The Working Group in Kenya is coordinated by Dulo Nyaoro, Director of the Peace Institute at Moi University. The Working Group is composed of members from Moi University, the Refugee Consortium of Kenya, the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), URISE Initiative for Africa and the Refugee Affairs Secretariat of the Government of Kenya, Danish Refugee Council, CARE Kenya and IDRC. The Kenya Working Group has been leading innovative, partnered research on issues relating to localization of humanitarian efforts, refugee participation in their own protection and livelihoods, and most recently on the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya.
- Generating a locally driven research and policy agenda that is sensitive to the Kenyan context.
- Foster locally driven research on factors affecting refugee protection and solutions.
- Promote effective use of evidence to inform decision-making, policies and practices in refugee protection.
- Enhance collaboration among academia, CSOs, Universities and other stakeholders in working together to find solutions to protection challenges.
- Support emerging scholars who are studying and researching refugee and forced migration issues.
- Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on refugees in Kenya.
- LERRN-IDRC initiative to enhance knowledge ecosystems on forced displacement issues in the Global South particularly East and Horn of Africa.
- Refugee-Driven research in partnership with graduates of York University’s Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) initiative, based in the refugee camps near Dadaab in Northeast Kenya.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Impact of Resource Dependence on the Localization of Humanitarian Action: The Case of Kenya
Akalya Atputharajah, PhD Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa Javans Wanga, Master of...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
“To be a refugee, it’s like to be without your arms, legs”: A Narrative Inquiry into Refugee Participation in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Nairobi, Kenya
By Mohamed Duale PhD Candidate, Education, York University Although not a new concept, refugee participation,...