Seventh Online Course on Internal Displacement

31 January – 25 February 2022 (Live sessions will be held from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Rome time)

Through this Online Course participants will explore key aspects of the protection of IDPs, while analysing internal displacement from different angles and perspectives. Starting from the international norms underpinning the protection of IDPs, including the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Kampala Convention, the workshop examines the causes and consequences of internal displacement, its current global trends, and the protection risks faced by individuals throughout the displacement cycle. The Online Course also analyses cross-cutting issues, such as housing, land and property, data collection, and the international community coordination mechanisms established together with State’s authorities and civil society representatives to respond to IDP situations. The workshop ultimately addresses the search and implementation of durable and sustainable solutions for IDPs. The Course will be delivered in English. Registration FormCourse details


Internal Displacement, Conflict and Protection

An online, beginner level course by Coursera. Starting 1 December 2021

This course provides insight into the phenomenon of internal displacement, a major humanitarian and development challenge in today’s world. Taking a global perspective, you will learn about who internally displaced persons (IDPs) are and where they come from, as well as delving into the fundamentals of the global protection response for IDPs and potential ‘solutions’ for those who have been internally displaced. The course places you at the centre of the learning experience through engagement with a range of robust and challenging activities, materials and online peer engagement. The course is delivered in English, with flexible deadlines to suit your schedule. Enroll free | Course Details


Durable solutions Induction and Mainstreaming

ReDSS has in 2021 developed a durable solutions induction workshop focusing on the ‘What’. The induction session is a quick ‘what you need to know about durable solutions’ 2-hour online session for interested policy makers and practitioners or for new ReDSS staff members. The objective of the induction session is to strengthen understanding on durable solutions processes.

The following resources are available for download:

Regional Induction Presentation | Mainstreaming Presentation |  Solutions mainstreaming toolbox

For additional information, see the course details.


Durable Solutions Analysis Explained

In five short videos, the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) explain what durable solutions are and their relevance in internal displacement situations. Building on the IASC Framework on Durable Solutions for IDPs and the Interagency Durable Solutions Indicator Library, JIPS also look into what a durable solutions analysis entails and – most importantly – how it can be used. The videos can help foster a basic understanding with government, humanitarian and development actors working on durable solutions, such as during thematic training courses and events. The IASC framework, adopted in 2010, is widely recognised as the authoritative document providing overarching guidance to governments, humanitarian and development actors in their efforts to achieve durable solutions to internal displacement. It provides criteria that define what a durable solutions is, and overarching principles for their implementation. However, the framework is largely conceptual and it has proven difficult to directly apply it to the very real challenges in a country.

JIPS together with different UN agencies, NGO and government partners, dedicated three years to translate the IASC framework into a set of agreed-upon, measurable and statistically sound indicators (see https://inform-durablesolutions-idp.org/). They can be used for comprehensive and inclusive durable solutions analysis and monitoring, enabling governments and other actors to see how much, if at all, IDPs have progressed towards a solution across the relevant IASC criteria.

This video series contributes to these efforts by making the concept of durable solutions analysis and criteria from the IASC framework, such as long-term safety and security or livelihoods and employment, more accessible to those working on the subject.