Program On Policy And Governance In Palestinian Refugee Camps Call For Proposals – April 2012
The Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI)is inviting researchers and graduate students to submit research proposals for short-term projects that IFI will fund.
We invite short proposals on the following topics:
Governance of refugee camps:to look at topics such as the problematique of authority and sovereignty in the camps; roles of non-state actors including local, national and international civil society and non-governmental organizations in management and governing of the Camps; political participation and mobilization.
The impact of existing policies on the livability inside the Camps:to look at policies such as: education, employment; health care; urban and development etc, and the rights situation.
Projects should take place between May and December 2012, with a budget range of $1,000- $4,000. Please note that the grant does not cover travel expenses to participate in conferences.
An abstract not exceeding 500 words including, when applicable, methods to be applied.
CV of the applicant(s).
Total amount requested.
The Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps was set up in March 2008 to link the knowledge produced at the American University of Beirut (AUB) to public policy processes as well as fields of practice in the region. The program’s aim is to better inform policy-making processes and the various authorities and parties concerned, and to involve the public - whenever possible - in agenda and priority setting processes. It explores the public policy and governance challenges of Palestinian refugee camps and their host communities in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza.
The program’s partners include scholars, NGOs, host governments, Palestinian factions and popular committees, camp communities, UNRWA, local authorities, and international donors amongst others. It aims to provide an ongoing mechanism for the above-mentioned actors to meet and exchange ideas on the most pressing challenges and the most relevant policy solutions.