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Book Launch: Refugee Economies

Posted: 2016/12/14 | Author: UOJO


“Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development”
Dr Naohiko Omata, Senior Researcher, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

The book “Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development” is one of the first attempts to systematically explore the economic lives of refugees. Despite some pioneering research on the economic lives of refugees, there remains a lack of theory and empirical data through which to understand, and build upon, refugees’ own engagement with markets. Yet understanding these economic systems may hold the key to rethinking our entire approach to refugee assistance.  If we can improve our knowledge of the resource allocation systems that shape refugees’ lives and opportunities, then we may be able to understand the mechanisms through which these market-based systems can be made to work better and turn humanitarian challenges into sustainable opportunities.

Dr Omata is a Senior Researcher in Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre and one of the main authors of this book. He conducted most of his field work in Uganda. In this lecture he will present some main findings of the book and also draw some implications for researchers, aid workers, and government officials who are engaged in the issue of refugees in Japan.

Friday 13 January 2017
19:00 – 20:00
Book Launch Lecture
UF Hall Sanbancho UF Building 1F, 6-3 Sanbancho Chiyoda ku, Tokyo
This presentation is free of charge and will be delivered in English.
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20:10 – 21:30
Salud, 1F, 3-10 Sanbancho, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo JPY 3,500 (payable on the door)
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