The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.
The Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS)
The Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS) at Northwestern University will host its 2nd annual Summer Institute, "Settling Resettlement" from July 8th - 14th at Northwestern's Evanston, IL campus.
Resettlement has long been one of the durable solutions for refugees. While there have been large-scale resettlements to the US and Northern States, most refugees are hosted and will remain in the world’s poorest countries; countries that lack the capacity or will to absorb refugees, do not have established asylum systems, and where refugees have little access to most of the rights and protection mechanisms enshrined in international refugee and human rights law.
The theme 'settling resettlement’ offers a framework under which to explore these rights and the protection of the world’s refugees. The curriculum will address ideas of global-burden sharing, the role and responsibilities of UNHCR and other NGOs, access to legal representation, refugee mental health, and current resettlement systems; all within the greater discussion and study of the sociological, political and historical context in which refugee situations are created and addressed.
The CMFS Summer Institute provides a forum for professionals, academics and practitioners to learn, exchange ideas, build relationships and develop new approaches and policy recommendations related to the field of forced migration studies, resettlement, protection and law.
Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC)
The Research Institute on Contemporary Maghreb, which is one of the 27 French research institutes around the world, was established in 1992 in Tunisia under the supervision of the French ministry of foreign and European affairs, the Ministry of higher education and scientific research since 2000, and the national center for scientific research. The institute aims to contribute to developing the research in Moroccan human and social sciences.
The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) was first established in 2000 as the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies program (FMRS) and was expanded in 2008 into a Regional Centre encompassing all forms of international mobility, whether voluntary or forced, economic or political, individual or collective, temporary or permanent. CMRS activities include graduate education, research and outreach activities. CMRS offers a Master of Arts in migration and refugee studies, a graduate diploma in forced migration and refugee studies, and a new graduate diploma in Applied Psychosocial Interventions for forced migrants and refugees. The CMRS research program includes a systematic and comparative inventory of the situation regarding migration and refugee movements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as in-depth studies of emerging issues in the region. CMRS outreach includes disseminating knowledge on migration and refugee issues beyond the university’s gates, as well as providing a range of educational services to refugee communities in Cairo.
The Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM) was created at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence) in 2004 and is co-financed by the European Commission, DG AidCo, under the Thematic programme for cooperation with third countries in the areas of migration and asylum.
CARIM aims to observe, analyse, and forecast migration in Southern & Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Countries (hereafter the Region).
The CARIM website is a tool for disseminating data and analyses on migration in the following countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. All are studied as origin, transit and destination countries.
CARIM is composed of a coordinating unit established at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute, and a network of scientific correspondents based in the 17 countries under observation. External experts from the European Union and the Region also contribute to CARIM’s activities.
UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) provides assistance, protection and advocacy for some 4.7 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight.