What you missed on #LetsTalkIDPs

We hosted Ms Cynthia Mbajunwa, an Associate with PWC Nigeria for the #LetsTalkIDPs Podcast regarding her Policy Brief on Protecting IDP Women and Girls from SGBV in Nigeria. She says that, it is very important to have safe community spaces for victims of SGBV and for this to happen, government should be involved. Click the … Read more

Assessing Public Awareness on the existence of policy, law data and measures on internal displacement in Africa

Internal displacement is mainly caused by natural disaster which may or may not be due to climate change, conflict and war. This greatly affects already vulnerable groups like women and children. The media and civil society, though having a big role to popularize and advocate for IDPs is often oppressed by restrictive laws. As a … Read more

High lights of the Virtual Workshop on Internal Displacement in Africa 25th June 2021

On the 25th of June GENIDA held an online workshop towards the development of sustainable solutions to internal displacement in Africa. The workshop was attended by network members across many areas in Africa, disciplines and sectors, including government, civil society and academia. With the help of stakeholders, the workshop sought to create sustainable responses to … Read more

Highlights of the Continental Workshop On Building Solutions To Internal Displacement In Africa, 7th and 8th June 2021

On the 7 and 8th of June 2021, GENIDA in partnership with Kabarak Law School with support from GCRF held a continental workshop in Kenya with the aim of building solutions to Internal Displacement in Africa.  The workshop featured presentations from various experts and researchers on internal displacement in Africa as shown below. Click here … Read more

High Lights of the Advocacy Workshop On The Protection And Assistance of Internaly Displaced Persons in Cameroon 22-23 April, 2021

On 22nd April – 23th April 2021, The Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement (GENIDA) in partnership with the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), an educational training Centre of higher education at the service of African and world diplomacy, and the Foundation for Peace and Solidarity (FPS) held an advocacy workshop on protection and … Read more

Global Virtual Conference: Save the Date

The Network will be having a Virtual Global IDP Conference on the theme: “Developing and Sustaining Solutions for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa” Click here for the Concept Note and Program. Don’t miss. Your contribution could solve the IDP crisis acrsso Africa and the world. Join on Zoom: Jun 25, 2021 10:00 AM … Read more

Last week on #LetsTalkIDPs

Richard Obedi, the Executive Director of the Populace Foundation International, says that Uganda is setting a good example for the protection of the rights of IDPs but is greatly lagging behind on law enforcement.  Jacquelyn Sage, a researcher with GENIDA had a Q&A with Richard to find out how exactly Uganda is setting the pace and why … Read more

GENIDA in partnership with Legal Link and other stakeholders have developed a draft National Action Plan on Internal Displacement for Sierra Leone

In a two day consultative Conference held on the 5th & 6th of May 2021 at the Buxton Hall in Freetown,the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacements in Africa ( GENIDA) in partnership with LEGAL LINK and other relevant stakeholders have successfully developed a draft National Action Plan on Internal displacement for Sierra Leone. It … Read more

Short Essay Competition – Alternative Voices: 5 winners to be published in the Mixed Migration Review 2021

Short essay competition – Alternative Voices The notion of alternative narratives and alternative perspectives is important for the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and will be central to this year’s Mixed Migration Review (MMR), our flagship annual report. We are inviting young researchers and writers on migration to enter a short essay competition – the 5 … Read more

Virtual Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

On 19 January 2021, the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN), hosted the Southern Africa Regional Sessions of the Virtual Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  Session 1: Strategies on Refugee Protection in Southern Africa Tuesday 19 January … Read more