The head of our Data & Analysis department, Justin Ginnetti, shares his initial reflections and takeaways on the IDETECT challenge which ended in April.
Compiling global figures on internal displacement, refugee statistics or international migration is a maddening, humbling experience. How can we improve data quality and ensure it is collected and used responsibly?
As part of its innovation efforts, IDMC has launched #IDETECT, the ‘Internal Displacement Event Tagging Extraction and Clustering Tool’ challenge on the UN Unite Ideas platform. We welcome data scientists to join the challenge to help IDMC paint a more comprehensive picture of internal displacement.
As the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016, explicitly recognises internal displacement as a “complex political and development challenge”, IDMC highlights the need to address the underlying drivers of displacement and calls for better data collection.
This week more than 100 governments came together for the Nansen Initiative’s global consultation to discuss what is needed to protect people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.
IDMC unveils its latest tool to measure pastoralists are at risk of drought-related displacement - and how to prevent it.
IDMC expresses concern over COP19 agenda as focus turns towards issues of compensation and discussions on population displacement are sidelined.
IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement
IDMC discusses concerns about the human dimensions of climate change at the annual UN conference on climate change.