Methods – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
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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Data & Evidence (including IDPs) at the Forefront of 2019’s UNHCR Annual NGO Consultations
High-level participation, rich insights from NGOs participants, and a strong focus on data and evidence: this year’s UNHCR NGO consultations left us inspired and demonstrated how valuable the learning experience becomes when diverse partners come together to share views and jointly advance practice. The event highlighted the key role that...
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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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Place, Governance & People: Sharing Profiling Expertise at UN-Habitat’s first Assembly
At JIPS we were delighted to be able to attend UN-Habitat’s inaugural Assembly in Nairobi at the end of May 2019. Spread over a whole week, the event was a clear success for the organisation and created a space for a wide variety of thought-provoking events alongside the main agenda. Having...
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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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Lessons Learned from Data Collection to Inform City Profiles in Syria: A Conversation with Ola Samarah, iMMAP
Conflict in Syria has led to a profoundly urban crisis. Damage, destruction and displacement are concentrated in major urban centres and cities. Gathering information to better understand their impact on urban areas and the people living in them, is a delicate task. Limited access to populations and cities, and lack...
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The Global Alliance Launches Key Publications for Improving Evidence & Responses to Crises in Cities
Displaced populations, whether internally displaced or refugees, are often relegated to the margins of the city. They may not have the same access to services as their non-displaced neighbours due to a variety of reasons: lacking the right documentation, discrimination, fewer social networks, or being forced to settle in already...
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Complex, yet Crucial: Reviewing Analysis Practice in Profiling at JIPS
We often talk with our field and global partners about the importance of the analysis stage in a profiling exercise. Analysis, like profiling in general, is a process. It is a series of steps that require a mix of careful number crunching, intensive reading, focused writing, and lots and lots...
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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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How Does Displacement Profiling Link to Neighbourhood Profiling? A Conversation with Riham Kowatly, UN-Habitat Lebanon
Riham Kowatly participated in the recent Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) where she learned about displacement profiling and what it takes to implement the collaborative process from start to finish. Riham is not new to profiling; she is actively engaged in the neighbourhood profiling exercises conducted by UN-Habitat in various cities...
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Third Mission to Honduras Focuses on the Quantitative Profiling Component
After two fruitful missions in September and November 2017, we are supporting partners in moving forward with the profiling exercise in Honduras. Our third mission took place in February-March 2018 and aimed at supporting the profiling Technical Working Group with the finalisation of the exercise’s quantitative component, i.e.adjusting quantitative indicators...
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2017 JET revision
Enabling practitioners in the field to undertake their own profiling exercise has always been central to JIPS’ mission. One of the ways that we achieve this is to provide tools and best practices from profiling exercises that we have supported in the field on the JIPS Essential Toolkit, the “JET”....
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