COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South
Please join Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) for a mini-series of webinars focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South.
The date and topic of the next webinar in this mini-series will be announced here on our site Events.
The first webinar took place on October 20, 2020. It featured presentations by Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale), Nandini Krishnan (World Bank), Dennis Egger (UC Berkeley), and Daniel Stein (IDinsight), who shared early insights from phone surveys being carried out with refugee populations in Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh.
The second webinar took place on December 7, 2020. Sarah Baird (George Washington University and GAGE), Samuel Leone (UC Berkeley), Nathaniel Young (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Rana Samara (MINDSET) shared findings from ongoing research assessing programs focused on Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The third webinar joint webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South – Evidence from High Frequency Survey took place on Monday, February 23, 2021. The speakers, Sergio Oliveri (World Bank), Sharad Tandon, (World Bank) and Christina Wieser, (World Bank). The speakers shared preliminary results emerging from High Frequency Phone Surveys in Ecuador, Yemen and Ethiopia. The surveys conducted aimed to assess the changes in welfare, vulnerabilities and prospects of those forcibly displaced.
The fourth webinar focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them. Ceren Baysan, Sandra Rozo, Stefano Caria, and Thomas Ginn shared insights on the integration, targeting, and economic wellbeing of forcibly displaced populations during COVID-19. The event featured evidence from several countries, including Colombia, Jordan, and Turkey. Bilal Siddiqi moderated.
These webinars are part of the Berkeley Conversations Series, IPA’s RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South, and the JDC’s Event Series on Forced Displacement.