Published 16. Mar 2017



NRC displacement conference 2017.  "Behind borders and walls: ensuring internally displaced people are not left behind"


08:30: Registration and coffee


Welcome and opening remarks
Mr Jan Egeland, NRC Secretary General


Humanitarian snap shot – Colombia

Ms Enilda Jiménez, Area Manager NRC Colombia 


Global perspectives and displacement trends

Ms Alexandra Bilak, Director for Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) 

Session 1:

Impact of borders & walls for internally displaced people

Moderator: Ms Tuva Raanes Bogsnes, NRC Head of Media and Communication


Mr Peter Lundberg, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator Nigeria OCHA                                         

Mr Peter Felten, Head of Policy Unit - Division for Humanitarian Assistance - German Federal Foreign Office
Ms Kate O'Rourke, NRC Country Director for Afghanistan 

Coffee & tea
Session 2

Ending neglect of internally displaced people

Moderator: Mr Jan Egeland, NRC Secretary General


Ms Marit Berger Røsland , State Secretary Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr Hansjoerg Strohmeyer, Chief of Policy Development and Studies OCHA
Ms Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
Ms Gabriella Waaijman NRC Regional Director Horn of Africa, South-Sudan and Yemen


Summary and closing remarks

Ms Magnhild Vasset, NRC Director Field Operations


For questions and further information:


Simen Rak Haugen +47 992 65 745