7th Online Course on Internal Displacement

28 February -25 March 2022


The 7th Online Course on Internal Displacement explores key aspects of the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs), while analysing internal displacement from different angles and perspectives. Starting from the international norms underpinning the protection of IDPs, including the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Kampala Convention, the workshop examines the causes and consequences of internal displacement, its current global trends, and the protection risks faced by individuals throughout the displacement cycle.

The Course also analyses cross-cutting issues, such as housing, land and property, data collection, and the international community coordination mechanisms established together with state鈥檚 authorities and civil society representatives to respond to IDPs situations.

The workshop ultimately addresses the search and implementation of durable and sustainable solutions for IDPs.

The Course is developed primarily to benefit mid and senior-level government officials involved in the formulation and application of legislation and policies affecting IDPs. It is also addressed to members of the civil society and the academia, who can positively influence the safeguard of IDPs鈥 rights and advocate for their protection.

鈥 Enhance participants鈥 understanding of the international norms underpinning the protection of IDPs.

鈥 Promote the use and implementation of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement.

鈥 Build up capacities of governments to establish or improve existing legislation and policies on the protection of IDPs.

鈥 Encourage the sharing of experiences and best practices among participants regarding the protection of IDPs and the search for solutions.

The Online Course is structured into four content-related modules, with the objective to provide an in-depth analysis of the subject of the training, including cross-cutting issues. Modules are composed by live sessions and self-paced sessions. Live sessions are pre-scheduled and usually last between 90 and 120 minutes. These are delivered via Zoom for Education. Self-paced sessions are completed at participants鈥 own pace and must be undertaken before the beginning of each following class. These usually consist in pre-recorded videos and/or selected reference materials.

The Course strikes a balance between theory and practice and is delivered through a participatory and creative teaching methodology, aimed at facilitating the learning process and implementing the knowledge gained throughout the training. Sessions include lectures, presentations, case studies, group work, audio-visual support, and other activities, which respond to the various learning styles of a diversified audience. Throughout the training, participants and expert facilitators are able to share best practices and experiences regarding the main topics and issues of the Course. Speakers delivering the sessions consist of United Nations Officials and other experts on refugee protection from around the world.

Participation quota amounts to 鈧 750. It must be remitted before the start of the Course by bank transfer. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted on the website of the Institute. Queries on the Course registration and administrative questions should be directed to refugee.department@iihl.org.

Application Deadline, Scholarship Opportunities and Official Certificate

Candidates are invited to register to the Course by Friday 31 December 2021. A limited number of scholarships is available for the Online Course and cannot therefore be guaranteed purely by application. Scholarships will depend upon funds available to the Institute thanks to the kind contribution of our donors. To apply for a scholarship, you must detail so in the dedicated field in the Registration Form.

The Certificate will be awarded only to those participants who attend all online live sessions and complete all self-paced sessions and mandatory assignments through the Online Learning Platform.

Registration for 2022 Course is Open

Course available from 31 January to 25 February 2022.