A Regional Exchange on Experiences in Supporting Resilience and
Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement in the IGAD Region
Addis Ababa, 7-8 October 2019
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Consultative Process is organised in collaboration with GP20, a multi-stakeholder initiative bringing together UN entities, NGOs, academia, UN Member States, the World Bank and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to advance prevention, protection and solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
This event will also contribute to the African Union’s Project 2019. The AU declared 2019 “the Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”. This is to mark the 50th anniversary of the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa (OAU Convention on Refugees) and the 10th anniversary of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention).
The regional exchange will provide a platform for government officials and other stakeholders to share their experience and expertise in supporting resilience and durable solutions to internal displacement in their contexts. The conclusions and commitments agreed will feed into a continental event dedicated to the Kampala Convention.
IDMC is actively involved in the discussion and we will co-facilitate a session on data collection and information management for durable solutions to internal displacement on the first day.
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