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IDRC at the Global Refugee Forum

IDRC joins decision-makers and stakeholders from around the world — including refugees — at the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva.
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From December 13 to 15, 2023, the Global Refugee Forum convenes for the second time in Geneva to advance the 2018 Global Compact for Refugees, a framework to transform the way the world responds to refugee situations. 

IDRC is co-hosting one of the linked events held in Geneva as part of the official programme to highlight the IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement initiative. The 12 IDRC Research Chairs will be in Geneva to share their efforts in bringing more localized knowledge to national, regional and global policy dialogues. 

Join us online or in person for our session called Promoting evidence-based implementation of the Global Compact for Refugees through teaching, research and solidarity, on December 12, 2023, from 18:30–20:30 (CET). This event will showcase the impact that academic contributions can have on the protection of forcibly displaced and stateless people, and solutions to address their challenges. It will highlight the IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement, Sergio de Mello Research Chairs and commitments under the Shifting Power multi-stakeholder pledge  in support of the 15by30 campaign goal to enroll at least 15% of young refugee men and women in higher education by 2030. 

The event includes opening remarks from IDRC President Julie Delahanty. It is co-hosted by the Government of Brazil, the Government of Canada and the Geneva Graduate Institute in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN) and IDRC.

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IDRC partners are also hosting or co-hosting the following events:

Academic Workshop: Evidence-based implementation of the GCR: What role for academia?

December 11 │ 12:30–14:00 (CET)

Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Co-hosted by the Geneva Graduate Institute, GAIN and the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN), with the support of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer. Moderated by IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement, Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico and Abebaw Minaye, Addis Ababa University, with remarks from Mary Setrana, IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement, University of Ghana.

The Only Real Protection is Local 

December 12, 11:00 to 12:30 (CET)

Co-hosted by Asylum Access and Africa Refugee Led Network. The event includes remarks by Roula El-Rifai, Senior Program Specialist IDRC and Paula Banerjee, IDRC Research Chair on Forced Displacement, Asian Institute of Technology 

Collaborating with academic partners to advance refugee-led advocacy: Tips, tricks and networks 

December 14, 13:00–15:00 (CET)

Grand Salon, R-Space at the Impact Hub

Co-hosted by LERRN and moderated by IDRC Research Chair on Forced Displacement Nyi Nyi Kyaw at Chiang Mai University.