Submissions are now being accepted for the 2024 Ockenden International Prizes for projects proven to advance refugee self-reliance, and which reward and recognise the agency, dignity and autonomy of refugees and forced migrants anywhere.
Was awarded one of the four annual Prizes for the practical and significant mobility improvements for the often neglected refugees with disabilities – in the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in northwest Uganda, the temporary home for more than 270,000 South Sudanese refugees fleeing ongoing civil war.
For a project, based in Ciudad, focused on deportees forcibly displaced by the state., which benefits from being managed by deported people and forced returnees as well as for the practical support provided.
for an enterprising library project along the Thai-Myanmar Border’, one of the world’s most challenging geopolitical hotspots. Shanti has placed 15 community libraries – in seven refugee camps along the border – which are self-managed by refugees.
nominated by Zimbabwe’s Transformation Innovation Hub (TiH) was awarded one of the coveted Prizes for a training project that’s manifestly inspiring young business entrepreneurs by implementing their principle of ‘Freesponsibility’ – combining ‘freedom’ with ‘responsibility’ – and the co-creation of ‘Self-organized Learning Spaces’.
Political sociologist Dr Dilar Dirik reflects on researching forced migration at the University of Oxford, and asks challenging questions about whether universities should be doing more to acknowledge and confront their links to conflict.
Read more in her article published in Lady Margaret Hall News, her alumni magazine at the university, which is supporting her research at the renowned Refugee Studies Centre.
Read Dr Dirik’s own story . . .
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