The Centre’s activities include the projects outlined below.
Project leader: Elling Tjønneland (CMI). This project analyses the determinants of the Chinese development aid policies and the major expansion of China’s development aid, including humanitarian.
Project leader: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO). This project addresses questions that arise from technology implementation in emergency contexts, cybersecurity threats, profit motifs, experimental practices and the securitization of humanitarian data
Project leader: Gudrun Østby (PRIO). This project examines the role of quality education in mitigating the negative educational, socio-economic, and psycho-social effects of forced displacement.
Project leader: Cindy Horst (PRIO). This project aims to map, document, and analyse the moral and social dimensions of accountability as understood and practiced by civic and professional humanitarian aid providers in protracted crisis in Uganda, Somalia and Sri Lanka.
Humanitarian Diplomacy: Assessing Policies, Practices and Impact of New Forms of Humanitarian Action and Foreign Policy
Project leader: Antonio De Lauri (CMI). This project aims to study the policies, practices and impact of humanitarian diplomacy as conducted by select state actors that are new major humanitarian donors and traditional humanitarian actors.
Project leader: Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO). This project aims to understand how new types of humanitarian spaces are created and carved out outside, on and inside the geographical borders destined to govern mobility.
Project leader: Are John Knudsen (CMI). This project aims to build a new understanding of the regional and global forces of humanitarian containment, captured in the term ‘SuperCamp.’
Jessica Leigh Schultz (CMI). This project explores the effects of temporary protection policies on refugee law and refugee lives in Norway, Denmark and the UK.
Project leader: Kaja Borchgrevink (PRIO). This project sets out to understand how Muslim humanitarian actors relate to, interpret and respond to the SDGs, focusing on SDG 4 (education), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 17 (global partnerships).
Project leader: Are John Knudsen (CMI). This project examines refugees and IDPs in Middle East host states and investigates the key elements needed for instituting an area-based urban response for refugees and IDPs in the Middle East.