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APNOR along with other actors in the region is seeking first-of-its-kind study seeks to better understand the ways in which refugee-led initiatives contribute to refugee protection and solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. The research aims to answer four central questions:

  1. How do refugee-led initiatives support their communities and others?
  2. How do refugee-led initiatives engage with and represent their constituents/members?
  3. How do refugee-led initiatives engage with other stakeholders?
  4. What barriers do refugee-led initiatives face when undertaking this work?

Who can take part in research?

We are looking for participants who are:​

  • over 18 years of age and
  • have current or previous experience engaging in the work of one or more refugee-led initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region.

For the purposes of this research, these refugee-led initiatives are broadly defined to include all refugee-led organizations, refugee community groups or other groups that are led by persons who identify as refugees. These refugee-led initiatives do not need to be legally registered.

​We are conscious of the importance of engaging with a wide range of participants, especially from an age, gender and diversity perspective, and of engaging with individuals from all levels of seniority / hierarchy.

For more information and research findings visit the research website or take part in the research below


Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) is the only region-wide refugee-led network of refugee-led initiatives in the Asia Pacific region that is working with and for refugees. APNOR was established in 2018, on the recommendation of Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR).

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