Last week, LERRN partners attended the Global Refugee Forum 2023, which will steer the course of the refugee regime’s agenda for the upcoming four-year period.

LERRN was part of three linked events that were available in-person in Geneva and also online to all the attendants around the globe:

  1. The workshop, titled “Evidence-based implementation of the GCR: What role for academia?” had a focus on Academia, and aimed to deepen the discussion on this key engagement of Academia with GCR.
  2. Promoting evidence-based implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees through teaching, research, and solidarity” provided a comprehensive discussion on how academia can better engage with refugee protection and solutions.
  3. “Collaborating with academic partners to advance refugee-led advocacy: Tips, tricks and networks” explored the experience of research collaborations between RLOs and academics. The event also included a networking opportunity for RLOs to connect with researchers who have shared areas of interest, either thematically or geographically.

Stay tuned for the detailed event report! In the meantime, take a look at this upcoming event for critical takeaways from GRF 2023.