Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA)

The Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) is an international collaborative project on internal displacement.

The GENIDA Project is the first of its kind in Africa. It is a network geared towards the protection of internally displaced persons in Africa. GENIDA seeks to advance sustainable solutions while also bridging the gap between research and policy responses. GENIDA provides a useful platform for critical engagement on solutions to the issue of internal displacement, an issue that affects more than 12 million people in Africa.


Maiduguri, Borno State / Nigeria - February 14, 2017: Internally displaced persons  camp in Northern Nigeria. David Nkwa (Shutterstock)

Africa focused

The Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) is an international collaborative project on internal displacement. It is a network geared towards the protection of internally displaced persons in Africa.

GENIDA brings together academics, policy-makers and civil society to address the paucity of research on internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa; and the inadequate response to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in law, policy and practice in these countries.

Call for Applications

GENIDA is looking for a production studio or agency to produce a documentary in order to raise attention, advocate, and trigger local awareness and political discussion on the state of IDPs, especially the most vulnerable displaced persons, including women suffering from violence and separated and unaccompanied children and the need for their sustainable integration.

The film should be empathy driven, moving and inspirational produced in English, with French subtitles, at highest market quality standards, high-definition, fast paced and colourful, with clean stylistic touches told mainly from the perspective of IDPs with inputs from local communities.


Juba, South Sudan, February 2017. Young woman cutting cabbage at a salesian camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Aerial perspective. Captured during civil war. Adriana Mahdalova (Shutterstock)

Working Paper Series

The Working Paper Series are long research papers that provide significant insight into issues of internal displacement in Africa.

Juba, South Sudan, February 2017. Silhouette of a little child walking at a salesian camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Captured during civil war. Adriana Mahdalova (Shutterstock)

Policy Briefs

GENIDA Policy Briefs are concise and insightful analytical pieces on issues of internal displacement that are relevant to the African context.


Partners

The project is an international collaboration between the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and the Refugee Law Initiative at School of Advanced Study, University of London, United Kingdom. GENIDA is supported by the UK Research and Innovation through its Global Challenges Research Fund


”GENIDA provides a useful platform for critical engagement on solutions to the issue of internal displacement, an issue that affects more than 12 million people in Africa”