RSC publishes report in Somali to aid dissemination to refugee and host communities

The Refugee Studies Centre has published a Somali-language version of their report 'Refugee Economies in Dollo Ado', from its Refugee Economies Programme, with the aim of making their research accessible to the refugee and host communities with whom they work.

Alexander Betts explained "Until now, the main audiences for our reports have been academics, international organisations, NGOs, governments, and business. We wanted to broaden that to include refugees and host communities themselves. The communities play a key role in our research design and data collection. The next logical step is to ensure that we disseminate the research to those communities in a way that enables them to critically engage with the work and use it for their own purposes, such as informing their economic decision-making. For example, we wanted refugee-run businesses to have access to the kind of information that entrepreneurs around the world often take for granted -- data about the local economic landscape that can highlight untapped opportunities". 

The report will be launched in all five refugee camps in Dollo Ado, in Ethiopia's Somali region, where the research was carried out. Copies will be shared with refugee and host communities members at a series of outreach events organised with the Refugee Central Committees of the camps. The aim is to document and learn from the experience of those launch events.

The translation was done by Maimuna Mohamud, a PhD student at Cambridge University. 

The report was written by Alexander Betts, Raphael Bradenbrink, Jonathan Greenland, Naohiko Omata and Olivier Sterck.

Read and download the report ‘Nolosha Dhaqaale ee Qaxootiga ku Nool Dollo Ado’ here.