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The Migration Unit at the Centre for Human Rights cordially invites you to the Continental Workshop on Internal Displacement in Africa on  25 June 2021. Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa - GENIDA provides an essential platform for the critical engagement and understanding of displacement while recommending solutions for these issues. With an issue that is affecting more than 12 million people in Africa, it is crucial that we advocate for it. #LetsTalkIDPs

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Topic: Developing and Sustaining Solutions for the Protection of IDPs in Africa
Time: 25 June 2021, 10:00 AM America/Detroit/ 16:00 PM (SATS) 

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Background

Protection for internally displaced persons in Africa has become a significant human rights concern. Thus, it is essential to respond and advocate for this issue to ensure the human rights of IDPs are upheld. As this is not an easily addressed predicament, individuals from all disciplines need to come together and suggest solutions that have the opportunity to enhance the lives of these individuals. By creating and endorsing these recommendations to displacement, there must be a grave understanding of the challenges involved in protecting IDPs across various states and regions.

The GENIDA network addresses and responds to the policy gaps regarding the protection of internally displaced persons in Africa. In doing so, it advocates for and creates advanced sustainable solutions while also bridging the gap between research and policy responses.

GENIDA provides an essential platform for the critical engagement and understanding of displacement while recommending solutions for these issues. With an issue that is affecting more than 12 million people in Africa, it is crucial that we advocate for it.

This online workshop will hear perspectives from network members across many areas in Africa, disciplines and sectors, including government, civil society and academia. With the help of stakeholders, this workshop will seek to create sustainable responses to the issues on the protection of IDPs.

Main objective and goals

The objectives of this workshop are two-fold:

  • Engage with network core members who work in the field of internal displacement from specific disciplines and contexts.
  • Identify and lay a foundation for the development sustaining solutions that could be used to protect internally displaced persons in Africa.
  • Create a platform for debate and dialogue on all issues affecting internally displaced persons in Africa.
  • Contribute towards research on causes of internal displacement in Africa.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Enigbokan Omotunde
Project Officer: Migration Unit and Research Assistant
Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3151
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
tundeenigbokan@gmail.com
Dr Romola Adeola
Coordinator: Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA)

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3151
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
romola.adeola@up.ac.za

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