After more than 2,000 people met in Geneva for the first Global Refugee Forum, our partner and Co-applicant Dr. Jeff Crisp of the Refugee Studies Centre, shared his reflection on the international community’s future response to the refugee flow. Dr. Crisp predicts there will be a “continuation of the exclusionary refugee policies currently pursued by many of the world’s most prosperous countries.” But on the other hand, in the Global South where 85% of the world’s refugees are to be found, “there will be a much stronger focus on market-oriented approaches to self-reliance, host community support and social inclusion, facilitated by the greater involvement of development actors and the private sector.” Read more about his reflections here.

Event this Thursday

To further learn about next steps after the Forum, join our roundtable discussion on Thursday Jan 30. We will share insights from the Global Refugee Forum and ideas on how to support refugee participation in all aspects of refugee research, policy and practice.

Speakers will include Mustafa Alio, a refugee advisor, was included as a formal member of the Canadian delegation, as well as Muzna Dureid, Syrian Refugee and Founder of Women Refugees Not Captives.

The event is free; click here to register and check out more details in the poster below.