Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP) - JIPS - Joint IDP Profiling Service

Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP)

The Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to build capacities of JIPS country partners to better work together in the generation and use of data on internal displacement. It addresses critical structural challenges and capacity gaps that persist in responses to Internal Displacement situations.

Recognizing that no actor alone has all the tools and expertise to effectively respond to Internal Displacement, the programme teaches the technical skills to implement data processes, to collaborate with partners and to coordinate a process that contributes to more coherent and nationally owned  data ecosystems and evidence- based action. 

The CLP builds on JIPS’ expertise of treating collaboration as a skill, showcasing its added value as well as teaching it – drawing on 14+ years of experience working in diverse displacement contexts and supporting collaborative data efforts in more than 50  countries.


CLP 2024

In 2024, the CLP training on “The Fundamentals of Transforming Displacement Data into Action for Solutions” equips participants with the foundational skills to jointly generate, analyze, and use data on Internal Displacement, including the implementation of global standards and guidance on Durable Solutions and IDP statistics.

The training is primarily targeting participants from countries where JIPS has ongoing or confirmed support and is implemented through a hybrid training that combines a 6-week e-learning phase and a 3-day live workshop. A virtual networking event is offered in September to identify future avenues for support and collaboration.

The training will provide space for 25 participants, who are recruited through JIPS’ partnerships and planned or ongoing projects.

  • E-learning: 20th May to 30th June, including a number of virtual live sessions
  • Face-to-face training: 2nd to 4th July in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Virtual networking event in September

The hybrid training approach is not only an opportunity to learn but also to exchange ideas, solve challenges, initiate projects and build new partnerships, while having direct access to JIPS’ technical support.

JIPS will create spaces for so-called thematic injects, meaning additional specific expertise from JIPS its partners on cross-cutting subjects (such as Community Engagement or Official IDP Statistics).

In 2024, JIPS is partnering with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The partnership will offer tailored content centered on the Data Values Project. This content will provide insights into the project’s latest work on innovative and inclusive data governance approaches, citizen participation, and data ecosystems. Additionally, it will explore how power dynamics impact data production, management, and use and ways to address and mitigate these impacts.

CLP 2023 Testimonials CLP 2024 Application Form


FAQ Regional CLP 2023

What is Collaborative Leadership?
The staggering numbers of people who are displaced within their country and remain in displacement for the longer term illustrate that preventing, responding, and finding solutions to internal displacement requires collaborative efforts – going beyond crisis mode, with a longer-term operational perspective at the systemic level.

This requires Collaborative Leadership – the capability to enable and coordinate a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate across sectors for the generation and effective use of data, to achieve sustainable solutions to internal displacement. This includes:

  • Process Capacities
  • Collaboration Capacities
  • Technical Capacities

How can I participate?
The training participants are recruited through planned or on-going JIPS projects. However, if you are still interested in joining the training, please write an Email to
What are the eligibility criteria?
  1. Colleagues working in countries where JIPS has ongoing or confirmed support, including governmental bodies, coordination bodies, regional and country teams of JIPS Executive Committee, UN institutions, (I)NGOs and CSOs.
  2. Relevant experience in coordinating the design and implementation of data collection exercises, assessments and information management related to internal displacement data, IDP statistics, and Durable Solutions.
  3. Being in a position with responsibility and decision-making power that include leading or about to lead efforts to translate displacement data into programs, interventions, and policies.
  4. Ability to act as a change agent and multiplier of the learning outcomes, by capacitating fellow colleagues and/or mainstreaming best practices into their work to foster collaborative displacement data processes and Durable Solutions analysis.
  5. Willingness to learn and exchange ideas, solve problems, and initiate projects and build new partnerships.
  6. Fluent spoken and written English.
How is the e-learning phase structured?

The e-learning phase consists of 6 core modules, each requiring a 3 hour commitment by participants per week. The e-learning will be supported by one-time live virtual kick-off, regular office hours and info mailings.

Module 1: Collaborative Leadership in Data Processes

Introduction to collaboration and leadership in data processes in displacement settings — key concepts and frameworks

Module 2: Objectives and Process Design

Objective design — stakeholder analysis — information landscape mapping — secondary data review — understanding different data sources on displacement, including IDP statistics — collective buy-in

Module 3: Methodologies for Data Collection

Qualitative and quantitative methods — identifying displaced populations — joint analytical frameworks — Durable Solutions analysis — area-based approaches

Module 4: Implementing Data Collection

Data collection tools and principles — operational planning — survey design — Deep dive: community engagement

Module 5: Joint Analysis and Validation of Results

Joint analysis process — joint analysis techniques — joint data validation — communicating results

Module 6: Dissemination and Use of Data

Data use — actionable recommendations — dissemination and communication strategies — action planning

How is the face-to-face training organized and structured?

The 3-day face-to-face training from the 2nd to the 4th of July, will take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Accommodation costs and meals can be covered by JIPS. Travel costs, including visa, will be covered by participants.

It includes facilitated sessions structured along the six stages of JIPS’ collaborative data process with use cases and hands-on exercises to practice collaboration and apply theoretical knowledge.

In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to reflect and work on concrete individual challenges around collaboration and data in peer-2-peer “case clinics” and/or “Open Space” formats.

Why should I join?
The course facilitators are subject matter experts and aim to strike a balance between rich training content and flexible spaces for organic networking and workshopping of Solutions.

The blended training delivery offers participants the chance to bring their real-life challenges to the live-sessions, to exchange best practices and regional learning with direct access to JIPS technical support.

What will I learn?

After this training you will be able to:

  • Understand the multiplying and long-term positive impact that collaborative data processes achieve;
  • Plan for and lead a collaborative Data Value Process, from gathering key stakeholders to generating buy-in, nurturing and sustaining collaboration throughout;
  • Conceptualize, coordinate and facilitate the joint design, collection, analysis and use of displacement data;
  • Define strategies to jointly develop actionable recommendations and disseminate results for impact.

What are the benefits to my organization?

After attending the training, participants have the ability to help any organization:

  • Design, manage and lead a collaborative and inclusive data process from goal setting to the use of data;
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, fostering trust and accountability in people and processes;
  • Apply and advise on a wide range of methodological approaches, tools and frameworks for improved data generation, analysis and use;
  • Communicate information to partners and stakeholders in a format that enables them to take evidence-based decisions.

What are the course prerequisites?

To participate in the course the following requirements are essential:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Computer literacy and access to a computer with internet for self-paced learning;
  • The ability to dedicate at least 3 hours per week to the course during the e-learning phase from May 20 – June 30;
  • Ability to obtain a visa to travel to Nairobi, Kenya for the face-to-face training from July 2 – July 4;
  • Ability to cover the costs of transport to and from the training venue, including flights to Nairobi, Kenya, visa costs and any other costs related to the travel.

What are the requirements to receive the training certificate?
To earn a training certificate, participants must complete all e-learning modules through knowledge checks and participate in the live workshop training.
How can I stay updated on the CLP?
To stay updated on CLP2024 as well as future iterations, follow us on Twitter using #Collaborate4Impact and/or sign up to our newsletter.

Supported by

This training is made possible through the generous support of the American people through the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (DG ECHO) as well as the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of JIPS and do not necessarily reflect the views of BHA/USAID or the United States Government and DG ECHO.

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