How can a focus on material culture help us better understand the ways that displaced people navigate the challenges of urban life? In this piece, William Montieth explores the (in)visibilities of refugees through the joint lenses of urban economies, and material culture. Through the wax fabric (kitenge) industry in Kampala (Uganda), Congolese refugees are rendered not…
Tag: Refugee Livelihoods
Refugee Livelihoods: Refugee Hosts in Conversation with ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group
On Wednesday 14 June 2017, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, PI of the Refugee Hosts project, joined a live TwitterChat with the ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group and other experts in order to ask: are we doing enough for refugees? This chat was engaged with by over 25,000 people, making for a very exciting, interactive hour. Panelists involved […]
Join us for a ‘Refugee Livelihoods’ Twitter Chat with the ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group
On 14 June 2016, from 2-3pm, Refugee Hosts' PI Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will be responding to a round of questions on Twitter as part of the ODI's ‘Livelihoods in displacement: from refugee perspectives to aid agency response’ project. The conversation, which will take place on Twitter between researchers from ODI's HPG, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and 2-3 other discussants,…
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