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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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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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Using Shared Evidence for Complementary Action at National & Municipal Levels: Experiences from San Pedro Sula, Honduras
During our latest mission to support profiling partners in Honduras to jointly analyse the preliminary findings, we had the opportunity to speak with Manuel Moncada, technical assistant on internal displacement at the San Pedro Sula municipality. We asked him about how the municipality is working to respond to internal displacement 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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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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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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Urban Momentum in Geneva: Looking Back at the High-Commissioner’s Dialogue 2018
Urban displacement appears to be taking an increasingly strong foothold in Geneva: after the launch of ICRC’s study on “Displaced in cities” and of IRC’s report on “Urban refuge”, as well as the endorsement of the Global Compact on Refugees end 2018, the 2018 High Commissioner’s Dialogue focused exclusively on...
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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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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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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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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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Challenging Assumptions on Urban Displacement - ICRC report outlines the value of better data and analysis
Today, half of the world’s population lives in urban settings. By 2050, it is estimated that up to three quarters will live in a city with 90% of this growth taking place in cities of lower-income countries often at risk of fragility. In line with these urbanisation trends, internal displacement has...
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