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LERRN-IDRC Webinar: Localized Forced Displacement Research: Lessons from East Africa and the Middle East

June 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Key Contact:LERRN
Contact Email:lerrn@carleton.ca

The sixth webinar in the LERRNIDRC Webinar Series on Forced Displacement focuses on localized knowledge ecosystems. The webinar will showcase phase one results of the IDRC- LERRN project on Localized Knowledge Ecosystem in East Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on findings from Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa and Lebanon and Jordan in the Middle East, the webinar will shed light on how localized knowledge ecosystems consisting of diverse actors and networks collaborate to produce, translate, and mobilize knowledge to influence forced displacement policy and practice. It will consider the impact these ecosystems have had in shaping protection and assistance for refugees in camps and urban contexts.

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This is the sixth in a series of webinars co-hosted by LERRN and IDRC. These monthly seminars will address several dimensions of forced displacement, with an emphasis on the perspectives of actors who are closest to the issues being discussed. For event details, recordings, and post-webinar reports, click HERE.

LERRN is a team of researchers and practitioners committed to promoting protection and solutions with and for refugees. The goal is to ensure that refugee research, policy and practice are shaped by a more inclusive, equitable and informed collective engagement of civil society.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.