Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2024 (29 April - 10 May 2024)

Session title: Collective Action for Improving Data for Solutions to Internal Displacement
Organizer(s): Global DSID Working Group
7 May 24 11:00-12:30   (Espace telecom)

The Global Data for Solutions to Internal Displacement Working Group (DSID WG) is delighted to invite you to the panel discussion on collective action for improving data for solutions to internal displacement, where you will have the opportunity to hear from the Office of the Special Advisor on Solutions to Internal Displacement, the Nigerian Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) and IMPACT Initiatives, the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

In what promises to be an insightful discussion, our distinguished speakers will illuminate country-level initiatives that are enhancing the evidence base for decision-makers addressing internal displacement, while underscoring alignment with overarching global frameworks and guidelines.

Offered both in person and streamed online to our global network, this event provides a valuable opportunity to explore international collaborations aimed at enhancing data-driven solutions to internal displacement.


The Secretary General’s High-Level Panel report and Action Agenda acknowledge the critical importance of data for solutions to internal displacement. Without a common, robust, and reliable evidence base, national and international actors are unable to effectively plan, implement and monitor policy and programmatic interventions aimed at supporting IDPs on the solutions pathway to overcome displacement-related vulnerabilities. The Office of the Special Adviser on Solutions to Internal Displacement (OSA) convened a Data for Solutions to Internal Displacement Taskforce in November 2021 to examine opportunities and barriers to more effective use of data for solutions and put forward a proposal to address data-specific issues and gaps. The resulting DSID Proposal endorsed by the OSA Steering Group on Solutions to Internal Displacement in 2023 offers a globally endorsed framework and coordination approach that can be applied in different contexts to improve data for solutions to internal displacement and address data-specific issues and gaps in-line with Commitment 13 of the Action Agenda. It is meant to guide operational data producers and users on addressing data gaps and standardizing analysis, while increasing national ownership of data for solutions.

Improving data for solutions to internal displacement requires collective action that extends across the humanitarian, development and peace nexus. This panel aims to showcase global best practices in the coordination. It seeks to identify opportunities for further collaboration and collective action in operationalising the data for solutions to internal displacement framework. It will also offer expert perspectives on practical steps organizations can take to scale up the collection and analysis of operational data for solutions in humanitarian contexts and identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

The DSID WG is responsible for global coordination and collaboration amongst humanitarian, development and peace actors working to advance data for solutions and information sharing and knowledge management to advance country-level adoption of the DSID Framework (with a focus on the 16 countries+).


•Office of theSpecial Advisor on Internal DisplacementPrincipalAdvisor,
William Chemaly
•IOM DSID Working Group Co-Chair,
Shannon Hayes
•UNDP DSID Working Group Co-Chair, Catherine Osborn
Yobe State Emergency DepartmentExecutive Secretary/State Advisory
Committee on Solutions ,Dr.GojeMohammed
•JIPS Head ofProgrammes,Oscar
•IOM Iraq DTM Coordinator, AnnaDomaranska
•IOM Global Data Institute Senior
Data Impact Advisor, Stuart Campo
Researcher on Durable Solutions, Alesia O’Connor
Initiatives Displacement and Migration Research Manager, AlvaroSardizaMiranda

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