Durable solutions – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
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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Composite Measures for Analysing Durable Solutions: Practitioners’ Reflections from Global and Local Level
In recent time, we have seen many actors scaling up their engagement on durable solutions in contexts of displacement. However, analysing and measuring progress towards durable solutions is often a complex undertaking and methodologically challenging. One approach that is increasingly being explored in this context, are composite measures. In which...
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Thessaloniki Report Launch: Profiling of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Third Country Nationals
We are excited to share the news of the profiling report from Thessaloniki, Greece, which was launched by partners in-country in December 2019. The result of a collaborative effort between the Municipality of Thessaloniki, UNHCR, various UN agencies and international NGOs, as well as Greek NGOs and volunteer groups, this...
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Durable Solutions Analysis in Darfur, Sudan: Profiling Results & Methodology
As part of ongoing efforts towards durable solutions for Darfur’s internally displaced people (IDPs), the Government of Sudan, the United Nations Country Team and the wider international community represented by the Durable Solutions Working Group (including UNDP, IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UN-Habitat, INGO Steering Committee and donors) initiated, in 2017,...
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Colombia’s Victims’ Unit Work on IDP Data & The Value of JIPS’ Support
Colombia has experienced a large scale and significantly protracted internal displacement crisis for a number of years. The Government, primarily through the work of the Unit for the Victims Assistance and Reparation (hereafter: Victim’s Unit) has provided strong leadership in shaping the response in the form of both humanitarian action...
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Scoping & Technical Mission to the Philippines: Profiling the Islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi
Over the last decades, the Philippines have been experiencing both disaster- and conflict-induced displacement. The recently ratified Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM, including the three southern islands of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi) has among the highest number of internally displaced people (IDPs) due to conflict and violence.[1] Due...
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From Practitioners to Practitioners: Durable Solutions Analysis Webinar | Lessons from Iraq, Sudan & Somalia
Increasing efforts are being made to better analyse and measure progress towards durable solutions in contexts of displacement. However, conducting durable solutions analyses continues to remain a complex undertaking with many challenges. These challenges have been raising interesting questions such as, what are the current tools and approaches in the field of...
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IGAD-GP20 Regional Exchange on Internal Displacement: Key Takeaways for Durable Solutions Analysis
The last Regional Consultative Process (RCP) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), held in October 2019 in Addis Ababa and co-convened by GP20, was exclusively dedicated to internal displacement. With over a 100 government officials, humanitarian and development practitioners, donors and other actors, the event was a great opportunity...
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Data Implications from Wilton Park Discussions on Internal Displacement
In the beautiful setting of Wiston House with its remarkable history resounding in every room, I was pleased to be able to attend a recent Wilton Park conference on “Internally Displaced Persons: towards more effective international protection and durable solutions (WP1705)”. Gathering (some of) “the great and the good” of...
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Learning Exchange with ReDSS on Durable Solutions Analysis for Displacement
The recent annual programme workshop, organised by the Regional Secretariat on Durable Solutions (ReDSS) in Nairobi in June 2019, was a rich learning experience. It was great to see the key actors from different parts of the region – including local and national authorities, local and international NGOs, civil society,...
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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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Working Towards Durable Solutions: What We Learned at the Recent GP20 Steering Group Meeting
“Protracted displacement is a humanitarian issue, but it is also a process of social and economic impoverishment. (…) It’s not only a problem for IDPs but also for host communities, and there is a risk of undermining state policies (and even) jeopardizing the Sustainable Development Goals. I’ve come to the...
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