Organisation Team

Irge Satiroglu

Independent Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Consultant
PhD Candidate at Ankara University, Department of Social and Environmental Sciences

Irge Satiroglu is an independent social impact assessment and resettlement consultant with 12 years of experience. She has an environmental engineering background with double masters in the fields of social sciences (Ankara Uni.) and development studies (Uni. of Reading) and is still working to complete a PhD 
in the latter. She joined the University of Oxford as a visiting fellow in 2011-2012 to advance and share her works on development-induced displacement and resettlement.  Her research interests include socio-economic impacts of development projects, long-term consequences of different compensation schemes, mobile and indigenous populations,  gender and generational aspects, and socio-psychological impacts of displacement.

Narae  Choi

PhD Candidate at Oxford University, Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)

Narae Choi is a PhD candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. Her research topic is development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR) within urban contexts, with a particular concern on urban livelihood issues. She has conducted extensive research in Metro Manila, encompassing resettlement sites in urban peripheries as well as the project site in urban centres. Through a specific case-study of the railway upgrading project, her research demonstrates the acute risks of impoverishment in dismantling urban socio-economic networks through remote resettlement. Her research expertise and interest includes: displacement and resettlement, urban poverty, urban livelihoods, informal settlements, tenure security and housing rights, community organising and grassroots movements. She has a wide range of experiences on these topics within the Southeast Asian region.


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International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement

22-23 March 2013

 Refugee Studies Centre (RSC)    Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)         University of Oxford

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