Nasc secured through IHREC’s 2021/2022 Human Rights and Equality funding to deliver a report on the implementation of the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision. The project, Ending Direct Provision? One Year On? will combine an evidence based score card with qualitative research by a peer researcher. Essentially the project will aim to answer the question, one year on from the publication of the White Paper – has access to economic, social and cultural rights for international protection applicants improved? The research will be guided by an expert Steering Group made up of an academic expert, persons with lived experience of direct provision and Nasc's project lead.
The qualitative research is lead by Dr Abayomi Ogunsanya. The qualitative research will consist of focus groups and an online survey.
Participate in the research
Are you currently living in Direct Provision? Then we want to hear your views.
This questionnaire asks for your opinions on how life as a resident of direct provision has changed, if at all, in the year since the government published their White Paper on Ending Direct Provision. The data from the questionnaires will form part of the final report which will be used by Nasc to inform our work in ending direct provision.
About Dr Abayomi Ogunsanya
Abayomi Ogunsanya holds a PhD degree in Anthropology from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he had a two-year stint teaching Anthropology in the Institute of African Studies. He also taught courses in anthropology and sociology in the Department of Sociology, Osun State University, Nigeria. He has published book chapters and articles in learned journals. He is a 2018 African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellow and Cadbury Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK in 2016.
In 2018 Dr Ogunsanya moved to Ireland with his family and experienced direct provision first-hand. He has delivered lectures on aspects of his research and on his experience of Direct Provision System at various fora, including during the 2021 Ethnography Winter School in the Department of Anthropology, Maynooth University. He was a consultant on the development of the CARe (Career Advancement for Refugee Researchers in Europe) country guides for Scholars At Risk Europe and is currently a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists 2022 Scientific Committee. His book documenting his experience as a migrant in Ireland is in an advanced stage of completion.