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Workshop on Migration and Displacement – SOAS and ICRC

March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2019

This is an International Symposium sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and organised in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). The symposium on Migration and Displacement: Roots of Vulnerability, Roads to Solution will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 21st and 22nd 2019.

This multi-disciplinary symposium on protection, resilience and vulnerability emerges from the perceived need to develop more robust, effective, and comprehensive approaches to protection and assistance in order to better support vulnerable people on the move. It will draw on recent developments in the research, diplomacy, and practice fields to develop ways of better responding to the needs of the displaced.

The symposium will build on recent developments brought by the adoption of the Global Compacts on Refugees and on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as well as global and regional initiatives. Participants will work towards developing concrete proposals for improved response to addressing vulnerability and enhancing protection for migrants and the displaced from the international community at large, including humanitarian and development actors, looking for innovative ways to address the needs and vulnerabilities, and increase the resilience of affected people in those situations.

The agenda and programme will be shared in the coming weeks.


March 21, 2019
March 22, 2019
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