Together with Oxfam Novib, the Clingendael Institute co-hosted an international workshop on protracted displacement and human development in the Levant, Realizing Dignified Futures for People Affected by Displacement, which was held on 30-31 October in Beirut, Lebanon.
The aim of the workshop was to examine ways to operationalise a human-development approach to displacement, taking into account the political, social and economic context in which the displacement is taking place, the aid architecture, national and international policies and operational interventions.
The workshop brought together about 50 international and local participants: doers and thinkers, practitioners and policy-makers from civil society, governments, academia, think tanks, multilateral institutions and the private sector. Alexander Betts, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, was one of the keynote speakers. Clingendael's conflict expert Ana Uzelac was part of the organisation and also presented the intermediary findings of the ongoing Clingendael research into the political economy of the refugee response in Lebanon, funded by the Nationale Postcode Loterij.
The results of the workshop will inform the development of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Global Compact on Refugees, as well as the participants’ future research or programmes on the ground to improve the wellbeing of refugees and host communities.
For more information and the complete programme, please click here.