Research Partnerships

Photo credit: OCHA/N. Berger

As part of the Panel's consultation process, the Secretariat has partnered with researchers from global universities and networks to gather research inputs on internal displacement from different lenses. These inputs are critical to shaping the Panel's final report and ultimately its recommendations. Research pieces or summaries are available online on this page for public viewing with the author(s)' permission. 

Internal Displacement Research Programme

The Internal Displacement Research Programme (IDRP) at the Refugee Law Initiative entered into a partnership with the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement to provide research input on certain topics of interest to the panel. This work was carried out by IDRP on a pro bono basis by drawing on the research networks at the IDRP, including those created by the Interdisciplinary Network on Displacement, Conflict and Protection (INDCaP) and the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) projects and among recent graduates of the RLI’s MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

Dr Allehone Abebe, Senior Legal Officer, seconded by UNHCR to African UnionCommission
August 2020 | Download

Professor David James Cantor, Director, Internal Displacement Research Programme
Jacob Ochieng Apollo, MA Refugee Protection 
August 2020 | Download



Dr Gabriel Cardona-Fox, Associate Fellow, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies 
August 2020 | Download



Ala Al-Mahaidi, Research Affiliate, Internal Displacement Research Programme 
August 2020 | Download


Dr Gloria Nguya, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
Nadia Siddiqui, Co-Director, Social Enquiry, New York/Erbil
August 2020 | Download



Dr Hana Asfour, Head of Research, Q Perspective, Jordan
Dr Sabria Al-Thawr, Gender and Development Research and Studies Center, Sana’a University
Chantal Chastonay, Danish Refugee Council
August 2020 | Download 



Beatriz Eugenia Sánchez-Mojica, Independent researcher, Colombia
October 2020 | Download


Dr Romola Adeola, Fellow and Director, GENIDA, University of Pretoria
Dr Phil Orchard, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong
August 2020 | Download



Dr Ben Hudson, Lecturer, University of Exeter
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Senior Researcher, Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University
August 2020 | Download