Calen Olsen creates artwork of and for residents of Altos de la Florida, Colombia

The PRUV project featured recently on Radio Latina Dublin.  In the programme the artist Calen Olsen was interviewed by University College Dublin's Sinéad McGrath about the artwork she created of and for residents of Altos de la Florida in Soacha, Colombia.  Calen exhibited her work in Altos de la Florida in August 2019 and [...]

By | 2019-11-10T18:42:52+00:00 November 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University of Nairobi and Gadjah Mada University researchers at University College Dublin

Over the last few weeks researchers from University of Nairobi and Gadjah Mada University have been based at University College Dublin's Centre for Humanitarian Action.  They have been finalising research outputs relating to the PRUV project and collaborating on preparing a new research proposal in follow up to the PRUV project.   (l-r: Brenda Nanjala [...]

By | 2019-10-23T16:58:23+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New article relating to root causes of displacement in Soacha, Colombia

Collaborative approaches to building capacities of urban IDPs and host communities are emerging as a more effective way of confronting the root causes of protracted and secondary displacement in informal settlements in Colombia.  Pablo Cortes Ferrandez (University of Deusto) has published on this topic in the latest issue of Forced Migration Review. The article focuses on [...]

By | 2019-10-15T12:32:32+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sinéad McGrath presents paper entitled Gender, Displacement and Urban Resilience at University of Dayton

Sinéad McGrath, PhD student at UCD School of Politics and International Relations, presented a paper entitled Gender, Displacement and Urban Resilience at the recent Social Practice of Human Rights conference held at University of Dayton.  It draws on research conducted in PRUV localities in Nairobi, Kenya and Soacha, Colombia, in arguing for a gender lens in [...]

By | 2019-10-07T13:23:35+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PRUV Project presents findings at end of project International Symposium

The PRUV Project held its International Symposium 2nd - 6th September 2019 at University of Warsaw.  It was attended by over 130 students embarking on the Erasmus Mundus MSc (Humanitarian Action) programme offered by the Network for Humanitarian Action (NOHA). Presentations covered each of the PRUV project's themes including social capital, bottom-up approaches to [...]

By | 2019-10-07T07:37:54+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Residents of Altos de la Florida, Colombia discuss PRUV project findings

In August 2019 the PRUV project shared its findings with residents of Altos de la Florida.  The residents discussed findings in three rotating groups focusing on the themes of context (census and survey data collected in the locality during the project), vulnerability (what is vulnerability and what vulnerabilities are present in the locality?), and resilience [...]

By | 2019-10-07T07:17:55+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dominic MacSorley, CEO of Concern Worldwide, addresses PRUV Project’s International Symposium

Dominic MacSorley, CEO of Concern Worldwide, gave an inspiring keynote presentation on 2 September 2019 to over 130 students at University of Warsaw as part of the PRUV Project's International Symposium.  The students are embarking on the Erasmus Mundus MSc (Humanitarian Action) programme offered by the Network for Humanitarian Action (NOHA).   In his address [...]

By | 2019-10-07T07:06:46+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

University College Dublin PhD student collaborates with Plan International on child protection research in Nairobi

Sinéad McGrath completed a secondment at Plan International Headquarters in Woking, UK from November 2018 to January 2019. The purpose of the research stay was to collaboratively analyse data collected in relation to child protection in Nairobi informal settlements. Sinéad is a PhD student at University College Dublin's School of Politics and International Relations. She [...]

By | 2019-01-16T09:20:44+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meeting of University of Deusto and University College Dublin Researchers with Jesuit Refugee Service staff in Soacha, Colombia

On 10 August 2018 researchers from University of Deusto and University College Dublin met with Jesuit Refugee Service staff in Soacha, Colombia, one of the cities included within the PRUV project.  At the meeting the methodologies and results of previous research were discussed.  A plan for communicating and disseminating the results was also made.  Further [...]

By | 2018-08-13T10:28:17+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding vulnerability and resilience from the residents’ perspective: Altos de Florida and Piedras Blancas neighbourhoods of Soacha, Colombia

Altos de Florida seems a world apart from Bogotá. It is situated at a height, a good half hour trip from the lower streets of Soacha, a satellite city of the Colombian capital.    The only way to reach the neighbourhood is by minibus or jeep, similar to those widely used in the [...]

By | 2018-07-25T15:54:52+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment