1. Background on the IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement
  2. Introductory Videos of Research Chairs
  3. Research Chairs
  4. News and Updates

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Welcome to the website of the IDRC Research Chairs Network on Forced Displacement. The network is a collaborative project between thirteen research institutions around the world. This initiative is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and is supported by Carleton University.

Mission Statement

The IDRC Research Chairs Network on Forced Displacement is a community of twelve scholars based at universities in countries experiencing mass displacement. Together, they are reframing the narrative of forced displacement and transforming the field of forced migration studies to mainstream Global South perspectives, using evidence-based research and analysis. By centering the needs, demands, voices and values of displaced persons and their communities in a climate of mutual cooperation and understanding between all stakeholders, they seek a paradigmatic shift in global policy discourse and practice.

Background on the IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement

With most of the world’s research on forced displacement produced by institutions in the Global North, the twelve IDRC Research Chairs aim to localize and institutionalize research on forced displacement in the Global South by producing timely and innovative research on forced displacement in the regions and countries most affected by it, where forced migration is a major challenge deeply affecting society at all levels. The Chairs are based in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Americas.

The Research Chairs produce research on forced migration that is tailored towards policy solutions, using an interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral and gender-transformative approach. The Chairs also mentor and supervise early career scholars, collaborate with impacted communities and refugee-led initiatives, support localized agenda-setting, amplify refugee voices, and advocate with policy stakeholders, ensuring a strong link between research and policy.

The IDRC Research Chairs Network on Forced Displacement

The IDRC Research Chairs Network on Forced Displacement supports the individual and collective activities of the IDRC Research Chairs, amplifying their work at the regional and global level, supporting collaborative and comparative research projects, and creating an inclusive and supportive research environment that is greater than the sum of its parts. The Network is supported by Carleton University and LERRN.

Introductory Videos of Research Chairs

Network Coordinator

Research Chairs

News and Updates

Upcoming Opportunities

September – December 2023

Past events

January-March 2023

Upcoming Events

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