Capacity building – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Sampling Guide for Displacement Situations: Choosing & Planning Your Approach
When we want to collect information about a group of people, we have the choice between collecting information on all members of the group (a census), or only from a sample of them. In displacement-related contexts, conducting a census is often particularly vulnerable to bias and generally also an expensive...
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The Transformative Potential of Data in Internal Displacement Situations: Recommendations to UN High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement
Data can have a significant transformative power in internal displacement situations – which we in JIPS have witnessed throughout our 11+ years of supporting data-related, collaborative efforts in over 25 different contexts around the world. The role of data in addressing internal displacement should be seen as cross-cutting and can...
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Shaping the Joint Analysis Approach Together With Profiling Partners in the Philippines (March 2020)
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) encompasses the largest portion of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mindanao (Philippines), mostly due to armed conflict. The local Protection Cluster team, led by UNHCR Philippines, and the local government have been monitoring IDP movements in the region since 2012, but it has...
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JIPS’ Support in Mexico on Capacity Building for Improved Displacement Data (Nov 2019)
Internal displacement has been present in Mexico for decades and diverse actors have been responding to the phenomenon in different ways. However, it was only recently, in April 2019, that the Mexican government officially recognised internal displacement. The meetings we organised and facilitated during our recent scoping mission to the...
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Discussing Data Sources, Challenges & Solutions at the 2019 IIHL Annual Course on the Law of Internal Displacement
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention and respond to an increasing demand from Francophone countries, the Sanremo Course on the Law of Internal Displacement for the first time was conducted in French, in addition to its well-established English edition. At JIPS we were delighted to contribute for...
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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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