Forced Displacement Working Group: Inaugural Session

May 2024

PDRI-DevLab stands at the forefront of advancing academic rigor within forced displacement research, with an unwavering dedication to translating findings into concrete policy outcomes. We facilitate the convergence of eminent scholars and influential global institutions by employing pioneering strategies, such as our innovative meeting group format. Together, we cultivate a dynamic environment that nurtures collaboration, bridging the gap between academic inquiry and real-world policy implementation to generate effective solutions

The group aims to host practical, policy-focused meetings where practitioners and researchers collaborate to improve the evidence available for policymaking concerning forcibly displaced people. These meetings will facilitate mutual learning: practitioners will outline their needs and challenges, while researchers will provide relevant findings and insights. Both parties will work together on actionable projects prioritized by policymakers and practitioners.

On May 17th, the PDRI-DevLab will be hosting the Forced Displacement Working Group’s inaugural meeting at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. Our focus will be on engaging in in-depth discussions regarding the livelihood and social cohesion challenges encountered by refugees, IDPs, and children. Additionally, we will address the data and measurement obstacles faced by academics, IORGs, and NGOs operating in fragility-, conflict-, and violence-affected countries.

Meeting Details:
Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Biden Center, Washington, DC

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