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HIP's research highlighted in chapter focussed on encouraging self-reliance

Refugee traders at Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda. © RSC / A. Betts / 2013
Refugee traders at Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda.

UNHCR's Global Appeal 2014–2015 aims to draw the attention of donors, organisations and individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR. The Appeal also examines UNHCR's collaboration with its partners as well as summarising the agency's strategies, objectives and operational and operational plans in the five geographical regions where it works.

Among UNHCR's Global Strategic Priorities for 2014–2015 is 'community empowerment and self-reliance' – a major focus of the Humanitarian Innovation Project. HIP is featured in the chapter on 'Encouraging Self-Reliance': 

The Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP) based at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford is [an] important partner. The HIP is examining the role of technology, innovation and the private sector in refugee assistance, focusing on livelihoods...Fieldwork conducted under HIP in Kampala and the Nakivale and Kyangwali settlements in Uganda since February 2013, has revealed that refugee livelihoods are built on connections with many different actors in the Ugandan economy.

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