Seminar – From pledges to implementation: exploring local government responses for urban refugees in Ethiopia
February 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dr Annabel Mwangi (UNHCR Ethiopia)
“Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, with over 930,000 refugees, the majority from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. Most are located in Tigray Regional State and the four Emerging Regions of Ethiopia (Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and the Somali Regional State), which are the least developed states in the country. In 2016, the Ethiopian government made Nine Pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs in the country. These nine pledges broadly correspond to the main objectives of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), officially rolled out in Ethiopia in late 2017.
This seminar considers the complexities of planning and implementing comprehensive responses for refugees at a sub-national level in Ethiopia. It presents some examples of ongoing practices that might inform this process, and outlines key challenges, with the aim of initiating a discussion on how local authorities and other stakeholders can best respond to the challenges of managing refugee responses.
Registration not required. Light refreshments will be provided after the event.
Full details of this term’s seminar series can be found on the RSC website. “