In recent years, both the cooperation project Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT) and the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) have been actively building strong international networks consisting of Southern and Northern, Eastern and Western academic experts with and without lived forced migration experience, with extensive outreach to the policy world at local, national and international levels and a wealth of knowledge from development-related research. Also, they bring together a broad forced migration research expertise, seeking innovative responses to current challenges.
This workshop, conceptualised in German-Canadian cooperation, addresses the relevance and value of contextualised, localised and evidence-based knowledge about forced migration and equitable (research) partnerships for a more informed political decision-making by national and international actors. The objective is to bring together the wealth of research experience with contextualised and localised policy solutions developed in an inclusive and participatory manner and bring it to the attention of policy-makers and research funders. Furthermore, the workshop emphasises the value of investing international funding in the building of localised research capacities. Ultimately, it will lay the foundation for an action plan, outlining how different actors can facilitate the scaling-up of good practice examples and how barriers for refugee participation and equitable partnerships in refugee research can be dismantled.
The event is jointly organised by the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) on behalf of FFVT and the LERRN. FFVT brings together research on migration, development, conflict and violence, climate change, health, governance and human rights and other topics.
The aim of the project is to link academic activities across these fields and thus increase the visibility of research on refugees and forced migration both in Germany and internationally by initiating new collaborative research and promoting a dialogue between academia, practitioners, the media and politics.
The LERRN is a partnership project that aims to better understand and enhance the role of civil society in responding to the needs of refugees in the global south.
The Partnership’s goal is to enhance the understandings of the global refugee regime and empower society to directly contribute to the improved function of the regime, thereby ensuring more predictable protection and solutions for refugees and enhancing their lived experience. This ultimately leads to refugee research, policy and practice that is influenced by the collective action of an informed, inclusive, equitable and sustained network of civil society actors.
***Participation by invitation only.***