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Arts-based approach to the development of livelihood recovery for internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Thank you for stopping by our Project website. Our project aims to develop a network of researchers, NGOs, policymakers and IDPs to explore how the innovative combination of livelihood studies, storytelling and risk management can contribute to the inclusive development of IDPs' livelihood recovery measures. 

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Project Objectives

Tackling this project required breaking it into several objectives. 

Obj 1: The first objective involves the delivery of a series of 6 knowledge exchange monthly webinars which will engage with local cultures, histories and communities through arts-based methods to understand (1) the triggers of conflict and the intersection between conflict and livelihood in various contexts, (2) the role of performing arts in improving visibility to IDP plights and the propagation of conflict as a surmountable problem. 

Obj 2: The second objective will focus on exploring the use of participatory drama to provide visibility to the vulnerable and neglected IDPs including women through storytelling of lived experiences. The participatory drama will be explored as an approach for mobilising local community assets [e.g. youth, women, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), culture groups] to address interconnected drivers and livelihood risks. This objective will leverage the commitment of Taraba State Government (TSG) and their network of traditional institutions that have in-depth local knowledge of the livelihoods of IDPs and how competition over land resources, agro-economic migration, religious and political power struggles result in strained livelihoods and conflicts.   

Obj 3: The third objective will involve a bottom-up co-design of the livelihoods recovery framework that addresses underlying drivers of conflicts and determinants of recovery needs of IDPs identified in objectives 1 and 2 above. This will involve utilising a risk-based approach through a 2-day workshop to explore vulnerabilities and capacities with key stakeholders.

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  • 5 day storytelling and performance workshop
    21 Nov 2022, 09:30 – 25 Nov 2022, 09:30
    Abuja, Durumi Event Centre, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
  • Building community resilience through cultural heritage
    05 Oct 2022, 12:00 – 13:00
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  • Voice, Agency and Accountability in Conflict and Peace
    15 Jun 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
    Nothing Like It
  • Webinar on the intersection between Conflict, Mental Health, and Peacebuilding
    18 May 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
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Department of Management
Birmingham Business School, University House,
University of Birmingham
116 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2TY
United Kingdom

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