That all refugees, migrants and people in mobility situations have the opportunity to access a dignified life and respect and guarantee their rights.

The Chair in Forced International Migration, Inclusion and Human Rights (MIFID Chair) arises from a financial grant awarded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of the government of Canada starting in March 2022. The The support received by the University of Guadalajara from the IDRC is part of that organization’s global project entitled: “Strengthening knowledge, use of evidence and leadership in the Global South on forced displacement: Mexico and Central America.”

The IDRC Forced Displacement Research Chairs network project is supported by the Local Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and is made up of 12 research chairs located in universities in Africa, South America and Central America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The headquarters of the network is Carleton University in Canada and it is a project with a minimum duration of 5 years.

The objective of forming an international network is to ensure that participating universities share the results of research carried out at the national, regional and/or local level, encourage collaboration in research and amplify the results of the findings achieved, thereby hopes that the construction of Research Networks in the Global South will allow us to have new perspectives and points of reference to reflect on human mobilities, forced migration, inclusion and the rights of migrants in the world and can influence the development of public policies more appropriate to local realities.