New Publications on Education; ICTs; and Employment/Labour Matters

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:

Publications on Education

Beyond School Books (Unicef) [access via Refugee Education Initiative]
– “[S]eries of radio programmes on education in countries affected by conflict and natural disasters.”  Provided via podcast.

“Connecting with New Information Landscapes: Information Literacy Practices of Refugees,” Journal of Documentation, vol. 69, no. 1 (2013 [abstract]
– See also earlier related article, “Settling in: The Relationship between Information and Social Inclusion.”

Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States (Center for the Study of Democracy, 2012) [text via EMN Belgium]

Prioritizing Education in the Face of Natural Disasters (UpFront Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Seeds of Hope (UNHCR, Nov. 2012) [access]
– “20 Years of DAFI: A UNHCR exhibition highlights the impact of higher education for refugee communities.”

Wisdom is like a Baobab Tree: No Individual Can Embrace it – Working and Learning Together towards Empowerment of Female Refugees (Maastricht School of Management, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on ICTs

Another Tool in the Toolbox, Report on the Aid & International Development Forum, Washington, DC, 6-7 June 2012 [text]

ICT Humanitarian Emergency Platform [access]
– “[D]eveloped to support IT and telecommunications specialists operating in humanitarian emergencies. This platform is a unique communication and collaboration tool that can help the entire humanitarian community in exchanging knowledge and creating a live network of expertise.”

Interoperability of Mobile Devices for Crisis Management: Outcomes of the 1st JRC ECML Crisis Technology Workshop on Mobile Interoperability for International Field Deployment, Ispra, Italy, 12-13 March 2012 (European Commission, May 2012) [access]
– Follow link for final report and workshop documents.

“New Information Technologies and their Impact on the Humanitarian Sector,” International Review of the Red Cross, no. 884 (2011) [full-text]

Uniting through Technology: A Case Study of the Collaboration between Ericsson, Refugees United and UNHCR for Uniting Refugees (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sept. 2012) [text]

What Percentage of Tweets Generated during a Crisis are Relevant for Humanitarian Response? (iRevolution, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes link to related earlier post describing new project to develop a Twitter Dashboard for the Humanitarian Cluster System.

Publications on Employment/Labour Matters

The UNHCR web site has added a new page that focuses on Labour Mobility for Refugees.  The page provides access to materials and presentations from the recently-held conference of the same name, as well as links to a number of related discussion papers and laws/policies.

The Enforcement of Refugees’ Employment Rights in Africa and the Regional Human Rights Framework (Refugee Work Rights, Oct. 2012) [text]

Forced Displacement and Labor Market Access for Women in Colombia, 2001-2011 (Lund University, June 2012) [text]

“From Urban to Rural: Livelihoods and Adaptation of Armenian Refugees,” Chapter in Observing Transformation: Adaptation Strategies in the South Caucasus (Henrich Boell Foundation, 2011) [text]
– Scroll to p. 14.

The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes, IRPP Study, no. 35 (Institute for Research on Public Policy, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Note: The authors of this study will present their findings at a workshop on 29 Nov. 2012 in Toronto.

Precarious Lives: Exploring Experiences of Forced Labour among Asylum Seekers and Refugees in England [access]
– 18-month research project, culminating in conference on 14 Dec. 2012 in Leeds.

Refugee Recyclers, Gender Equality Unit – Field Practice Series (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]

Refugees and Early Childhood Human Capital (Arizona State Univ., Oct. 2012) [text]
– Paper presented recently at UC Davis seminar.


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