Refugee Innovation: Humanitarian Innovation that starts with communities

A new report by the University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre and Humanitarian Innovation Project.

Refugees, displaced persons and other caught in crisis often find innovative solutions adapt to difficult circumstances by drawing upon their skills, talents and aspirations.

“The Refugee Innovation: Humanitarian Innovation that Starts with Communities report focuses on examples and case studies of ‘bottom-up innovation’ among different refugee populations. This report takes you on a journey – from Jordan to South Africa to Uganda to Kenya to the United States, looking at a range of refugee situations, drawing upon examples from different stages of the ‘refugee cycle’: recent mass influx, protracted situations, and resettled refugee populations.”

Understanding the processes of refugee innovation and the constraints and opportunities experienced in ‘bottom-up’ problem-solving also has far-reaching implications for humanitarian practice.

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Visit the website here.

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