In the past year, escalation of inter-communal and ethnic clashes has driven Ethiopia’s population of internally displaced people to previously unknown heights, highlighting the importance of systematic and comprehensive monitoring. The complexity of internal displacement in Ethiopia represents significant challenges, stemming from the fact that displacement is inherently linked to several other big and interrelated challenges: conflict and violence, drought, livelihoods and food security. Responding to displacement and reducing displacement risk will inherently involve addressing these issues as well. By developing a shared analytical framework and understanding of how these phenomena relate to one another, the relevant actors can collect data more systematically and efficiently; undertake joint analyses; and coordinate policies and operational responses.
IDMC and IOM are convening a workshop to develop a common understanding of how displacement comes about in the context of drought and violence in Ethiopia. The workshop will gather all relevant stakeholders, including the Government of Ethiopia, UN agencies funds and programmes, FEWS NET, NRC, and donors to gain a common understanding of internal displacement in the country and its causation. This analysis and causal mapping will ensure that partners have a common “mental model” which speaks to the needs of each institution and which can be used to facilitate effective and coordinated approaches to preventing and responding to displacement crises. In addition, this will help ensure that partners get the most out of the DTM assessments which will consequently enable organisations use resources more efficiently in the months and years to come.
This event is organised in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).