Durable solutions – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Durable Solutions Analysis Methodology Development & Technical Challenges: From our Second Profiling Mission to Ukraine
After an initial scoping mission in November 2018, we returned to Ukraine for a second time in early June. JIPS’ Head of Information Management and Innovation Wilhelmina Welsch and Information Management Officer Melissa Weihmayer met partners in Severodonetsk, in the Luhansk Oblast, located in eastern Ukraine, as well as in...
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Scoping Mission to Nigeria: Assessing Information & Capacity Building Needs for a Durable Solutions Analysis (2019)
A decade of conflict and continued violence by non-state armed groups and military operations are affecting millions of people in north-eastern Nigeria. Estimates put the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at 2 million (Source: DTM, Round XXIV, August 2018), with over 80% being in Borno State. The government and...
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World Reconstruction Conference 4 – Profiling Serves as Key Information Source for Reconstruction Planning
The fourth World Reconstruction Conference in May 2019 in Geneva reaffirmed that "the inclusion of marginalised groups […] during assessment, planning and decision-making processes" is key for long-term recovery from crisis. Similarly, the event underlined the importance of bringing together a place-based with a people-based approach to achieve a comprehensive...
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Assessing Information Needs for a Solutions Analysis in South Sudan
Following the peace deal signed in September 2018 and known as Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), spontaneous IDP and refugee returns have increased despite continuing pockets of insecurity in the country. This has led actors on the ground, including the government and humanitarian...
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Four Key Insights from the Latest GP20 Steering Committee Meeting on IDP Data (Mar 2019)
The latest Steering Committee 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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Advancing Profiling Practice for Improved Evidence on Forced Displacement: JIPS' annual event 2019
Internal displacement situations are diverse, challenging, complex and often evolving over time. As the Danish Ambassador Morten Jespersen noted in his opening remarks to JIPS' 2019 annual event, there are no quick fixes and humanitarian responses alone will not fully address the phenomenon. One thing that is certainly needed is quality...
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Making Use of the Durable Solutions Indicator Library: Experiences from Cristosal, El Salvador
Since their launch in April 2018, the Durable Solutions Indicator Library and Analysis Guide have been put to use in various contexts and ways. For instance, we recently had a chat with Middle East Consulting Solutions (MECS) about how these tools informed their study on durable solutions for IDPs in...
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Engaging Stakeholders in Joint Analysis in Darfur | Mission to Sudan in Nov 2018
JIPS is currently supporting the final stages of a profiling exercise and durable solutions analysis in North Darfur, Sudan, in collaboration with the World Bank, the Sudanese Government’s Joint Mechanism on Durable Solutions, the local authorities in El Fasher and the international community represented by the Durable Solutions Working Group....
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Why is there a need for profiling in Ukraine? Back from our scoping mission to Luhansk
In May 2018 JIPS received a request to support a durable solutions profiling of the displacement situation in the Luhansk Oblast. In November, we went on a two-week scoping mission to better understand our partners’ needs and jointly elaborate “the backbone” of the profiling exercise: concrete objectives, coordination mechanism, scope...
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Making use of the Durable Solutions Indicator Library: experiences from Syria 
A few months after the launch of the Durable Solutions Indicator Library and Analysis Guide – the result of a multi-stakeholder effort to translate the IASC Framework on Durable Solutions to IDPs into measurable indicators – we are excited to see that these tools are being put into action. But how are different organisations using it to...
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The added value of direct support in Sudan - interview with Khadra Elmi, JIPS Profiling advisor
As JIPS, it is our priority to support partners involved in a profiling exercise, from the initial to the final stages of the process. We normally do this remotely and, during the most critical steps of the exercise, we often go on field missions to run workshops, train partners, engage...
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Why is profiling needed in Niger? - Interview with Valerie Svobodova, Niger Protection Cluster
A few months ago, JIPS received a request for support from UNHCR and the Niger Protection Cluster. The request specifically focused on the need to assess the protracted displacement situation in Diffa region and inform durable solutions for displaced and displacement-affected communities. The situation in the region is critical, with over 100,000 IDPs, a large...
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