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Expert opinion | 11 May 2017

The future is here, ahead of schedule: detecting incidents of displacement through machine learning and natural language processing

The head of our Data & Analysis department, Justin Ginnetti, shares his initial reflections and takeaways on the IDETECT challenge which ended in April.

 

Expert opinion | 24 March 2017

Painting a clearer picture with ‘flawed’ and ‘messy’ data

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?

 

Expert opinion | 31 January 2017

#IDETECT: how technology and collaboration between innovators can help ensure “no one is left behind”.

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.

 

Expert opinion | 24 May 2016

Driving global efforts to reduce internal displacement: thoughts from Istanbul

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.

 

Expert opinion | 15 October 2015

From words to action: How IDMC will help governments as the Nansen Initiative shifts to its implementation phase

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.

 

Expert opinion | 17 June 2014

Can you prevent displacement? IDMC unveils new simulator to show how it's done

IDMC unveils its latest tool to measure pastoralists are at risk of drought-related displacement - and how to prevent it.

 

Expert opinion | 22 November 2013

Update from COP19: Displacement sidelined as negotiations bottleneck around money talk

IDMC expresses concern over COP19 agenda as focus turns towards issues of compensation and discussions on population displacement are sidelined.

 

Expert opinion | 05 February 2013

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

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

 

Expert opinion | 03 December 2012

Will we wake up on climate change?

IDMC discusses concerns about the human dimensions of climate change at the annual UN conference on climate change.

 

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