Capacity building – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Impressions from the 2019 Global CCCM Cluster Retreat
At JIPS we were delighted to attend the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster annual retreat at the start of October 2019, in Geneva. Taking place over two days the retreat brought together representatives from many humanitarian organisations and academia, offering the opportunity to share achievements, best practices...
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A Training of Trainers to Feed Into the Urban Profiling in Yemen
Since early 2019, JIPS has been supporting UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) in Yemen to implement urban profiling exercises and produce a sound and agreed-upon evidence base that can inform recovery and reconstruction efforts in the country. Having supported earlier profiling exercises in 2010 and 2014 (looking at the...
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Building Capacity for Urban Profiling in Cities in Conflict: UrbAN-Syria Consortium Delivered its First Training
From August 26-29, 2019, Urban Analysis Network Syria (UrbAN-S) consortium delivered its first four-day training centered on urban profiling. Developed by JIPS and delivered together with iMMAP and Common Space Initiative (CSI), the course aimed to help organisations responding to urban displacement in Syria, to improve their understanding of analysis...
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Our First French-Language Profiling Coordination Training in Dakar, Senegal
For this year's regional edition of our flagship training course, the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT), a five-member team of JIPS facilitators headed to Dakar, Senegal. They were joined by five external co-facilitators from our partners, OCHA and IOM with the Centre for Humanitarian Data, with whom we walked through the entire profiling process...
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Statistical Capacity Building on Forced Displacement: An Urgent Need for SDGs & GCR indicators?
Ever since a week full of international meetings on indicator frameworks at the end of March 2019, I am left reflecting on the issue of statistical capacity building, or more specifically on capacity building to improve data on forced displacement. Data – or statistics – is a critical building block...
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Four Key Insights from the Latest GP20 Steering Group Meeting on IDP Data (Mar 2019)
The latest Steering Group meeting of the group working to implement the Plan of Action marking 20 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20) gave the floor to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Honduras and Ukraine. They showcased their diverse approaches to collecting, analysing and using data on internal displacement for...
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Farewell to the PARK - Not fit for purpose, but still needed?
Capturing lessons learned and sharing good practice is often hard to find time to do systematically in the busy world of humanitarian needs assessment and profiling practitioners. How can we best learn and exchange experience from different contexts, share tools and concrete examples between practitioners? What are the best mechanisms...
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Profiling Coordination Training 2018: new datasets, new sessions, updated scenario and extended topics
This year’s edition of our flagship training on profiling brought together 28 participants from more than 20 countries to work on the profiling process from start to finish. It was an exciting 6 days hands-on training using our revised fictional country scenario Freedonia and concrete examples from our profiling experience...
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Profiling Exchange with Built Environment Professionals to Inform Integration Planning in Thessaloniki, Greece
Recognising that different types of actors are needed for holistic responses to displacement in cities, JIPS is exploring new partnerships to better understand how these many actors can work together to collect information and jointly use results. More specifically, as Håvard Breivik and Tone Selmer-Olsen describe in the interview, given that solutions to urban displacement necessarily...
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Profiling Coordination Training Through the Words of its Participants: Interview with Tarek Tamer, NRC
Designed to combine theory and practice informed by the real-life challenges encountered in the field, the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) represents a truly comprehensive learning experience for actors involved in profiling displacement situations. To better explain what the training has to offer, we talked to Tarek Tamer, a former PCT...
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Building Capacity for Joint Analysis: Kick-starting the Analysis Phase in Thessaloniki, Greece
Establishing a joint interpretation of the displacement situation among relevant actors is a precondition for a more coordinated and targeted response. Failing to correctly understand and interpret the data collected through a profiling exercise might mean quashing the whole process, and ending up preventing future collaboration among partners. A rigorous...
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More Useful Data Through Joint Analysis - Contributing to ACAPS’ Advanced Humanitarian Analysis Programme
Being able to turn data into useful evidence is critical for humanitarian actors working to support decision-makers in addressing internal displacement. In order to strengthen analysis capacity within the humanitarian sector, ACAPS recently launched the Humanitarian Analysis Programme (HAP), a training aimed at creating a network of highly skilled actors, able to analyse existing...
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