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 … 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

High Level Panel of Experts on Internal Displacement and the African Union Theme of 2020 (Silencing the Guns)

On 8 December 2020, the Centre for Human Rights and the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa hosted a High Level Panel of Experts on Internal Displacement and the African Union Theme of 2020 (Silencing the Guns). The year 2020 is the African Union Year of Silencing the Guns. The rhetoric provides a … Read more

Webinar: Urban internally displaced persons in an era of COVID-19 in Africa

On 8 October 2020, the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA), hosted a webinar on the situation of urban Internally Displaced Peoples in time of COVID-19 and how protection can be secured and enhanced. The project is an … Read more

Submission to UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

‘Recommendations On Internal Displacement In Africa’

GENIDA Research – INDCaP Project

The Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in sub-Saharan Africa (GENIDA), which forms part of the global Interdisciplinary Network on Displacement, Conflict and Protection (INDCaP), makes the following submission in response to the Call for Inputs disseminated by the UN High-Level Panel (HLP) in March 2020.

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#AfricanMigrantsMatter: Future Africa Statement on Forced Migration in Africa

On 6 and 7 September 2019, the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, hosted a two-day conference, on the theme: “Beyond 50 and 10, beyond the rhetoric: The protection of forced migrants in Africa”. The focus of the conference was to critically examine the extent to which these frameworks (African Refugee … Read more

International conference on forced migration in Africa, hosted by Centre for Human Rights, calls for decisive action

An international conference on forced migration in Africa organised by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria drew attention to the plight of forced migrants – internally displaced person (IDPs) and refugees – on the continent. It was held against the background of declaration by the African Union of 2019 as … Read more