9th Online Course on Internal Displacement

Through this Online Course, participants will explore key aspects of the protection of internally displaced people (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 Online Course also analyses crosscutting issues, such as IDPs participation, housing, land and property rights, data collection, and the international community coordination mechanisms established together with States authorities and civil society representatives to respond to internal displacement situations. The workshop ultimately addresses the search and implementation of durable and sustainable solutions for IDPs in line with the work of the United Nations Secretary-General鈥檚 High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement on the subject and the Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.

Live sessions of the Course will be held from聽11.00 am to 1.00 pm, Rome time.聽 Please, click聽here聽to check your time zone.

The Course will be delivered in聽English.

Registration for 2022 Course is Open

Course available from 29 August to 23 September 2022.

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  • Enhance participants鈥 understanding of the international norms underpinning the protection of IDPs.
  • Promote the use and implementation of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement.
  • Build up capacities of governments to establish or improve existing legislation and policies on the protection of IDPs.
  • Encourage the sharing of experiences and best practices among participants regarding the protection of IDPs and the search for solutions.
  • Advance and disseminate the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General鈥檚 High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and the Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.

The Course is developed primarily to benefit senior and mid-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. It is important for participants to have a very good knowledge of the language of the Course, in order to be able to consult background materials, attend lessons, and participate in group works and discussions (no simultaneous translation is available).

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 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 of 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 IDP 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.

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The Online Courses of the Institute are hosted on the IIHL Learning Platform.

Application deadline, Scholarships opportunities and Official Certificate

Candidates are invited to register to the Course by聽29 July 2022.

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. Please note that the official Certificate of completion will be awarded only to those who attend the Course in full, including participation in live and self-paced sessions, and completion of assignments.