Natalia BaalVisiting Fellow
Natalia has been working at Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) since its early days in 2010. She now oversees the overall coordination of JIPS. In this role she supervises the strategic and day-to-day management of the organization and maintains JIPS’ role as a global hub for profiling in displacement situations. She also works closely with government, humanitarian, and development counterparts to support the design and implementation of collaborative profiling exercises that inform strategies and programmatic responses to forced displacement. She is regularly involved in capacity building and tool development work on different aspects of the profiling process. She has worked in Myanmar, Mali, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Colombia, Kosovo, and Somalia.
Natalia’s research interests include durable solutions, urban displacement, and protracted displacement. She focuses on enhancing collaboration with local actors – local authorities, national statistical offices, municipalities, national civil society – to strengthen capacity and sustainable response in displacement situations.
Prior to JIPS Natalia worked with UNHCR on durable solutions in Geneva. She studied politics and theology at Edinburgh University and holds a master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics.
Karen Jacobsen participates in Wilton Park conference on IDPs
In September 2019, Karen Jacobsen attended a Wilton Park conference on “Internally Displaced Persons: towards more effective international protection and durable solutions (WP1705). Through off-the-record discussion under the Wilton Park…Read More
JIPS hosts launch event for DART and new publication
On August 31, JIPS hosted a launch event to share two new projects. Presented first was the second version of the Dynamic Analysis and Reporting Tool (DART). DART is an online easy-to-use system built…Read More
Forced Displacement, Go Figure! Shaking the Box of Profiling IDP Situations
This publication is a joint effort from JIPS and the Feinstein International Center that calls for an update to the existing international guidance for profiling.Read More