country to inform durable solutions planning and programming. JIPS supported colleagues in DRC to facilitate the workshop and group work.