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LERRN-RRN Webinar | Changing the Structures of Forced Migration Research

March 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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The final webinar in the LERRN-RRN series plans to engage with how the structures of research and research funding may be changed. While some changes can be brought-about by individual researchers, we recognize that some of the challenges are deeper and more structural, like unequal access to research funding. Some donors are piloting innovative initiatives, like the Canadian International Development Research Centre establishing research chairs on forced displacement with direct funding to scholars in various regions of the global South to pursue their own independent research agendas. What is the role of donors in addressing the issues raised in this series? What would it take to get more donors on board with initiatives like direct funding to local researchers? What structures need to change and what is the path forward?

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This is the fifth and final in a series of webinars co-hosted by the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and the Refugee Research Network (RRN) on the ethics of forced migration research at various stages of the research process, from setting the agenda to sharing the research. With a growing understanding in the field of forced migration that it is important to do research differently, this series aims to build a community of practice of people dedicated to supporting ethical and relevant research on forced migration, and to share best practices on designing and conducting research. 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.

RRN was created to mobilize and sustain a Canadian and international network of researchers and research centres committed to studying refugee and forced migration issues and to engaging policy makers and practitioners in finding solutions to the plight of refugees and displaced persons.