GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub

Lead Research Organisation: Coventry University
Department Name: Centre for Trust Peace & Social Relation

Abstract

Migration between the countries of the Global South, otherwise known as South-South migration (SSM), accounts for nearly half of all international migration, reaching almost 70% in some places. The potential of SSM to contribute to development and delivery of the SDGs is widely acknowledged but remains unrealised, largely due to existing inequalities at the global, national and local levels which determine who is (and is not) able to migrate, where to, and under which terms and conditions. These multidimensional inequalities are associated with a lack of rights for migrants and their families; difficult, expensive and sometimes dangerous journeys; and limited opportunities to access services and protection, which can, in turn, exacerbate inequalities. The challenge of ensuring that SSM reduces inequalities and contributes to delivery of the SDGs is intractable due to:
- A lack of evidence about the ways in which horizontal and vertical inequalities can undermine major development investments and policies, and about the types of interventions which can overcome inequalities associated with SSM;
- A failure of existing development approaches to take account of how SSM (and related policies) is/are influenced by broader economic, political and social processes (and relevant sectoral policies);
- A focus on individual ODA-recipient countries rather than on dynamic effects along migration 'corridors' which connect origin and destination countries and the development implications of (two-way) flows of people, finance, trade and knowledge;
- The politicisation of migration and a growing tendency to focus on migration management and border controls at the expense of equitable migration and development related outcomes;
- The top-down, high-level orientation of much development policy planning which can dehumanise migrants by focusing on economic indicators and outcomes rather than experiences and well-being, broadly defined; and
- A gap between policy and legal frameworks to limit inequalities associated with SSM (where these exist), and their equitable delivery / implementation in practice.

The Hub is oriented towards addressing this challenge and ensuring that SSM is able to make a more equitable and effective contribution to poverty reduction, development and delivery of the SDGs, particularly SDGs 1, 5, 8 and 10. It does so by bringing together, for the first time, research and delivery partners from 12 ODA-recipient countries which constitute six SSM 'corridors' (Burkina Faso-Cote d'Ivoire, China-Ghana, Egypt-Jordan, Ethiopia-South Africa, Haiti-Brazil, Nepal-Malaysia) who will work in partnership with five UN agencies and the OECD. The Hub will deliver challenge-led programmes of research and evaluation to address inequalities associated with SSM, undertaking extensive new data collection and policy analysis, and testing interventions and solutions in a range of geographical contexts. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will lead the Hub's communication and dissemination work, working alongside our research partners in the Global South to develop a range of outputs for different local, national and global audiences to maximise the Hub's impact on policy and practice.

The Hub builds on existing RCUK investments but also develops equitable new partnerships in order to generate novel and innovative perspectives on the intractable challenge which it seeks to address. In particular, by bringing together researchers from the Global South working across the countries making up the SSM corridors, and connecting these teams with leading migration scholars in the Global North, the Hub provides an opportunity for significant cross-learning within and between the corridors, and on SSM more generally. In so doing it offers considerable added value, strengthening capacity and capability for understanding - and responding to - the challenges associated with SSM and delivery of the SDGs.

Planned Impact

The Hub will contribute to efforts to ensure that individuals, households, communities and countries in the Global South benefit fully and equitably from SSM and that its benefits are properly harnessed to support delivery of the SDGs. The Hub's impact work in countries at both ends of the corridors focuses on three main policy areas which are informed by UNDP's (2013) framework for addressing global inequalities: reducing income inequalities caused or exacerbated by SSM; closing gaps in education, health and other outcomes for migrants and their families; and tackling SSM-related prejudice, discrimination and exclusion. Specifically:
1. Policies to reduce income inequalities
Inequality, particularly income inequality, plays a key role in determining human well-being, intersecting with horizontal inequalities such as gender and age in specific ways in different geographical contexts. The Hub will generate evidence to support policies and approaches to ensure that SSM reduces these inequalities, for example by:
- Providing capital and other livelihood opportunities for those who do not want to migrate;
- Ensuring equal access to a range of (legal) migration opportunities;
- Regulating recruitment processes to ensure that migrant labour contracts are fair, accommodation is affordable, and abuses are minimised;
- Reducing the costs of migration, in particular recruitment fees and remittance transfers; and
- Supporting hometown, religious, community and wider diaspora associations which channel remittances and knowledge to community-level investments and initiatives.
2. Closing gaps in education, health and other outcomes
Delivery of the SDGs and economic growth depend on improved outcomes in education and health. Migrants and their families often experience difficulties in securing access to key services and social protections due to a lack of legal rights, knowledge and/or poverty, with disproportionate effects experienced by groups such as children who move independently or remain behind. The Hub will contribute to policy efforts that close gaps in education, health and other outcomes, for example by:
- Securing access to social protection for migrants regardless of status or sector;
- Expanding access to education, health and other opportunities for migrants (including migrant children and the children of migrants) through sectoral policies that address the needs of migrants and specific sub-groups;
- Developing appropriate legal frameworks to ensure migrants can access their rights to social protection; and
- Building legal empowerment movements to ensure migrants know about, and are able to access, their rights.
3. Tackling prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion
Prejudice, discrimination and social exclusion directed towards migrants serve to reinforce inequalities of outcomes and opportunities and impact on delivery of the SDGs. Anti-discriminatory legislation and universal service provision can help promote equal opportunity, but interventions are also required to develop and strengthen the agency, voice and political participation of migrants and their families so that they can shape their environment and the decision-making processes that affect their well-being. The Hub will work with project partners to shift dominant, often negative, political and policy narratives around SSM at local, national, regional and global levels, for example by:
- Strengthening civic engagement of socially excluded/marginalised groups;
- Working with policy makers and advocacy organisations to develop legislation based on the human rights principles of equality and non-discrimination;
- Using new technologies to create inclusive citizen networks and build transnational solidarity;
- Working with grassroots empowerment initiatives to ensure migrants are able to access legal rights and entitlements; and
- Creating political space for policy interventions that directly address inequalities arising from SSM.

People

ORCID iD

Heaven Crawley (Principal Investigator)
Nassim Roxane MAJIDI (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7066-0045
Anita Ghimire (Co-Investigator)
Laura Christine Hammond (Co-Investigator)
Dereje Feyissa Dori (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1831-226X
Alison Phipps (Co-Investigator)
Tanja Bastia (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Roy Gelb (Co-Investigator)
Seng-Guan Yeoh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2072-7392
G. 'Hari' Harindranath (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5148-9297
Tim Unwin (Co-Investigator)
Louis Herns Marcelin (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9238-9695
Jixia LU (Co-Investigator)
Joseph Kofi Teye (Co-Investigator)
Musa Shteiwi (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0425-3024
Oliver Bakewell (Co-Investigator)
Zaid Eyadat (Co-Investigator)
Loren Landau (Co-Investigator)
Ana Claudia Machado Rebelo Marques (Co-Investigator)
Ibrahim Awad (Co-Investigator)
Cathy Zimmerman (Co-Investigator)
Ana Claudia Duarte Rocha Marques (Co-Investigator)
Handerson Joseph (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8634-9435
Tanya Zack (Co-Investigator)
Kavita Datta (Co-Investigator)
Bonayi Hubert DABIRE (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9837-6337
Nicola Piper (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3993-8699
Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker (Co-Investigator)
KANDO AMEDEE SOUMAHORO (Co-Investigator)
Katharine Jones (Co-Investigator)
Naa Densua Tordzro (Researcher)
Gameli Kodzo Tordzro (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9091-9309
Ligia Kiss (Researcher)
Heidi Stöckl (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0907-8483
Tawona Sithole (Researcher)

Publications

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Title Animated map of the Hub 
Description Animated map of the Hub project proposal (aims, objectives, corrdors) produced by Positive Negatives with music provided by the Haa Orchestra 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The animated map has been used by project partners from the 12 countries to raise awareness about, and interest, in the MIDEQ Hub 
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/ukri-south-south-migration-inequality-and-development-...
 
Title Calabash Greetings - Video (Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, Uni of Glasgow) 
Description Record of calabash greeting for MIDEQ project supportive cultural sensitivities and integration 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This video helps others to understand how to open a session with a mixed group of participants in a way that ensure everyone is able to contribute because there are no linguistics or hierarchical barriers to participation/engagement 
URL https://vimeo.com/349247401
 
Title Ese ne tekrema blog 
Description Blog intended to engage a general non-specialist audience in the relationships between food, community and migration in the countries in which the Hub is located or otherwise associated 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Intended to engage a much wider non-academic audience in some of the work in the Hub. Only just published and ongoing, impact as yet unknown 
URL https://ese-ne-tekrema.community
 
Title Lungulungu Kpordomi (MIDEQ Inception Conceptual Interpretation Dance on Video) (Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, Uni of Glasgow) 
Description Video documentary of the South-South Migration Inequality and Development Hub inception 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact visual record 
URL https://vimeo.com/338505306
 
Title Mother Language Festival 
Description Performance at Festival 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact repeat invitations 
 
Title NOYAM Consent Video (Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, Uni of Glasgow) 
Description NOYAM Consent Video 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The NOYAM Consent Video provides others with a resource for research delivery or teaching that can extend their understanding of how to secure oral consent from research participants. 
URL https://vimeo.com/339527911
 
Title Performance 
Description UNESCO Chair Performance 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Invitations to further events 
 
Title Presenting MiDEQ work in Schools 
Description performance and workshop including children's multilingual story telling 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact repeat invitations 
 
Title Short poem - Dead Beneath our Feet 
Description Short poem entitled 'The dead beneath our feet' reflecting on the Transatlantic slave trade following the Hub's visit to Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Intended to stimulate engagement in the emotional impacts/implications of visiting historic sites which are associated with forced migration i.e.e slavery 
URL https://heavencrawley.com/2020/02/17/the-dead-beneath-our-feet
 
Title TEDx Glasgow 
Description TEDx 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact repeat invitations 
 
Title model junior UN Conference 
Description UN conference for schools - keynote artist on south south migration and borders 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact further invitations 
 
Description Whilst it is too early in the project's life to report any project findings, it is clear that the Hub's orientation towards shifting the ways in which migration is understood through an analysis of the relationships between migration, inequality and development and by engaging partners in the Global South to deliver this work is already contributing to wider policy discussions. During the first 12 months of the project we have been invited to speak about the Hub's work at a range of high-level and/or high-profile events at both the national and international levels including include the OECD Policy Dialogue in Paris, the MIASA Fellowship programme in Ghana and the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Ecuador. This work is supported by our project partners including OECD, UNRISD and IOM. We now have a dynamic and engaging project website developed and overseen by ODI and a growing body of blogs and other outputs specifically aiming to engage non-academic audiences in the Hub's work. We are also working closely with the UNESCO Chair and the University of Glasgow to find creative ways of engaging audiences in the Hub's work (particularly through spoken word, storytelling and dance) and are starting to work with Positive Negatives to develop animated and other outputs for audience engagement. This work is critical for laying the foundations of ensuing non-academic impacts as the findings of the research itself start to emerge. We have also established a range of external advisory boards to support the work of the Hub in the corridors and centrally. We are aware that the individuals involved in these groups have been proactively engaging with the Hub's underlying concepts and approach and taking this into their own areas of work and responsibility. We intend to capture evidence of this impact as the project progresses.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Inclusion of mining and trading activities of Chinese migrants in Ghana in the labour migration policy of Ghana (Joseph Teye, University of Ghana)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact More policy discussions on Chinese migration to Ghana The labour migration situational analysis conducted by Joseph Teye who drafted the policy relies on the background research on the China-Ghana corridor to problematize mining activities of Chinese in the policy
 
Description Policy workshops on resettlement
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Changed attitudes through sharing research
 
Description MOU 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Institutional MoU co-design of new research project
Collaborator Contribution Institutional MoU co-design of new research project
Impact new grant awards embargoed.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership aruond South-South Migration and Health (Louis Herns Marcelin, INURED) 
Organisation University of Miami
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Parntership with Uni of Miami Global Health and Society Program to create additional proposals for submission to funders in the US; Develop internship programs for students.
Collaborator Contribution Conceptualization of the project
Impact Early beginning. No output yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 
Organisation National Autonomous University of Mexico
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution co-design of research
Collaborator Contribution co-design of research
Impact not available - news embargoed
Start Year 2019
 
Description How to improve data security and ethics when using big data, UCL Workshop on big data and migration, 3rd July 2019, London (Unwin T) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion on How to improve data security and ethics when using big data at the UCL Workshop on big data and migration, 3rd July 2019, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Musings of a migration researcher' blog by Heaven Crawley 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Personal blog written by Heaven Crawley entitled 'Musings of a migration researcher' which aims to engage a non-academic audience in some of the issues arising from the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://heavencrawley.com/
 
Description ACU piece on engagement with the MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article from the American University in Cairo on their involvement in the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://schools.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/cmrs/resaffl/Pages/InhouseResProj.aspx
 
Description African Perspectives conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Co-organised an event with Friends of Europe to showcase African perspectives on migration to Europe
This event entitled 'African perspectives: holding a mirror up to Europe's migration policies' specifically aimed to engaged policy makers and practitioners based in Brussels in the different perspectives on migration of those originating from and/or based in Africa, especially West Africa. The Hub Director contributed to the conceptualisation of the event and brought in speakers. Follow up discussions also held with Friends of Europe to ensure that these voices are front and centre of future events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.friendsofeurope.org/events/african-perspectives-holding-a-mirror-up-to-europes-to-migrat...
 
Description Ale School of Fine Arts, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Addis Ababa university engagement meetings (Dereje Feyissa Dori, PDC Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Exploratory contact is also made with the of Ale School of Fine Arts, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Addis Ababa university. Inspired by the innovative art exhibition organised by Gebre Kiristos Desta Cente with graduates of the Ale School of Fine Arts, the Ethiopian team is exploring the possibility of partnering with local artists), and have them travel to different locations and talk to people in all kinds of positions and migration experiences. That could help them capture the complex migration processes, and then present it in some form as an exhibition. This will also help in the policy communication section and bring a range of media attention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog piece by IOM on the launch of the MIDEQ Hub in Accra 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog piece written by Adrian Kitimbo at IOM on the launch of the Hub's work in Accra and the importance of focusing on South-South migration in the context of development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://weblog.iom.int/south-south-migration-hub-kicks-accra-ghana
 
Description Coventry University website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webpage on Coventry University site outlining the project and providing a summary so that those outside of academia are easily able to access information about the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2019/ukri-gcrf-south/
 
Description DSA panel on migration and inequality (Tanja Bastia, University of Manchester, Laura Hammond, SOAS and Anita Ghimire, Nepal Inst. Social and Environmental Research) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel discussion on migration and inequality, organised between Tanja Bastia, Laura Hammond and Anita Ghimire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.devstud.org.uk/conferences/2020/
 
Description De Carle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact De Carle Distinguished Fellowship - 20 public lectures on Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; South South Migration and Idioms of Distress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Digital technologies and migration: Reducing inequalities or creating new ones? TREO Talk, International Conference on Information Systems, 15th Dec 2019, Munich, Germany (Harindranath, G & Unwin T, ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 30 academics and PG students attended a session at the conference on social inclusion related research talks. There was a lot of interest in MIDEQ's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://github.com/mschermann/treoaticis2019
 
Description Digital technologies, migration and inequality, Copenhagen Business School-Royal Holloway School of Management Joint Workshop, (Harindranath G) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Digital technologies, migration and inequality at a joint workshop between Copenhagen Business School-Royal Holloway School of Management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Disseminating WP9 work to the wider community of researchers and practitioner (Royal Holloway University of London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A dedicated website at Royal Holloway's UNESCO Chair in ICT4D to disseminate the work of WP9-Digital technologies and inequality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ict4d.org.uk/technology-inequality-and-migration
 
Description ECAS 2019 Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Chaired a panel discussion at the European Conference on African Studies: Chaired a panel entitled 'Decolonising Africanist migration research?' at the invitation of Jesper Bjarnesen, The Nordic Africa Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ECAS 2019 Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participant on roundtable at the European Conference on African Studies: Member of a roundtable discussion entitled 'Turning Down the Heat: (Mis-) Representation of African Migration in the Media and the Role of Researchers'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ecasconference.org/2019/home
 
Description Engagement meetings with North-South Initiative, Malaysia (Yeoh Seng-Guan, Monash, Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Series of meetings between Monash and key stakeholder - the North-South Initiative -- to help us design and execute the MIDEQ research in Malaysia with regards to the Malaysia-Nepal migration corridor. The NSI is also key in getting the Malaysian team in contact with civil society groups involved with Nepali migrant workers etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European Development Days 2019 Lab Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lab Debate held as part of EDD entitled 'Maximising the benefits of South-South migration for development' chaired by Professor Heaven Crawley with contributions from Prof Joseph Teye (University of Ghana), Dr Katja Kujo (UNRISD) and Jason Gagnon (OECD)
Opportunity to engage a very informed development audience in the aims and objectives of the MIDEQ Hub leading to in-depth audience questions and discussion and a number of follow up opportunities and events, both at the EDD and beyond
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eudevdays.eu/past-editions#anchor-2027
 
Description Fredrich Ebert Foundation, Migration Competence Centre engagement meetings, Addis Ababa ( Dereje Feyissa Dori, Peace and Development Centre Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Initial contact made with the Fredrich Ebert Foundation in Addis Ababa and its Migration Competence Centre - the FMCC (Flight and Migration Competence Centre). FMCC was founded to coordinate and strategically align the work of the FES in the areas of flight and migration on the African continent. The aim is to improve the dialogue between Africa and Europe and to ensure an objective and fact-based discussion. FMCC is very keen to work with the Hub in generating and sharing knowledge about migration dynamics and in the design of appropriate policies in the nexus between migration and development. FMCC is also closely networked with the Addis Ababa Goethe Institute which it uses for the artistic representation of migration processes - also relevant for the Hub's intervention packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How to improve data security and ethics when using big data, UCL Workshop on big data and migration, 3rd July 2019, London (Unwin, T, ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact All day event at UCL, London on bid data and migration attended by around 30 academics and PG students. The audience were keen to find out about MIDEQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges/events/2019/jul/workshop-can-big-data-help-migration-research
 
Description International Forum on Migration Statistics - How can statistics better reflect migration realities in Africa? (Jason Gagnon, OECD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jason Gagnon presented at the International Forum on MIgration Statistics with a talk on - How can statistics better reflect migration realities in Africa?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://gmdac.iom.int/iom-oecd-undesa-organise-second-international-forum-migration-statistics
 
Description Item about MIDEQ Hub on News Ghana website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News item in Ghanaian press on the work of the MIDEQ Hub and the University of Ghana's involvement through Professor Joseph Teye's role as Co-Director
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newsghana.com.gh/migration-study-centre-gets-opportunity-to-participate-in-global-resear...
 
Description Lab Panel on south-south migration, inequality and development - European Development Day (Joseph Teye, University of Ghana) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The engagement activity was a lab panel organised by MIDEQ consortium members to discuss the ways in which South-South migration help to address developmental inequalities. About 100 attendants of the EDD participated in our lab presentation and discussion. Four members of the consortium presented on different issues related to south-south migration, inequality and development and there was a general discussion on the issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MIASA Conference Panel on 'Decolonising migration research' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Heaven Crawley chaired a panel discussion at the MIASA conference entitled 'Migration, Mobility and Forced Displacement' held at the University of Ghana, Accra as part of the MIASA Interdisciplinary Fellowship Programme (IFG)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ug.edu.gh/mias-africa/content/follow-conference-migration-mobility-and-forced-displaceme...
 
Description MIASA Fellowship for Heaven Crawley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Heaven Crawley spent one month in Accra as part of the first International Fellowship Group of the MIASA programme where she engaged fellow academics and postgraduates in the work of the Hub generating considerable engagement with the project's work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ug.edu.gh/mias-africa/interdisciplinary-fellow-group-%E2%80%98migration-mobility-and-for...
 
Description MIASA Public Lecture by Heaven Crawley at the Universty of Ghana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Public lecture at the University of Ghana, Accra as part of the MIASA programme entitled 'Europe's war': African migration and the politics of representation in European policy making. Active particpation of around 40 postgraduate and undergraduate students, and a lot of interest in the work of the Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ug.edu.gh/mias-africa/content/ifg-1-public-lecture-series-%E2%80%98europe%E2%80%99s-war%...
 
Description MIDEQ ASEAN region Stakeholder Engagement workshop (Philippines, February 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A meeting with stakeholders in the Philippines to explore issues related to South-South migration in the ASEAN region
Around 20 stakeholders from different backgrounds (government, third sector and international organisations, migration-led organisations) attended a stakeholder meeting to explain the Hub's strructure and objectives and identify opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The MIDEQ website was commissioned by ODI, the Hub's communications delivery partner and built by DEV with content supplied by the PI and Co-Is. The website was launched in September 2019. It is intended to be the main 'go to' place for information about the Hub's work including Co-Is and their research teams, corridors, thematic areas and project partners as well as publications and resources produced by the Hub over time (blogs, policy papers, working papers, substantive research reports). As such it is a key mechanism for engaging audiences outside of academia in the Hub's work. Importantly the website is available in languages other than English (French, Arabic and Portuguese currently). It has also been designed to ensure functionality in low bandwidth areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.mideq.org
 
Description Making South-South Migration work for Development - Perspective and initiatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America, Quito (Jason Gagnon, OECD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Global Forum on migration and development - Jason Gagnon presented at this global forum sparking debate around the role that south-south migration can play in development and the initiatives of the South-South Migration Inequality and Development Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gfmd.org/making-south-south-migration-work-development-perspectives-and-initiatives-afri...
 
Description Malaysia-Nepal Migration Corridor Advisory Board 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact First convening of the Malaysia-Nepal Migration corridor advisory board. Session to bring together key stakeholders from across the Malaysian and Nepalese migration sector. This is a formal advisory board that will input into the migration research work taking place across Malaysia and Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Manchester University and the MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release from the University of Manchester outlining their involvement in the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/about/news/headline-711374-en.htm
 
Description Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Over 20 media recordings broadcasts and authored articles in broadsheet press from PI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scottish Parliament Panel on borders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between Hub Director and ILO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Andrew Allieu to explore opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between Hub Director and IOM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Katy Barwise, Migration and Development Programme Manager, IOM Regional Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between MIDEQ Hub Director and DEVCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with members of DG DEVCO (European Commission) including Erwan Marteil (Team Leader) and Anna Schmidt (Planning and Programmes Officer) to explore opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between the Hub Director and Friends of Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Amanda Rohde to discuss opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migration and Development, OECD, Paris 2019 (Louis Herns Marcelin, Anita Ghimire, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Jason Gagnon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Aim: Introduce MIDEQ to Policymakers at OECD in Paris
About 25 policymakers and diplomats participated in a policy briefing at the OECD Headquarter in Paris. INURED introduced the objectives and methodology of MIDEQ in the Haiti-Brazil corridor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Multi-Disciplinary Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented MIDEQ Hub at event organised by SOAD and ICRC to engage stakeholders in the Horn of Africa at the following session:
'Multi-disciplinary Symposium Migration and Displacement: Roots of Vulnerability, Roads to Solutions' organised by SOAS and ICRC which provided an opportunity to engage a regional audience in the work of the Hub and meet with partners working in Ethiopia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://regionaldss.org/index.php/event/durable-solutions-technical-training-civil-society-organizat...
 
Description News item in Ghanaian press on MIDEQ Hub inception event in Accra 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News item in Ghanaian press on MIDEQ Hub inception event in Accra generating further local and national interest in the work of the Hub in Ghana
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://dailyguidenetwork.com/cms-undertakes-global-migration-research-2/
 
Description ODI webpage on MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webpage outlining ODI's work with the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.odi.org/projects/2925-ukri-gcrf-south-south-migration-inequality-and-development-hub-mid...
 
Description Panel discussion. How to improve data security and ethics when using big data, UCL Workshop on big data and migration, 3rd July 2019, London (Unwin, T,) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact All day event at UCL, London on bid data and migration attended by around 30 academics and PG students. The audience were keen to find out about MIDEQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges/events/2019/jul/workshop-can-big-data-help-migration-research
 
Description Participation in Challenge-led Research Fair (Royal Holloway University London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 20 academics, PG students and external visitors attended the fair which showcased GCRF and other challenge-led research projects at Royal Holloway. Attendees were interested to hear about MIDEQ and WP9-Digital technologies and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/staff/news-events/event-articles/challenge-based-research-fair....
 
Description Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development (Dr. Jessica Hagen Zanker, ODI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jessica Hagen-Zanker contributed to a panel on youth migration based on some early findings from her work package on Migrant perceptions, knowledge and decision-making, which was well received, sparking discussion and questions and follow-up conversation and email exchanges afterwards, with policy makers, including a number of ambassadors who were very interested in my work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Press release from CSS Jordan on initial Hub meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release engaging audiences outside academia in the early work of the MIDEQ Hub in the Egypt-Jordan corrdior
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://jcss.org/ShowNews.aspx?NewsId=730
 
Description Press release from Royal Holloway on their role in the MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release from Royal Holloway outlining their role in the MIDEQ Hub's work and potentially generating interest in the project beyond academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/news/royal-holloway-joins-20m-research-hub-on-south-south-m...
 
Description Press release from University of Jordan on involvement in MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release outlinin the University of Jordan's role in the MIDEQ Hub and promoting the project more generally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://jcss.org/ShowNews.aspx?NewsId=706
 
Description SOAS involvement in MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release from SOAS highlighting their role in the MIDEQ Hub and generating interest in the project outside of academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem138461.html
 
Description SOLAS, Refugee Cycle, Refugee Walks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact outreach events using research and arts outputs with refugee groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description South-South Migration, Migration and Development, Conceptualization 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation of MIDEQ to students and faculty ((about 60 participants)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Technology, Inequality and Migration (TIM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog run by Professor Tim Unwin reporting on the work of the UNESCO Chair and Professor Hari Harinadrath leading work on the interface between technology, inequality and migration that they are leading for the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ict4d.org.uk/technology-inequality-and-migration/
 
Description UNRISD webpage on MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Page outlining the MIDEQ Hub's work on the UNRISD website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.unrisd.org/unrisd/website/projects.nsf/(httpProjects)/A89AD45E754BB854C12583AE002D16DA?Op...
 
Description UNU-Merit Research Seminar (Jessica Hagen-Zanker, ODI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented an early draft of my MIDEQ working paper to academics and students at Maastricht University - answered questions and had some follow on conversations. I subsequently revised the paper drawing on the feedback I received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.merit.unu.edu/events/event-abstract/?id=1905
 
Description UVT article on their involvement with the MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online article outlining UCT's involvement with the Hub and the important of looking at issues of migration and inequality from the perspective of teh Global South
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za/news/uct-involvement-world%E2%80%99s-largest-migration-project
 
Description University of Glasgow press release on involvement in MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release outlining the contribution of the Glasgow team to the work of the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/archiveofnews/2019/january/headline_630609_en.html
 
Description Wachemo University engagement meetings - Southern Ethiopia ( Dereje Feyissa Dori, Peace and Development Centre, Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During a scoping visit to the main study site, the Ethiopian team has explored the possibility of forging partnership with a local University - Wachemo University - in Southern Ethiopia where most of Ethiopian migrants in South Africa come from. The University is keen to partner with the Hub, including taking the lead in the design, conduct and analysis of the Hub household survey (it has prior experience in survey work). The University has also showed interest for a possible support by Hub in its efforts to establish a Centre for Migration Studies which has been floated as an idea for quite some time. MIDEQ could as well integrate this local initiative as part of its intervention packages and local capacity building intervention through the flexible funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description keynotes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20 public lectures and keynotes given by Pi which drew on the research from all three associated projects, from conceptualisation to findings and deliverables.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020