JIPS-Norway High-Level Event: Delivering on the UN Secretary-General’s upcoming Action Agenda on Internal Displacement: Making the Key Shifts a Reality for Data - JIPS - Joint IDP Profiling Service

JIPS-Norway High-Level Event: Delivering on the UN Secretary-General’s upcoming Action Agenda on Internal Displacement: Making the Key Shifts a Reality for Data


Co-hosted by JIPS and the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN in Geneva on Tuesday, 14 June 2022, this high-level event brought attention to the upcoming UN Secretary-General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement and the key shifts it calls for, highlighting positive changes that are already in motion from the viewpoint of data processes.

Bringing together donors and other actors involved in responding to Forced Displacement, the event linked global priorities to field practice and, through concrete examples, demonstrated the transformative value of data and analysis when generated through collaborative processes and a whole-of-society approach. It showcased  JIPS’ work and achievements at the country and global levels, underpinned by its Strategy 2021-2023, and our future plans. 



The event hosted around a hundred participants from diverse backgrounds and locations around the world. While the first part of the event provided a snapshot of the promising approaches JIPS already observes in its work, the second part featured a series of lightning talks to dive deeper into three key shifts outlined in the Action Agenda, from the viewpoint of data processes, namely: i) political will and national ownership of data on Forced Displacement; ii) whole-of-society approaches that engage communities as equal partners in the data design, collection, analysis and use; and iii) pathways in data processes that enable collective humanitarian, development and peace results.

The discussion brought forward six main takeaways, which we consolidated into an event summary note. Across the board, the high-level speakers underlined the promising approaches that we can build upon, and emphasised the important role JIPS has been and is playing in this regard.

Check out the full event recording to listen to the different interventions, access JIPS’ presentation for a snapshot of our key achievements and outlook, and read our event summary note with the main takeaways from the high-level discussion. The insights from the event can feed into the follow up process to the UNSG Action Agenda.


Key takeaways

  1. Systemic changes are needed – and this requires Collaborative Leadership.
  2. Collaborative data processes can support communities’ agency and ensure Accountability to Affected People (AAP).
  3. ‘More and better data’ starts with enhanced collective intelligence approaches that strengthen nationally owned solutions and the social contract between governments and their citizens.
  4. Addressing internal displacement is crucial to attaining the SDGs; this requires integrating IDPs into ongoing ‘ordinary’ development processes.
  5. We cannot stop funding during times of crises. Importantly, increased investment is needed in sustained data use.
  6. Collaborative data processes can support Resident Coordinators in their Collaborative Leadership role.



Ms. Charlotte Slente, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council and JIPS’ Executive Committee Member
HE Ms. Tine Mørch Smith, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN in Geneva

Moderator: Mr. Davis Adieno, Director of Programs, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Mr. George Conway, Deputy Director of the Crisis Bureau, UNDP

Ms. Wilhelmina Welsch, JIPS Coordinator

Atty. Raissa Jajurie, Ministry of Social Services and Development, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
Mr. Santiago Ávila, Director, Youth Against Violence, Honduras
Ms. Khardiata Lo N’diaye, DSRSG / Resident Coordinator / Humanitarian Coordinator, Sudan
Ms. Chiara Adamo, Acting Director on Human Development, Migration, Governance and Peace, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission

Ms. Elizabeth Tan, Head of the Department of International Protection, UNHCR



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