Refugee-Led Research Hub

The RLRH aims to support scholars and researchers from displaced communities, predominantly in Eastern Africa, to be leaders in knowledge production and decision making in the field of Forced Migration Studies and humanitarian research. RLRH endeavours to bring its name to life: displaced scholars and researchers comprise a large majority of the organisational structure and leadership, supported by non-refugee colleagues who work to transfer their skills and privileges for the enrichment of refugee colleagues. With refugees at the centre of organisation leadership, and as the explicit contributors of all academic and research activities, RLRH aims to build an intellectually rich community of scholars and researchers who best understand displacement and are able to speak to the issues with authority, authenticity, and force.

Host/Institute: Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford
Critical dates (if applicable): Launched in 2021
Location (city, country): Oxford, England; East Africa
Contributors/Partners: Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN). The study is supported, in part, by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Prize, and the IKEA Foundation.
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