Revitalizing the International Response to Forced Migration

The Social Change Initiative

SCI – Forced Migration Response 2017-05-12T21:38:57+00:00

Project Description


The Social Change Initiative (SCI) works on improving the effectiveness of activism for progressive social change and influencing how such work is funded by donors. Migration is a priority issue for SCI and with support from HDF, have been facilitating a series of discussions and exchanges with activists and thinkers, notably trying to influence the public narrative and supporting civil society to more effectively influence the political and policy debate.  Ahead of the forthcoming UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19th September, SCI commissioned Professor T. Alexander Aleinikoff of the Global Policy Initiative at Columbia University to write a discussion paper that identifies the core elements of the international forced migration system as it has developed over the past six decades and detail the range and depth of the current challenges.  The paper also suggests a number of policy and institutional reforms to respond both to the present situation as well as the coming challenges posed by the new normal.  Click here to read the full discussion paper.