The Internal Displacement Research Programme (IDRP) supports interdisciplinary networks dedicated to engaging researchers in, and promoting research on, internal displacement in affected countries and regions. Each regional network is led by researchers based in forced displacement-affected countries in the region and open to researchers from those countries who are keen to develop their research on internal displacement.
The regional networks aim to stimulate transformational research and practical impact by:
- Drawing together existing and new researchers on internal displacement to create robust and well-integrated regional research communities in contexts around the globe;
- Building capacity of researchers in academia, NGOs, IDP and host communities across LMICs to enhance local knowledge production, impact and public engagement;
- Promoting interdisciplinary research networking that meshes arts and humanities, social and medical sciences approaches to produce context-sensitive solutions to internal displacement challenges.
Current regional research networks led by IDRP Senior Research Associates include:
- Africa – Dr Romola Adeola, University of Pretoria, South Africa / Global Engagement Network for Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA)
- Latin America and Caribbean – Dr Beatriz Sánchez
- Middle East – Dr Hana Asfour, Parallel Perspective Consulting, Jordan
The networks are open to researchers from any discipline who are keen to work on internal displacement and are living in one of the regions. Please contact the network lead for the network for further details, including access to the dedicated online training course.
Financial support for piloting the networks was provided by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Interdisciplinary Network on Displacement, Conflict and Protection (AH/T005351/1) and GENIDA (EP/T003227/1) projects.