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.
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
TRANSFORMING DATA INTO ACTION: THE POSITIVE CHANGES WE ALREADY SEE
Ms. Wilhelmina Welsch, JIPS Coordinator
LIGHTNING TALKS: KEY SHIFTS, FORWARD-LOOKING SOLUTIONS, AND WHAT’S NEXT
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