On 4th December, the Danish Refugee Council and the Permanent Mission to Denmark to the UN hosted an event in Geneva to reflect on the implications of the supposed “system change” emanating from the CRRF. The event was attended by 35 participants from NGOs, UNHCR, ICRC and members state missions in Geneva. DRC Staff from East Africa, the Middle East, and global programmes shared experience and thoughts on three key issues relevant for the Global Compact on Refugees and its Programme of Action, and for the continued roll-out of the CRRF:
- What does it take to create space for refugees and host communities in comprehensive, multi-stakeholder responses?
- Will a multi-stakeholder response dilute or enforce accountability for refugee protection and solutions?
- What new role will NGOs have in a reformed response modality?