Innovation through refugee children’s participation

Thinking creatively about child protection in a protracted refugee camp context

Innovation through refugee children’s participationAnna Skeels (PhD Geography student) is currently undertaking fieldwork in Uganda with the support of a Humanitarian Innovation Fund grant. The project is led by the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) in partnership with UNHCR, Save the Children and GIZ. This project aims to work with refugee children as innovators in a protracted refugee settlement in Uganda (Kyaka II) to explore what might constitute a more child-friendly, child specific and participatory refugee protection process for children.  This will be done through participatory workshops with groups of refugee children (aged 6-10 and 11-16) to map out their broad perspectives, as well as focus in on specific points (arrival, registration, best interest determination) and aspects (environment, child/adult interaction, information) of the refugee protection process.

Observation of protection interviews with refugee children and interviews with humanitarian practitioners will feed into the innovation process.

Innovation through refugee children’s participation

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