With a focus on refugee hosting in cities of East Africa and the Middle East, this event on Tuesday, 6 December will include the first public presentation of emerging findings from a ground-breaking large-scale study comparing refugee wellbeing, livelihoods and enterprise in camps and urban areas.
‘Out of camp or out of site: realigning responses to protracted displacement in an urban world’ compares for the first time the livelihoods and wellbeing outcomes of refugees and internally displaced persons in camps and their counterparts in urban areas.
The project began in February 2020 and is funded by UK Aid, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the Bernard van Leer foundation.
The research has amassed qualitative and quantitative data from around 4,500 refugees and hosts in Afghanistan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Jordan, and brought together municipal authorities with refugee-led organisations and service providers in Jalalabad, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Amman.
Light refreshements will be served from 12.45 onwards.
- Patricia Barandun, Head of migration and forced displacement, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
- Lucy Earle, Director, IIED’s Human Settlements research group
- Sam Saliba, Head of practice, Mayors’ Migration Council and Technical advisor, ‘Protracted displacement in an urban world’
- Susan Kimani, Youth Affairs Department, Nairobi County City
- Marot Touloung Chadop, Programme manager, African Youth Action Network (Ayan), Kampala
Moderated by Anh Thu Duong, Co-director, Geneva Cities Hub
Please register here.