Promoting localised research and equitable partnerships in Forced Migration Studies

Photo: Podium of the Conference


On 7 and 8 December 2022, the cooperation project Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT) participated in the United Nations High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Development Cooperation in Geneva. At this event, FFVT joined forces with international partner institutions and networks active in the field of Forced Migration Studies to contribute an innovation lab that highlights the relevance of localised research and knowledge production, equitable partnerships, the promotion of research infrastructure in countries of the Global South, and the active participation of refugees in research processes. This kind of locally grounded research is crucial for humanitarian and particularly development endeavours, as it strengthens local research capacities and, through appropriate local participation throughout the research process, it leads to context-specific solutions that enable more tailored policy advice.


Photo: Panel of the Conference

©IDOS, Panel: Geoff Gilbert, Roula El-Rifai, Jörn Grävingholt, Liliana Jubilut

In order to advance the issues of localised research and equitable partnerships in Forced Migration Studies, FFVT works together with the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the UNHCR Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN), and the UNHCR Sergio Vieira de Mello Academic Chairs.

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