This non-degree certificate program will consist of one introductory workshop and three 36- hour course for a total of 114 hours. The pedagogy consists of classroom sessions, small group and personal exercises and discussions.
Conflict and displacement remain intractable problems in the contemporary world. The number of refugees under UNHCR’s responsibility rose from 9.9 to 11.4 million by the end of 2007, while the global number of people affected by conflict-induced internal displacement increased from 24.4 to 26 million. Whether asylum seekers or refugees, stateless or internally displaced people, the figures represent women, children and men who have been forcibly uprooted from their homes by war, persecution, and extreme poverty.
The Annual Winter Course on Forced Migration will be held this year in Kolkata by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG) from 1 December to 15 December, 2009. The Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group popularly known as the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) is a public policy forum by a group of researchers, trade unionists, feminist thinkers and women's rights campaigners, academics, journalists, and lawyers.
The Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues is an internationally acclaimed eight-day course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. The course involves a rigorous schedule of lectures, panel discussions, and a simulation exercise. It draws from academic and field-based experts for its faculty and, reflecting the Centre’s mission, serves as a hub for researchers, students, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas.