Enabling self-reliance of forcibly displaced persons in developing countries - The role of social networks
Long lasting and protracted conflicts, as well as highly politicised debates in regions and countries of asylum, make sustainable solutions for displaced persons scarce. The EU-funded Horizon 2020 Transnational Figurations of Displacement (TRAFIG) research project offers insights from research in Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Jordan and Pakistan on the lives of people in protracted displacement situations.
Set in the context of the OECD Development Centre's Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development (PDMD), and on-going collaboration established with the OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) on forced displacement and social protection, this webinar will focus on the ways displaced persons are tapping into their social networks and using mobility for everyday survival and to find protection. The webinar will also shed light on how stakeholders from the development, humanitarian and migration spheres can help more forcibly displaced persons to leverage such tools.
10:30 – 10:40 (CEST) Introductory remarks
- OECD Development Centre
- International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICPMD)
10:40 – 11:05 (CEST) Presentation of TRAFIG project findings on social networks and policy
- Mr. Benjamin Etzold, Senior Researcher, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
11:05 – 11:15 (CEST) Presentation on the experience of addressing forced displacement in developing countries
- Jens Hesemann, UNHCR (on secondment to the OECD)
11:15 – 12:00 (CEST) Open floor discussion
- Moderated by the OECD Development Centre
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