Webinar Alert – Examining the UN Secretary General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement

At the end of December 2019, the United Nations Secretary-Generalestablished a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. The panelhad several findings and made recommendations which have beenstreamlined into The UN Secretary General’s Action Agenda onInternal Displacement. The Action Agenda has three interlinked goalsset for the UN, States, and other actors to achieve, i.e. help IDPs find … Read more

#LetsTalkIDPs – A conversation with Josefine Brons, author of “Better to be raped than killed, a gendered analysis of internal displacement in Burkina Faso”

Burkina Faso is experiencing one of the fastest growing internal displacement crises in the world, currently counting 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). 80% of the displaced population is made up of women and children. Struggling with insecurity due to attacks from international and local armed groups in the Sahel, domestic political instability, climate change … Read more

Reframing challenges of Internal displacement in the Sahel – Virtual conference 20 June 2022, 4pm GMT

Complex and interlinking crises of instability and forced displacement in the Sahel regionhave shaped national, regional and international responses to humanitarian emergenciesover the last decade. Sahelian states, humanitarian and military actors struggle to developsustainable solutions to multiple challenges with dramatic consequences for localpopulations forced to flee. While Mali currently registers 350,000 internally displacedpersons (IDPs), there … Read more

Press Statement: Centre calls for a robust response from the Government of South Africa to prevent xenophobic violence.

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is concerned about the growing anti-immigrant sentiments and attacks fuelled by the recent xenophobic statements of political parties. Some political parties have, once again, resorted to blaming immigrants, mainly from other African countries, for the socio-economic problems in the country. According to reports, members … Read more

GENIDA E-learning platform on IDPs is Live!

GENIDA e-learning on IDPs is aimed at empowering and equipping advocates, civil society actors, lawyers, researchers, policy analysts and law makers with practical leadership skills tailored towards creating a society that respects protects and supports IDPs. GENIDA envisions an Africa where the rights of IDPs are observed, protected and promoted. We believe that an investment … Read more

#DidYouKnow internally displaced persons fear to demand for their rights because they fear for their lives? Read the #VoiceOfIDPs Report for more details

In August 2021, GENIDA engaged IDPs in Uganda and Cameroon towards its objective to create a platform for inclusive IDP centered development of solutions to internal displacement in Africa. It is important to note at the beginning of this report that the IDPs interviewed feared for their lives and for this reason requested that their … Read more


While Uganda has one of the oldest IDP policies in Africa, there remains a massive number (1.7 million) of internally displaced people in the country—largely in the North, where 90% of the population has been displaced due to violence caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army and cattle rustlers. Land grabbing and natural disasters have further … Read more

Invitation: Colloquium to Critically Examine Uganda’s National IDP Policy against the Kampala Convention Using Africa Case Studies

The Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) and The Populace Foundation International (TPFI), in partnership with The State of the Union (SOTU), and in collaboration with the Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) and the Centre for Policy Analysis, convene a “Colloquium to Critically Examine Uganda’s National IDP Policy (2004) against the … Read more

What you missed on #LetsTalkIDPs

We hosted Mr Joe Alec Mlenga for the #LetsTalkIDPs Podcast regarding his Policy Brief on Bridging Disaster Risk and IDPs in Malawi. He says that, there is an urgent need to for more sensitization on the danger of people staying in disaster prone areas. But what happens when the people have not where to go? … Read more