GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub

Lead Research Organisation: Coventry University
Department Name: Ctr 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.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Heaven Crawley (Principal Investigator)
Tanja Bastia (Co-Investigator)
Ana Claudia Duarte Rocha Marques (Co-Investigator)
Kavita Datta (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6114-920X
Katharine Jones (Co-Investigator)
Bonayi Hubert DABIRE (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9837-6337
Oliver Bakewell (Co-Investigator)
Zaid Eyadat (Co-Investigator)
Jixia LU (Co-Investigator)
Musa Shteiwi (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0425-3024
Tim Unwin (Co-Investigator)
Jailson Souza Silva (Co-Investigator)
Nicola Piper (Co-Investigator)
Dereje Feyissa Dori (Co-Investigator)
Eliana Sousa Silva (Co-Investigator)
Tanya Zack (Co-Investigator)
Louis Herns Marcelin (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9238-9695
KANDO AMEDEE SOUMAHORO (Co-Investigator)
Nassim MAJIDI (Co-Investigator)
Cathy Zimmerman (Co-Investigator)
Ana Marques (Co-Investigator)
Loren Landau (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0198-4748
Handerson Joseph (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8634-9435
Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker (Co-Investigator)
G. 'Hari' Harindranath (Co-Investigator)
Alison Phipps (Co-Investigator)
Seng-Guan Yeoh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2072-7392
Anita Ghimire (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Gelb (Co-Investigator)
Ibrahim Awad (Co-Investigator)
Laura Hammond (Co-Investigator)
Joseph Kofi Teye (Co-Investigator)
Tawona Sithole (Researcher)
Gameli Tordzro (Researcher)
Heidi Stöckl (Researcher)
Naa Densua Tordzro (Researcher)
Ligia Kiss (Researcher)
 
Title Animated map of the Hub proposal 
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 Choral 
Description Choral group formed by Haitian migrants living in Rio de Janeiro. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The migrant community has a moment of meeting and practicing their own culture. The non-migrant community has the opportunity to get to know the culture of Haiti and change the narrative about a country that is mostly known for a negative image. 
 
Title Colouring Outside the Lines - Virtual Exhibition 
Description The first UNESCO RILA virtual art exhibition launched on 23 April 2021 and showcases over 70 pieces from all 23 members of the our Affiliate Artist Network. Since 2017, this network has brought together global artists, who work with and reflect on the role Arts and Languages play in bringing people together and strengthening social cohesion. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact It has developed networks of artists working in human migration and led to further collaboration. 
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/events/colouringoutsidethelines/
 
Title Covid Chronicles 
Description The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by individuals and families all over the world. For migrant communities, the emotional and financial strains it left were acutely felt due to the vulnerability of those left behind, and the stresses and frustrations of the migrants themselves. In this comic and animation, we have worked directly with interviews conducted by the MIDEQ research teams in Nepal and Malaysia and adapted their findings into a story about a Nepalese wife, Aasha, whose husband migrates to Malaysia for work, just before COVID-19 struck. By positioning the story from the point of view of Aasha, looking after her two young children and her elderly parents in-law in rural Nepal, we explore an often overlooked story of a wife and mother at home after her husband migrates. Doing so illustrates the emotional and financial challenges migrant families face, amplified through the pandemic. Working in close collaboration with the MIDEQ Nepal and Malaysia teams, we commissioned Nepalese artist, Neeti Shrestha, to illustrate the comic. Neeti beautifully illustrated every scene and due to her intimate knowledge of Nepal, she managed to weave in cultural nuance in every scene, from clothes to food and even body language. We relied on field photographs and journalism to gather reference images for the mostly unseen experience of migrant workers in Malaysia. Neeti skillfully imagined the lived experiences of factory work and dormitory living conditions. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact We plan for this to be the first of a trilogy of Covid Chronicles that highlight the effects of the pandemic across other MIDEQ corridors and give a voice to some untold stories that communities have faced throughout the pandemic. 
URL https://positivenegatives.org/story/mideq-2/covid-chronicles/
 
Title Dami, Mini Kuraa Ji Dami? (Justice, What is Justice) 
Description Based on the outcomes of the WP8/WP11 impact intervention, a co-devised artistic piece 'Dami, Mini Kuraa Ji Dami?' was produced and presented in the community theatre of the Noyam African Dance Institute in Dodowa in January 2023. The piece involved dance, music and textile. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact Country team representatives from South Africa and Burkina Faso participated in the activities leading up to the final performance. The idea was to familiarize them with the artistic research methods and processes in for replication in the respective corridors. The WP8 researchers worked hand in hand with WP11 researchers to transform research data on Access to Justice into artistic language and representational forms in order to extend the reach and create access to academic research for the public in the local community. The performance took place on 2 consecutive evenings with an audience of around 150 people. 
 
Title Decolonising African costume and textile - naming, symbols and meaning in the Ghanaian context 
Description The virtual exhibit is based on practice led research over several years culminating in MIDEQ Researcher Naa Densua's work in WP11 and with textiles in the Ghana-China, Malaysia-Nepal corridors, as well as for the UNESCO Chair at University of Glasgow. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The exhibit is used as a way to discuss how textiles travel with people and to people, the histories of wax prints in Ghana and how fashion trends create a shared culture that cuts across ethnic boundaries and taste, a constant mix of cultures. 
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/decolonising-african-costume-and-textile-naming-symbol...
 
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. The focus is on the foods and recipes that connect people regardless of race, nationality or language. 
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 Gifts are in the Feet - Poem 
Description Poem reading by MIDEQ Co-Director Alison Phipps and researcher Tawona Sitholé - "Gift of Feet" 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The poem was recorded to accompany the book "Mapping Faith: Theologies of Migration and Community", edited by Lia Shimada, published by Jessica Kingsley. 
URL https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfkhhzmOmTey2QBJzcEgOjg6MrUBfK-zH
 
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 Muster Station 
Description Playwright and part of the creative directorship TS fed in emerging knowledge from MIDEQ to development and production process. E.g. Themes of migration, language, bordering, and separation. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Performance and residency at Edinburgh International Festival Press Website Cultural; Societal; Economic 
URL https://gridiron.org.uk/portfolio-item/muster-station-leith/
 
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 Performance of 'Dami, Mini Kuraa Ji Dami?' at MIDEQ Research Symposium (Ghana) 
Description Based on the outcomes of the WP8/WP11 impact intervention, a co-devised artistic piece 'Dami, Mini Kuraa Ji Dami?' was performed at the Centre for Migration Styudies, University of Ghana at the close of the first day of the MIDEQ Research Symposium. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact Good engagement from audience with subsequent discussions of how to reproduce in other MIDEQ countries. The performance was filmed and will be edited into a documentary exploring the role of the creative arts as a method for engaging different communities in the challenges associated withSouth-South migration. 
 
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 The Story of Migration 
Description Seven minute animation telling the story of migration and its power dynamics 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Over 100,000 people viewed the animation online. Currently translated in 6 languages with 2 more in the pipeline. Used to promote the work of MIDEQ. Used in schools as discussion points with teachers and students. Used in conferences 
URL https://positivenegatives.org/story/mideq/
 
Title The artist and the professor, the mother and the wife: reflections on migration, resilience and hope in times of crisis 
Description An artistic collaboration between Laura Nyahuye (Maokwo Arts) and Heaven Crawley (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University), respectively an artist and a professor based in Coventry, UK. Whilst theymight appear to have little in common, the COVID-19 lockdown has provided an opportunity to draw together their personal and professional experiences in order to reflect on issues of migration, resilience and hope in times of crisis. Individually and through conversations with each another by email, WhatsApp and Zoom, Laura and Heaven took the opportunity provided by the lockdown to explore their shared experiences as women, wives, (grand)mothers and survivors of hardship and domestic violence, producing a series of creative outputs (prose, drawings, body adornment, photography, video) which explore the ways in which personal and societal expectations of gendered and racialized roles and responsibilities have shaped theirlives. By sharing their experiences - often in very frank and explicit ways - the online exhibition highlights the ways in which, as women, can come together to push against the categories that limit individual and collective possibilities for change. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Online exhibition with multiple visual and oral outputs that has been incorporated into the Coventry Creates exhibition as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021. Ongoing collaboration between Heaven and Laura exploring the themes identified in the project 
URL https://theartistandtheprof.art.blog/
 
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 The past 12 months have seen a significant increase in the delivery of MIDEQ objectives, as reflected in the extensive and growing list of publications emerging from the project and extensive programme of engagement and impact activities. This has been made possible by the decision to focus the allocation of resources to the Global South when news of the GCRF funding cuts was received, which enable data collection and analysis to continue, albeit with a reduction in the size of the household/migrant survey.

As anticipated, the Research Symposium which was held in Nepal in September 2022 provided an important opportunity to explore the findings of the research both within and between the corridors. This meeting was the first opportunity that researchers had to come together to discuss the project's findings in three years. A Regional Conference held in Ghana in March 2023 deepened understanding of the findings within the African context, with presentations of the findings from the five African research teams (Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, South Africa and Ethiopia) and China to a large audience of academics, policy makers and practitioners.

Bearing in mind the very significant contextual differences between MIDEQ's countries and corridors, the key findings of our work to date are as follows:

1. It is clear that structural inequalities shape migration patterns and processes as well as the potential for South-South migration to contribute to development and delivery of the SDGs. These inequalities are associated with both historical processes which position countries of the Global South in a relatively less powerful position via-a-vis the Global North in terms of resources and political power, and contemporary processes which embed Global South countries in unequal systems of production and distribution. The findings of research from Ghana, for example, shows that income inequality between China and Ghana is a driving force of migration between the two countries;

2. Intersectional inequalities associated with gender, race, nationality, class and age (among other variables) shape migration processes and outcomes even within the contexts of these structural inequalities. Migration can reduce inequalities through the redistribution of resources at the household level, seen clearly for example in the findings from Haiti and Burkina Faso, but it can also increase them. In Ethiopia, for example, there is evidence of increased inequalities as a result of significant resource transfer to migrant households, and changing patterns of work, social organisation and investment;

3. Across virtually all contexts, the COVID-19 pandemic amplified and deepened existing inequalities, including those associated with migration. Malaysia, for example, is a country which is heavily dependent on the labour of both documented and undocumented workers. It produces two-thirds of disposable rubber gloves worldwide, largely using migrant labour from Nepal and Bangladesh. Whilst the companies producing disposable gloves thrived during the pandemic, migrant workers did not. MIDEQ researchers found that governments seeking to secure PPE for their frontline healthcare workers have chosen to overlook concerns about the appalling conditions experienced by many of these workers due to increased demand. Meanwhile, the Malaysian government chose to blame migrants for the pandemic and used it as a pretext for arbitrary detention and deportation;

4. It is important that migration is not approached as being separate or distinct from broader processes of socio-economic and political development and transformation. This has implication for the academic study of migration and also for policy making processes at the national, regional and global levels. A whole-of-government approach to migration policy making, which includes policies related to the labour market, rural development, urbanization and social protection (among others) is needed to harness the benefits of migration;

5. Migration is not just an economic process but is associated with the two-way transfer of knowledge, skills, language, culture, food, spirituality and other less tangible and understood resources and outcomes. These resources and processes, accessible only to those working and living in the contexts where migration takes place, need to be moved into the centre of our understanding of migration in the Global South;

6. The importance of access to rights, justice and documentation is a key theme across all receiving countries, as is the need to build solidarity between marginalized groups and communities who experience different forms of social injustice. If governments want to harness the benefits of migration for development processes, then providing access to justice, and in particular documentation for migrants and their families, including children born in destination countries, is a key policy priority;

7. Political, media and policy narratives are critical in shaping both the experiences of migrants and outcomes of migratory processes. Negative migration narratives, which have become a feature of countries in the Global South as well as the Global North limit the potential for South-South migration to contribute to development;

8. Methodologically, the findings of MIDEQ's research highlight the importance of flexible participatory approaches in times of pandemic, especially when working with populations and context rendered fragile by violence and political instability. MIDEQ's work also highlights the importance of the creative arts, not only as a means of communicating research findings but as a way of working with communities in order to understand migration processes and outcomes from a human perspective.
Exploitation Route Since our previous submission, the reach and impact MIDEQ's work both within and outside academia has grown rapidly, facilitated by a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of how change happens based on the collective development of the Hub's Theory of Change (ToC). Our thinking in relation to the MIDEQ Hub's Pathways to Impact has evolved significantly since the proposal was first submitted and three main pathways have emerged through which MIDEQ's work might be taken forward and put to use by others, namely: 1) a pathway on contributing to knowledge production and academic capacity, particularly in the context of the Global South; 2) a pathway on making recommendations and supporting initiatives to improve the lives of migrants, their families and communities; and 3) a pathway on contributing to more nuanced and humanised narratives on migration. These pathways are not silos, but rather are mutually reinforcing and interconnected. They are also increasingly ambitious, so that pathway 1) lies more within MIDEQ's sphere of influence than pathways 2) and 3) with differential timescales that reflect this. Ensuring that the findings of the MIDEQ Hub are taken forward and put to use by others depends in part on socio-economic and political factors beyond on the Hub's control: the relationship between research and impact is rarely linear. Nonetheless we can clearly see that the decision to invest all of the Hub's resources in the research institutions in the Global South has placed in a position where we have excellent data and research relationships. The use of a wide range of different communication methods and tools (including blogs, policy reports, working papers, animation, performance and the visual arts) to engage different audiences has extended the project's reach and engagement with its findings. In addition, embedding multilingual working into the heart and soul of the Hub's work has been critical to ensuring that the findings of the work can be understood, taken forward and put to use by others. The MIDEQ website is in four languages and members of the team are encouraged to communicate and write in multiple languages as appropriate to the contexts in which they are working.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Other

URL http://www.mideq.org
 
Description MIDEQ's impact and engagement work is framed by our Theory of Change, which sets out three impact pathways around which engagement activities are organised: building academic capacity in the Global South; improving the lives of migrants and their families; and changing narratives. At this stage in the project, we are seeing extensive engagement with policy makers, international organisations, NGOs and community organisations around these pathways and increasing take up of the research findings in policy and practice. Members of the MIDEQ Hub have numerous partners with whom they are working to ensure that the findings of the research are taken forward and put to use by others. This includes our formal partnerships with international organisations such as IOM, ILO, OECD, OHCHR, UNRISD and UNU-CPR, as well as a myriad of less formal partnerships and working relationships with local, national and regional organisations in the countries in which we are working, many of which are developing as the project progresses. The development of more than 30 impact interventions support by the flexible funding allocation, which was reinstated when funding was restored, has been a crucial mechanism for strengthening relationships with local partners and securing impacts. Some examples are provided below: • In Haiti, the results of INURED's research are being circulated among policy makers and shared with multilateral agencies with the aim of influencing policy decisions that affect the vulnerable populations in that country. In addition, partnerships are created with local civil society actors to boost advocacy for the vulnerable families; • In Ghana, MIDEQ researchers are working closely with policy makers and public officials involved in migration policy and practice, including through training programmes for security staff and immigration officials; • In South Africa, MIDEQ researchers are working closely with Ethiopian communities in the Western and Eastern Cape as well as UN agencies and NGOs to address the issues facing children born in South Africa in securing documentation in order to access education and other services; • In Brazil, MIDEQ researchers are supporting the process of community mobilisation with Haitian migrants for whom access to rights and justice remain elusive due to deep seated racial inequalities; • In Nepal, MIDEQ researchers are working with IOM and local partners to provide pre-departure orientation training to women in migrant households, for whom the consequences of migration are often neglected. At the global level, members of the MIDEQ Hub are working closely with the project's international partners to ensure that the findings of the research feed into policy discussions and dialogues, for example, through the OECD Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development and UN Network on Migration. MIDEQ organised an official side event at the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) in new York (May 2022) which took stock of progress in the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration. Others are working with the European Commission, Praxis, UNESCO Art Lab and/or are represented on various guideline drafting committees and project Advisory Boards (see report for details of the engagement activities and their outcomes). We now have a regular Migration Policy Roundtable Series organised in partnership with UNU-CPR at which the findings of MIDEQ's research are showcased to an international audience which includes a range of UN agencies and Member States. In countries where our partners are directly involved in the development of national migration and national labour migration policies and programmes, MIDEQ's work has increased understanding of how to incorporate inequalities and developmental issues associated with South-South migration into policy. For example, inequalities associated with South-South Migration are now included in the National Labour Migration Policy of Ghana which was drafted by MIDEQ's Co-Director Professor Joseph Teye and approved by the Ghanaian government. Migration-related inequalities are also addressed in the draft national migration policies of Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia with input from MIDEQ's researchers in Ghana. Dr Katharine Jones who leads the Hub's thematic work on intermediaries organised a global IOM conference for member states on the topic of ethical recruitment. The event brought together senior policymakers, leading experts and practitioners from ministries of Labour, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, supported by experts from international and regional organizations, including the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), International Labour Organization (ILO) and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Dr Jones drafted the resulting Montreal Recommendations based on negotiated agreement at the two-day event. This led directly to formation of the IOM Policy Network on Ethical Recruitment. The new Global Policy Network on Recruitment will address shortcomings in regulation and enforcement that can exacerbate vulnerabilities and lead to gaps in the protection of migrant workers.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description "Rio de Janeiro: immigrant-friendly city" and "Maricá: immigrant-friendly city
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Artlab Working group: The imperative of cultural justice: arts for inclusion, equity and human rights"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000375117
 
Description Author of IOM global recommendations to states on ethical recruitment (Katharine Jones)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Katharine Jones organised a global conference for IOM 173 member states on the topic of ethical recruitment. " With the aim of improving the inter-jurisdictional regulation of international labour recruitment, 100 regulators from more than 30 countries gathered at the Global Conference on the Regulation of International Recruitment, in Montreal, Canada. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) co-hosted this conference in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Gouvernement du Québec, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the United States. The event brought together senior policymakers, leading experts and practitioners from ministries of Labour, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, supported by experts from international and regional organizations, including IOM, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Through two days of presentations, round-table discussions and break-out sessions, participants articulated recommendations to improve the regulation of international recruitment in nine principal areas (migrant welfare/ recruitment fees /protecting migrant workers/ Registration and licensing/ ratings rewards and rankings in regulatory systems / grievance mechanisms and access to justice/ bilateral and multilateral mechanisms). Participants included head of labour ministries immigration ministries and enforcement agencies. Katharine drafted the resulting Montreal Recommendations based on negotiated agreement at the two day event. This has led directly to the IOM Policy Network on Ethical Recruitment formation - The new Global Policy Network on Recruitment will address shortcomings in regulation and enforcement that can exacerbate vulnerabilities and lead to gaps in the protection of migrant workers. It will bring together policy makers, regulators, and practitioners from around the world to collectively identify solutions, highlight promising practices and address complex challenges. The Policy Network was launched by the IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino.
URL https://www.iom.int/news/iom-launches-global-policy-network-promote-ethical-recruitment
 
Description Chair Person of Inter Ministerial Steering Committee for the establishment of a Ghana National Commission on Migration
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chairperson, Inter Ministerial Committee on Implementing a National Migration Commission
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Chairperson, National Technical Committee for the establishment of National Migration Commission for Ghana /Implementation of National Migration Policy
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Contribution to World Bank and FCDO funded EdTech Hub report on Education for the Most Marginalised post-COVID-19
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Participation of staff from our WP in the Educational for the Most Marginalised report ensured that this included appropriate and relevant materials related to migrants in general as well as refugees more specifically (as in the Giodance Note on refugees). Without this participation, it is unlikely that the report would have addressed these issues
 
Description Development of National Labour Migration Policy for Malawi
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Policy provides guidelines for harnessing benefits of labour migration for Development in Malawi
 
Description Development of the migration profile of Burkina Faso
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Diaspora engagement policy of Ghana
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Policy proposals on how to leverage remittances for development are already being implemented
 
Description English Curriculum development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Equalities Steering Group, National Galleries of Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Evaluation of population policy in Burkina Faso
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Feedback on migration sections in UNRISD flagship report 2022 on 'Crises of Inequality'
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://cdn.unrisd.org/assets/library/reports/2022/full-report-crises-of-inequality-2022.pdf
 
Description Feedback on reintegration toolkit as country expert to Samuel Hall's work on building rural reintegration toolkit for migrants
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description For ILO : developing Ethical Guidelines for research on forced labour
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact These Expert Group Discussions were composed of specialist qualitative researchers, statisticians and service providers working with victims of forced labour and trafficking to draw from their experiences, key insights, needs and challenges in terms of conducting safe and ethical research with vulnerable groups.
 
Description G. Harindranath, T Unwin, M R Lorini - Digital Technologies, Inequality, and Development in the context of South-South Migration
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact We organised a thematic discussion at the (UN) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS 2022) (online) on 29th April 2022. WSIS is the largest international gathering of the ICT4D (ICT for development) community involving policy makers, ICT4D practitioners and academia. The forum's focus is on engaging with policy, research and practice on the use of digital aligned with WSIS action lines and SDGs. Our thematic forum brought together representatives from policy, academia and practice including migrant advocacy organisations, international agencies and civil society groups to identify pathways for the safe use of digital technologies to address inequalities faced by migrants and their family members. Participating organsiations included ILO, ICRC, IOM and migrant advocacy group, Migrant Forum in Asia
URL https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2022/Agenda/Session/240
 
Description Gang Violence and Return Migration
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Heritage for Global Challenges. A Research Report by PRAXIS: Arts and Humanities for Global Development.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2021/02/Heritage-for-Global-Challe...
 
Description Inclusion of mining and trading activities of Chinese migrants and other global south migrants into the policy
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Facilitaed the finalisation of the National Migration Policy for Botswana
 
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 Contribution to a national consultation/review
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 Incorporation of issues on south-south migration and inequalities into development plans of ministries and district assemblies
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact The 2021 annual development working plans for ministries and agencies have addressed a number of issues on migration, as a result of the development of a toolkit and training organised for planners on migration and development
 
Description Invited to participate in House of Lords Web Conference for World Refugee Day
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Lords web conference: Refugees and migrants
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.oscepa.org/en/news-a-media/press-releases/2021/resettlement-and-assisted-voluntary-retur...
 
Description Member of International Union for the Scientific study of population IUSSP) Advisory Panel on International Migration
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
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 RSE response to Government reform of the asylum system
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://rse.org.uk/expert-advice/advice-paper/uk-asylum-system-proposed-reforms/
 
Description Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, Asia Pacific (OHCHR)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/asia-pacific-regional-review-implementation-globa...
 
Description Review of the EAC Common Market Protocol and IGAD's Free Movement Protocol
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Reviewed and made recommendations on optimising labour migration within Regional Economic Communities in the East and Horn of Africa region
 
Description Social Science Research Council
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact Improved gender representation in the award of grants
 
Description The Global Compact for Migration - European Regional Review - UK submission
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Training of practitioners and policy makers in Ghana
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description integrate some lessons learnt from the Chinese diaspora engagement with their home countries
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Drafted the National Academic Program
 
Description AMIF: New Scots Integration Strategy towards an exemplar of international best practice
Amount £4,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description Academic Scholarship
Amount ¥4,000 (CNY)
Organisation China Agricultural University (CAU) 
Sector Academic/University
Country China
Start 11/2020 
End 11/2020
 
Description CUSP
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
 
Description Coventry Creates
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Warwick 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 09/2020
 
Description Irish Aid (ODI, Stephen Gelb)
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Ireland 
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2024
 
Description Migration and Translocality in West Africa
Amount € 1,900,000 (EUR)
Organisation West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use 
Sector Public
Country Burkina Faso
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2024
 
Description National Natural Science Foundation of China
Amount ¥300,000 (CNY)
Organisation National Natural Science Foundation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 06/2022 
End 06/2025
 
Description Research Grant from EU Horizons 2020
Amount € 2,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description Royal Holloway-Internal GCRF Funding - Global Visitors Scheme
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Holloway, University of London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description SOAS has provided 10% of the researcher salary (Giulia Casentini) during funding cuts
Amount £3,800 (GBP)
Organisation School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Southern African Migration Management
Amount $89,000 (USD)
Organisation International Organization for Migration 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Switzerland
Start 05/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Description UNESCO Chair In Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (Phase 2)
Amount £1,250,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2024
 
Description University of Cape Town COVID-19 support
Amount R1,700,000 (ZAR)
Organisation University of Cape Town 
Sector Academic/University
Country South Africa
Start 04/2021 
End 02/2022
 
Description Arnold Bergstraesser Institut 
Organisation Arnold Bergstraesser Institute
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Worked with Arnold Bergstraesser Institut (ABI), specifically Dr Franzesca Zanker and Dilshad Muhammad on a working paper and presented the paper at a conference panel. We also contributed to making a video explaining the findings from the working paper. The paper, and subsequent work, is part of ABI's project Pandemic (im) mobility: COVID-19 and Migrant Communities in the Global South. The project explores migrants communities in Mexico, Nepal, Qatar and Zimbabwe.
Collaborator Contribution Acquired funding to support the creation of the working paper, conference panel and the video. Also did ABI worked on the collaboration and management work
Impact Working paper, video and conference panel
Start Year 2020
 
Description Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Summer School 2020 
Organisation Association of Commonwealth Universities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The 2020 ACU Summer School entitled 'The Migration generation? Climate, youth and refugees' was due to be held at the University of Cape Coast in July 2020 but moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Heaven Crawley contributed to the development of the course content, took part in teh shortlisting and selection process for participants from across the Commonwealth and delivered one of the opening lectures with Professor Mariama Awumbila (University of Ghana) and Nnamdi Iwuora (IOM) on 'Who is migrating...and why?'. She also chaired the discussion that followed.
Collaborator Contribution The ACU Summer School provides a forum for students from every corner of the Commonwealth to discuss multidisciplinary issues of global importance. Established in 2011, a key element of the School is its aim to mix local and regional students with their peers who may have not had the opportunity to leave their own regions. The School is hosted in a different country each year. In previous years, it has been held in Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Rwanda and the United Kingdom. In past years, themes have spanned public health, building sustainable communities, big data, global food security and more. This online event was organised by ACU as part of their programme.
Impact Successful delivery of the ACU Summer School in an online format with more than 60 participants from across the Commonwealth.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CUSP 
Organisation Racines
Country Morocco 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Grant collaborator
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual and artistic development
Impact N/A
Start Year 2019
 
Description CUSP - NOYAM African Dance Institute 
Organisation Noyam African Dance Institute
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research collaborator, safeguarding training, access to resources.
Collaborator Contribution Artistic and intellectual development. Expertise contributed to designing strand 2 of research.
Impact TBC
Start Year 2020
 
Description CUSP - University of Ghana 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant collaborator, held safeguarding training, access to resources.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise contributed to designing strand 2 of research. Made intellectual input by conducting original research. Contributed to an upcoming literature review.
Impact TBC
Start Year 2020
 
Description Chipow 
Organisation CHIPAWO
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution impact work on multilingual theatre and deaf sign language theatre Tourism drama co-design of new grant application
Collaborator Contribution impact work on multilingual theatre and deaf sign language theatre Tourism drama co-design of new grant application
Impact Performance of several plays at Theatre Fest Harare New grant application
Start Year 2019
 
Description Dami; Mini Kuraa Ji Dami? 
Organisation Noyam African Dance Institute
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Based on the outcomes of the A2J/WP11 flexible funding and project week-long research and development/setup in May, a co-devised artistic piece 'Dami, Mini Kuraa Ji Dami?' was produced and presented in the community theatre of the Noyam African Dance Institute in Dodowa. The work was led by Gameli Tordzro and Naa Densua Tordzro, with Heaven Crawley and Caroline Nalule. Participating from the MIDEQ Hub were country team representatives from South Africa and Burkina Faso. . Their interest was to familiarise with the artistic research methods and processes in for replication in the respective corridors. The A2J researchers worked hand in hand with WP11 researchers to transform Research data on Access to Justice into artistic language and representational forms in order to extend the reach and create access to academic research for the public in the local community.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the Noyam African Dance Institute in Dodowa actively participated in the project to create a new performance which was publicly presented on two separate occasions.The artistic process and methodologies incorporate employability skills training and development, creative production of tangible outputs and the reflection on lived experiences and the idea of local understanding of justice and injustices. The reflection takes into consideration opportunities that exists within multiple traditional languages to contextualising understanding, practices that can lead to improving access to justice. Additionally, the process utilised opportunities to change participants mindsets on how they can effect change within their communities with the new understanding of access to justice using their artistic skills.
Impact The performances were presented to the Dodowa community at the Noyam African Dance Institute's Community Theatre with a cast of 10 musicians and 13 Dancers, 1 stage manager 2 tech assistants 2 video production trainers, and 2 professional technical staff and 1 videographer. On both nights the venue was filled to capacity; 150 each night plus an estimated outside spillage of at least 40 per night. The performance was video recorded for sharing on MIDEQ's online platforms.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Development of Action Plan for Implementing Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) in the ECOWAS region 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS (Joseph Teye as lead consultant) worked with ECOWAS and UNHCR to develop action plan on Global Compact on Refugees for ECOWAS countries
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution
Impact ECOWAS Action Plan on Global Compact for Refugees
Start Year 2021
 
Description Development of National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana 
Organisation Government of Ghana
Department Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations
Country Ghana 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS (Joseph Teye) was a lead consultant for the drafting of National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact National Labour Migration Policy document
Start Year 2019
 
Description Development of National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana 
Organisation International Labour Organization (ILO)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CMS (Joseph Teye) was a lead consultant for the drafting of National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact National Labour Migration Policy document
Start Year 2019
 
Description Development of National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CMS (Joseph Teye) was a lead consultant for the drafting of National Labour Migration Policy for Ghana
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact National Labour Migration Policy document
Start Year 2019
 
Description Development of toolkit for incorporating migration issues into development planning 
Organisation Government of Ghana
Department National Development Planning Commission (NDPC)
Country Ghana 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS ( Joseph Teye) developed a toolkit for use by planning officials at ministries and district assemblies to integrate migration issues into development planning . The toolkit was also used to train planning officials on how to develop plans that would address migration issues
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution
Impact Toolkit on how to incorporate migration into development planning
Start Year 2020
 
Description Development of toolkit for incorporating migration issues into development planning 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CMS ( Joseph Teye) developed a toolkit for use by planning officials at ministries and district assemblies to integrate migration issues into development planning . The toolkit was also used to train planning officials on how to develop plans that would address migration issues
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution
Impact Toolkit on how to incorporate migration into development planning
Start Year 2020
 
Description Diaspora Finance 
Organisation European Commission
Department Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributing to writing, publishing and presentations on diaspora finance
Collaborator Contribution Contributing to writing, publishing and presentations on diaspora finance
Impact Creation of technical report for Joint Research Centre and presentation on technical report to public audience
Start Year 2021
 
Description Digital tech, inequality and migration 
Organisation GSMA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Leading and facilitating digital interventions in Nepal and South Africa working in partnership with migrants, local and international organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Making it possible to collaborate with migrants on the ground and to collaborate with local tech organisations.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration (information systems, development, migration studies, media studies, human-computer interaction (HCI), ICT4D
Start Year 2021
 
Description Digital tech, inequality and migration 
Organisation RLabs
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leading and facilitating digital interventions in Nepal and South Africa working in partnership with migrants, local and international organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Making it possible to collaborate with migrants on the ground and to collaborate with local tech organisations.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration (information systems, development, migration studies, media studies, human-computer interaction (HCI), ICT4D
Start Year 2021
 
Description Drafting of National migration policies in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia and National Labour migration policy in Malawi 
Organisation Government of Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS led by Joseph Teye has been facilitating the development of migration policies in the countries mentioned
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact Draft national labour migration policies ( yet to be approved by cabinet)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Drafting of National migration policies in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia and National Labour migration policy in Malawi 
Organisation Government of Zambia
Country Zambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS led by Joseph Teye has been facilitating the development of migration policies in the countries mentioned
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact Draft national labour migration policies ( yet to be approved by cabinet)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Drafting of National migration policies in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia and National Labour migration policy in Malawi 
Organisation Government of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS led by Joseph Teye has been facilitating the development of migration policies in the countries mentioned
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact Draft national labour migration policies ( yet to be approved by cabinet)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Drafting of National migration policies in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia and National Labour migration policy in Malawi 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CMS led by Joseph Teye has been facilitating the development of migration policies in the countries mentioned
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact Draft national labour migration policies ( yet to be approved by cabinet)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration Management in Africa and the Middle East (EFFEXT), 
Organisation Chr. Michelsen Institute for Science and Intellectual Freedom
Country Norway 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We carried out a detailed policy review, qualitative research and quantitative surveys. Joseph and Leander were involved in integrating into the survey south-south migration issues which are usually overlooked in policy circles.
Collaborator Contribution We carried out a detailed policy review, qualitative research and quantitative surveys. Joseph and Leander were involved in integrating into the survey south-south migration issues which are usually overlooked in policy circles. We were involved in the data collection and analysis
Impact In-depth understanding on the effectiveness of information campaigns on the trends of irregular migration . My knowledge from the south-south migration project was useful in analysing the policy aspects of migration and identifying to policy makers the existing gaps
Start Year 2023
 
Description Interventions undertaken with Migrant Advocacy Centre 
Organisation Center for Migrant Advocacy
Country Philippines 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our collaboration with Migration Advocacy Centre is enabling us identify areas of intervention, especially in countries in the Hub with dedicated organisations advocating with and for migrants
Collaborator Contribution We are working in partnership with the Migration Advocacy Centre because they provide support services to migrants
Impact No outputs or impacts yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Joint WP9 online survey of migrants' use of digital technologies 
Organisation International Committee of the Red Cross
Department International Committee of the Red Cross, South Africa
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Design, dissemination and analysis of online survey
Collaborator Contribution Sharing and encouraging migrants to complete online survey in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa
Impact Two multidisciplinary working papers and a policy brief
Start Year 2020
 
Description Joint WP9 online survey of migrants' use of digital technologies 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design, dissemination and analysis of online survey
Collaborator Contribution Sharing and encouraging migrants to complete online survey in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa
Impact Two multidisciplinary working papers and a policy brief
Start Year 2020
 
Description Joint WP9 online survey of migrants' use of digital technologies 
Organisation One Journey
Country Malaysia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Design, dissemination and analysis of online survey
Collaborator Contribution Sharing and encouraging migrants to complete online survey in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa
Impact Two multidisciplinary working papers and a policy brief
Start Year 2020
 
Description Joint WP9 online survey of migrants' use of digital technologies 
Organisation Scalabrini Centre
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Design, dissemination and analysis of online survey
Collaborator Contribution Sharing and encouraging migrants to complete online survey in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa
Impact Two multidisciplinary working papers and a policy brief
Start Year 2020
 
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 Making domestic and international migration safe and dignified: Experiences from Africa and Asia 
Organisation Society for Participatory Research in Asia
Country India 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution We collaborated in a webinar and made a presentation. We have written a joint working paper for publication (forthcoming).
Collaborator Contribution Input into joint publication, input in discussions for further collaboration.
Impact Presentation at joint webinar (COVID-19, Policy Responses and Migrants in Ghana). Joint working Paper (Leaving no one behind: COVID -19 Response strategies and implications for Migrants in Ghana, South Africa and India) . (Forthcoming).
Start Year 2020
 
Description Nawa 
Organisation NAWA, POLISH NATIONAL AGENCY FOR ACADEMIC EXCHANGE
Country Poland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research design of new grant
Collaborator Contribution research design of new grant
Impact embargoed
Start Year 2019
 
Description PRAXIS 
Organisation Praxis
Country Estonia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Submitted evidence to Heritage for Global Challenges A Research Report by PRAXIS: Arts and Humanities for Global Development; assisted with workshops feeding into report development. Hosted panels at HERITAGE AND OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Research, Practice, Policy and Impact / Virtual Conference 22nd February - 2nd March 2021
Collaborator Contribution PRAXIS focuses on Arts and Humanities research across the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Newton Fund portfolio. Specifically, its aims are to consolidate learning across research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to amplify their impact and policy relevance, and to champion the distinctive contribution that Arts and Humanities research can make to tackling urgent development challenges. PRAXIS authored report and hosted Conference.
Impact https://changingthestory.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2021/02/Heritage-for-Global-Challenges-Report-2021.pdf
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership With Partners in Health - Haiti 
Organisation Zanmi Lasante
Country Haiti 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Building up education network on Haitian migrant women's health.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing INURED's study results for community education
Impact Early beginning. No output yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partnership around 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 Partnership with ILO 
Organisation International Labour Organization (ILO)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are working closely with ILO as one of the Hub's formal international project partners to ensure that the findings of the project's research inform the development of ILO's thinking, policy and practice in relation to South-South migration, both centrally and in the countries in which the project is working.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to Research Symposium, attendance at Executive Meetings, input into thinking around the Theory of Change, ongoing discussion of possible publishing options/avenues for MIDEQ research findings and anaysis, blogs to raise awareness of MIDEQ's work and direct traffic to our website
Impact Input of ILO expertise into development of Hub-wide survey instrument
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with IOM 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are working closely with IOM as one of the Hub's formal international project partners to ensure that the findings of the project's research inform the development of IOM's thinking, policy and practice in relation to South-South migration, both centrally and in the countries in which the project is working.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to Research Symposium, attendance at Executive Meetings, input into thinking around the Theory of Change, ongoing discussion of possible publishing options/avenues for MIDEQ research findings and anaysis, blogs to raise awareness of MIDEQ's work and direct traffic to our website
Impact Partnership and associated relationships are still being developed, however there have been some initial outputs e.g. IOM blog https://weblog.iom.int/south-south-migration-hub-kicks-accra-ghana-0
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with IOM in South Africa 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The IOM contacted us because they think the findings of our work will be useful for them. We are going to make our findings available to them .
Collaborator Contribution The IOM Southern Africa office reached out to us after seeing our preliminary survey on Migrants use of ICTs that we rolled out in conjunction with WP 9. They shared the survey among their migrant contacts and that increased the response rate for the survey.
Impact By sharing the survey amont their network, the IOM Southern Africa helped to increase our response rate
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with North South Initiative, Malaysia 
Organisation North South Initiative
Country Malaysia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Providing preliminary findings
Collaborator Contribution Helping to source migrant worker interviewees and civil society groups working with migrant workers
Impact Generation of data from interviews which have resulted in working papers and conference papers
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with OECD 
Organisation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are working closely with OECD as one of the Hub's formal international project partners to ensure that the findings of the project's research inform the development of OECD's thinking, policy and practice in relation to South-South migration, both centrally and in the countries in which the project is working.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to Research Symposium, attendance at Executive Meetings, input into thinking around the Theory of Change, ongoing discussion of possible publishing options/avenues for MIDEQ research findings and anaysis, blogs to raise awareness of MIDEQ's work and direct traffic to our website
Impact Various blogs written by OECD or members of the MIDEQ Hub and published by them. Contribution of MIDEQ members to annual OECD Policy Dialogue. Full details are listed under the relevant sections of the report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with Positive Negatives 
Organisation Positives Negatives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have worked closely with Positive Negatives to ensure that findings and key messages emerging from the MIDEQ Hub are able to be transformed into creative outputs (comics, animations, online courses) and communicated with a wide range of audiences. This includes the production of teaching materials, development of a script for 'The Story of Migration' animation and forthcoming work on the COVID Chronicles, a series of online comics designed to tell teh story of how COVID has impacted on migration and the lives of migrants in our six corridors
Collaborator Contribution Positive Negatives lead the creative thinking around animation and comic outputs based on information and material associated with the MIDEQ Hub's research and produce the outputs themselves by employing a range of artists in the Global South and North
Impact This is a highly interdisciplinary collaboration involving MIDEQ researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds working alongside artists, narrators and secondary school teachers. Outputs to date include: - FutureLearn online course - 'The Story of Migration' animation (to be launched April 2021) Details of these outputs and their outcomes are reported under the relevant sections of the form
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with SOAS (and others) to submit ESRC Centre proposal for Global Knowledge Lab 
Organisation School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with SOAS around the possibility fo establishing a Global Knowledge Lab, submitted as a proposal to the ESRC Centre competition. Unfortunately the application was unsuccessful but we are exploring ways in which the ideas contained within it can be reworked into a new funding proposal which builds on the work of MIDEQ regarding the production of knowledge on migration
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to the conceptual thinking and proposed methodology
Impact No outputs or outcomes as yet beyond the original funding proposal. Multidisciplinary team (Geography, Development Studies, Economics)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with SOFA - Haiti 
Organisation SOFA
Country Haiti 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Building up education network on Haitian migrant women's rights.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing INURED's study results for community education
Impact Early beginning. No output yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Partnership with UN Human Rights 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are working closely with UN Human Rights as one of the Hub's formal international project partners to ensure that the findings of the project's research inform the development of UN Human Rights' thinking, policy and practice in relation to South-South migration, both centrally and in the countries in which the project is working.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to Research Symposium, attendance at Executive Meetings, input into thinking around the Theory of Change, ongoing discussion of possible publishing options/avenues for MIDEQ research findings and anaysis, blogs to raise awareness of MIDEQ's work and direct traffic to our website
Impact Partnership and associated relationships are still being developed
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with UNRISD 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Research Institute For Social Development
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are working closely with UNRISD as one of the Hub's formal international project partners to ensure that the findings of the project's research inform the development of UNRISD's thinking, policy and practice in relation to South-South migration, both centrally and in the countries in which the project is working.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to Research Symposium, attendance at Executive Meetings, input into thinking around the Theory of Change, ongoing discussion of possible publishing options/avenues for MIDEQ research findings and anaysis, blogs to raise awareness of MIDEQ's work and direct traffic to our website
Impact Partnership and associated relationships are still being developed, however there have been some initial outputs e.g UNRISD conrtribution to MIDEQ blog series https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/better-migration-governance/
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with UNU-CPR 
Organisation UN University Centre for Policy Research
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution UNU-CPR is now an international project partner, generating considerable opportunities to bring the findings of MIDEQ's research into contact with the UN system, with a focus on MIDEQ's A2J work programme. Professor Heaven Crawley is responsible for bringing MIDEQ's work into contact with the UN system though this partnership in her new role as Head of Equitable Development and Migration
Collaborator Contribution Examples of the benefits of the partnership in year 1 include a co-branded side event at the International Migration Review Forum, 2 co-branded Migration Policy Roundtables (New York and Geneva) and a MIDEQ Showcase with UN agencies and Members States in New York. The partnership has also generated opportunities of the work of MIDEQ partners to be published through the UNU-CPR website
Impact Full details reported elsewhere
Start Year 2022
 
Description Partnership with the Migrant Worker Justice Initative (MWJI) 
Organisation Migrants Worker Justice Initative (MWJI)
Country Australia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This partnership builds on the work being undertaken in relation to the 'Access to Justice' theme, including contributions throgh access to research data, partners in the countries in which the Hub is working and our international partners.
Collaborator Contribution MWJI are working with us to identify ways in which the Hub's work in relation to 'Access to Justice' can be mobilised and extended around their own research areas and areas of campaigning and advocacy work. They also contributed to development of questions relating to these issues for the Hub-wide survey instrument. We anticipate that this will include new research and primary data collection towards the end of 2021 onwards, COVID-19 permitting.
Impact At this stage there are no specific outputs but the conversations and exchanges of information around the partnership have helped develop the project's thinking in relation to the issue of how to secure access to justice for migrant workers and their families.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Productive Use of Remittances 
Organisation European Commission
Department Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration in preparation of report for EC
Collaborator Contribution Publication of report
Impact report to be published in June 2021
Start Year 2021
 
Description RSE 
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Phipps sits on Africa working group; member of the International Committee and advises RSE on ARAR (At-Risk Academic/Refugee) matters. Is engaged as a speaker at party conferences in association with RSE (Greens and Lib Dems)
Collaborator Contribution Hosted a number of collaborative events and talks (ARAR scholar portraits);
Impact ARAR scholars continue to be named in Young Academy of Scotland annual intake
Start Year 2019
 
Description Scottish Crannog Centre 
Organisation Scottish Crannog Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 9-10 October 2021 at the Scottish Crannog Centre's Celtic Autumn Story Weaving Weekend - MIDEQ researchers led storytelling, song and textile workshops over the weekend.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting interactive workshops for the public
Impact Video of event (https://www.facebook.com/ScottishCrannogCentre/videos/4351632394950322) and podcast episode https://soundcloud.com/unescorila/e19-crannog-centre-part-1 Music; Storytelling; Textiles; Poetry The event is part of the International Storytelling Festival 2021 'Go Local Programme'.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Situational Analysis of ethical recruitment in Botswana 
Organisation Government in Botswana
Country Botswana 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CMS researchers ( J Teye and Mary Setrana) are carrying out a situational analysis of ethical recruitment in Botswana
Collaborator Contribution Funding provided by IOM
Impact Situational analysis report on ethical recruitment
Start Year 2021
 
Description Situational Analysis of ethical recruitment in Botswana 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CMS researchers ( J Teye and Mary Setrana) are carrying out a situational analysis of ethical recruitment in Botswana
Collaborator Contribution Funding provided by IOM
Impact Situational analysis report on ethical recruitment
Start Year 2021
 
Description Support on diaspora engagement to General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), Egyptian investment promotion agency 
Organisation International Centre for Migration Policy Development
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assisting on programme development
Collaborator Contribution Assisting on programme development
Impact Not outputs as of yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Teaching Migration Through Data and Storytelling - Future Learn Online Course 
Organisation School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There have been urgent recent calls for curricula to address issues of migration yet 78% of British teachers asked by the Runnymede Trust said they needed more support "to equip them to teach migration more sensitively and effectively." On this course developed as a partnership/collaboration between the University of Coventry and SOAS in partnership with Positive Negatives and Oaklands School, teachers can develop their skills to explain where and why migration happens. They also learn how to interpret big data sets, examining migration research through video and learning activities and explore creative methods of storytelling, visual arts, and design to humanise migration stories through arts and empathic learning.
Collaborator Contribution Members of the MIDEQ consortium have contributed directly to the course content SOAS has hosted the Future Learn course Positive Negatives have coordinated content and engagement Oaklands School have contributed to lesson planning and content
Impact A free three week online course, offered via the Future Learn platform, for teachers to develop their skills in explaining where and why migration happens, using the MEDMIG data set to teach how to interpret big data sets and with input from MIDEQ researchers from Nepal, Ethiopia and the UK. This is a multidisciplinary collaboration with contributions from migration studies, geography, anthropology and the creative arts.The first edition of this course ran from October - November 2020 with 632 learners from 31 countries, many of whom are teachers. Those taking the course provided very positive feedback on the impact on their own thinking around migration, with many indicating that they intend to use the ideas and resources provided by the course in their own lesson planning. Some feedback from the course: "I have become aware of friendly techniques allowing [students] to take a great interest in data sets and large research reports, and got a great data set for work." "I am planning to show students the animations and the data set too. I read many creative ideas on how to engage students in a deeper understanding of the experience of migrants, and I am convinced that I will definitely take the time to cover some personal stories of migrants. I discovered interesting projects and sources, the updates of which I intend to follow and tell about them to other people (in particular, not only students but also colleagues)." "[I learnt about] methods of showing stories to teach about migration... and that we should incorporate this with storytelling in the classroom. I love telling stories and from now on I will try using data sets and infographs as visual aids.On top of that, I will never miss a chance of discussing such issues as migration with my students." "The things I took away are more about my understanding of migration than about learning new facts, although I did learn new facts! People migrating often resettle various times, maybe integrating in a community and leaving it behind again-what does that do to your sense of belonging? I saw one of my students sending pictures about the earthquake in Izmir, and thought that maybe they have made friends there on the way or have family members still there." "I never thought before that the reason why people migrate is actually that diverse." "It has also made me want to show pupils data sets, rather than just processed/presented data." "I gained access to exciting examples of stories and student works on the topics of migration I had never knew before. I have advanced in my ability to streamline teaching. It was a fascinating time, thank you!" "Thank you for the insights into teaching data storytelling through a migration lens, teaching critical thinking and empathy."
Start Year 2020
 
Description Training of African government officials on migration governance 
Organisation African Union Commission
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of training modules and facilitating training
Collaborator Contribution CMS worked in partnership with GIZ and African Union to organise training for African governments
Impact contribution to development of modules on migration governance
Start Year 2020
 
Description Training of African government officials on migration governance 
Organisation German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of training modules and facilitating training
Collaborator Contribution CMS worked in partnership with GIZ and African Union to organise training for African governments
Impact contribution to development of modules on migration governance
Start Year 2020
 
Description UKRI GCRF Hub Cohort Programme Management Coordination Group 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The MIDEQ Hub Operations Team have collaborated with the other funded Hubs to establish a working group on Hub programme management to exchange ideas and best practice and address common areas of concerns with the Funder. Monthly calls are held between the programme management teams from all Hubs with biannual face to face meetings.
Collaborator Contribution The MIDEQ Hub Operations Team have collaborated with the other funded Hubs to establish a working group on Hub programme management to exchange ideas and best practice and address common areas of concerns with the Funder. Monthly calls are held between the programme management teams from all Hubs with biannual face to face meetings.
Impact Alignment on UKRI GCRF Risk Management approach for the Hubs Exchange of knowledge and ideas concerning management of the Hubs.
Start Year 2019
 
Description UNESCO ART LAB 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual conceptualisation; policy briefs; partnerships; networks; arts praxis UNESCO ART LAB The Art Lab Platform was initiated during a Design Thinking workshop co-organized by UNESCO and OHCHR in Geneva in February 2020. The worksho brought together practitioners, cultural operators, artists, experts in human rights, cultural rights and intercultural dialogue, and humanitarian workers. The workshop resulted in a workplan to mainstream the arts in humanitarian and development programmes, basedon three major pillars: Raising awareness within UN agencies and other stakeholders on the transformative power of art and culture in humanitarian work; Consolidating the Art Lab Platform in facilitating exchanges between cultural and humanitarian workers, artists and researchers; Strengthening research and capacity-building, and pilot-testing tools in the field. The UNESCO Chair is a key collaborative partner in Art Lab.
Collaborator Contribution The Art Lab Platform was initiated during a Design Thinking workshop co-organized by UNESCO and OHCHR in Geneva in February 2020. The worksho brought together practitioners, cultural operators, artists, experts in human rights, cultural rights and intercultural dialogue, and humanitarian workers. The workshop resulted in a workplan to mainstream the arts in humanitarian and development programmes, basedon three major pillars: Raising awareness within UN agencies and other stakeholders on the transformative power of art and culture in humanitarian work; Consolidating the Art Lab Platform in facilitating exchanges between cultural and humanitarian workers, artists and researchers; Strengthening research and capacity-building, and pilot-testing tools in the field. The UNESCO Chair is a key collaborative partner in Art Lab.
Impact https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000375018
Start Year 2020
 
Description UNESCO Gender Based Violence 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Authoring Guidelines on Gender Based Violence and Culture
Collaborator Contribution Invitation to author; editorial and guidance
Impact Awaiting publication of report on GBV and Intercultural Dialogue
Start Year 2022
 
Description UNESCO ICD 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UNESCO Report on Culture for Institute of Economics and Peace
Collaborator Contribution Authored.
Impact Multidisciplinary. Arts and Intercultural Studies. Peace Studies
Start Year 2022
 
Description UNESCO Multilingual Education 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Authoring Guidelines for next 2 decades for Multilingual Education in 160 Member States
Collaborator Contribution Authoring Guidelines
Impact To be published end 2023 - meetings and networking of expert group in process
Start Year 2023
 
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 Workshop with Dejustica (Colombia) on Access to Justice 
Organisation Dejusticia
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration to deliver a training workshop on issues of Access to Justice as part of the 9th Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates - delivered with partners South Africa, Brazil and Nepal
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Training workshop
Start Year 2021
 
Description ibby 
Organisation International Board on Books for Young People
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution research design
Collaborator Contribution research design
Impact embargoed
Start Year 2019
 
Description "COVID-19 and the methodological challenges of producing knowledge in the Global South" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organized plenary for MIDEQ Research Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description "I regret to be in Malaysia": COVID-19 and work migration 
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 MIDEQ blog from Dr Andika Ab.Wahab, Corridor Advisory Board member for MIDEQ's Malaysia team on how COVID-19 has impacted migrant workers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/i-regret-to-be-in-malaysia-covid-19-and-work-migration/
 
Description "South-South Migration and Development" Seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The seminar series will invite those distinguished scholars to present the theories or evidence-based research on SSM & Dev.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description "We wanted workers, but human beings came": Human rights gaps in temporary labour migration programmes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Anita Ghimire along with MIDEQ partners OHCHR organised a side event at the 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.safbhr.com/event-details/
 
Description 'Decolonising and Contextualising Migration Studies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Dereje Feyissa Dori was a resource person for the African Academy for Migration Research (AAMR). AAMR is an initiative of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) being implemented and managed by the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dereje presented on 'Decolonising and Contextualising Migration Studies' to early career African migration scholars with the aim of changing narratives surrounding migration and building research capacity of young scholars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 'Wasting Time' Disruptive Arts in Figuring the Refugee - Expert Panel 
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 MIDEQ colleagues sat on an expert panel in the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration-18. The panel was titled "Wasting Time' Disruptive Arts in Figuring the Refugee".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://iasfm.org/iasfm18/about/
 
Description 2022 HDCA conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of work in progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description 30th anniversary of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme 
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 Transforming knowledge for just and sustainable futures
This anniversary conference will celebrate the accomplishments over the last three decades and advance authentic interdisciplinary dialogues and the cross-sectoral mobilization needed to confront complex challenges on the horizon. Dedicated to the theme of "Transforming knowledge for just and sustainable futures", the two-day event is grounded in the spirit of scientific, moral, intellectual, and academic solidarity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://articles.unesco.org/en/articles/30th-anniversary-unitwinunesco-chairs-programme-transforming...
 
Description 8th Global Action Research Workshop for young Human rights advocates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher from Brazil, Jailson, was invited by Director Heaven Crawley to contribute to Dejusticia's action-research workshop, on the topic of 'Migration, inequalities and access to justice'.

These workshops aim to strengthen these young Human Rights activist's knowledge and expertise in action research methodologies, as well as narrative writing skills in order to improve their advocacy strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ?utefe ??driba (Memory Dragon) - MIDEQ Blog (Gameli Tordzro) 
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 MIDEQ blog from Gameli Tordzro introducing his concept of the 'Memory Dragon'. This blog is part of a larger series from the researcher-artists working in the MIDEQ Hub we will begin introducing some concepts from traditions outwith those which are more normally associated with the discourse of migration studies or intercultural communication in the academic literature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/memory-dragon/
 
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 ARTLAB - Working Group - Imperative of cultural justice 
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 Working group brought together to generate report for UNESCO - Imperative of cultural justice: Arts for inclusion, equity and human rights
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description About the non/sense of distinguishing between migrants and refugees 
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 Panel debate organised by Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and KNowledge Transfer (FFVT) at the Institute for Migration Research and International Studies (IMIS), Osnabruek University. The panel explored the distinctions often made in policy and public debates between 'migrants' and 'refugees'. This panel debate, hosted by IMIS, aimed to shed light on the diverse legal, scholarly and discursive practices and carve out lines of controversies to better understand the reasoning behind the different approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwUYVSreHGs&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Adaptive programming brief (Cathy Zimmerman) 
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 MIDEQ brief on work package ten: adaptive programming. The brief explains what methodology the team will employ to evaluate other work packages and outlines key research questions for the package.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/adaptive-programming-brief/
 
Description Addressing the multilingual global challenge: Impact case study 
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 Impact case study outlining the potential impacts emerging from multilingual work in MIDEQ Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/addressing-the-multilingual-global-challenge/
 
Description Advent Journey 2021: Advent ~ Hope and Promise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A discussion from thematic area 11 team on social transformation and behavioural change through employing the soft power of art and culture as a non-intrusive approach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 African Studies Global Virtual Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 October 2020: PENN STATE COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS
African Studies Global Virtual Forum-Alison Phipps and Piki Diamond
Alison Phipps from the University of Glasgow and Piki Diamond of the Auckland University of Technology speak on "Decolonizing Multilingualism"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://events.la.psu.edu/event/african_studies_global_virtual_forumalison_phipps_and_piki_diamond#....
 
Description African businessmen in Yiwu: differentiation under the pandemic (MIDEQ blog) 
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 from MIDEQ team in China on the impact of COVID-19 on African business men
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/african-businessmen-in-yiwu-differentiation-under-the-pandemic/
 
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 Anti-xenophobia activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We spoke at different Ethiopian churches in Cape Town, George, Hermaus, PE and East London We co-organised the anti-OperationDudula march in Cape Town We attended Heritage Day in Port Elizabeth under the anti-xenophobia theme We presented part of our findings regarding collaborations in Scalabrini Centre emphasising the importance of using various technological platforms available in support of WP8 We attended an access to justice performance that combines art Migration and art at the Noyam African Dance Institute, Accra, Ghana
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Art-Lab 4 - The imperative of cultural justice: Arts for inclusion, equity and human rights 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 10 December 2020, Human Rights Day UNESCO Art-Lab hosted a special event "The imperative of cultural justice: arts for inclusion, equity and human rights."

The Art-Lab Platform was initiated during a Design Thinking workshop co-organized by UNESCO and OHCHR in Geneva, in February 2020, bringing together practitioners, cultural operators, artists, experts in human rights, cultural rights and intercultural dialogue, and humanitarian workers. The workshop resulted in a workplan to mainstream the arts in humanitarian and development programmes, based on three major pillars:

Raising awareness within UN agencies and other stakeholders on the transformative power of art and culture in humanitarian work;
Consolidating the Art-Lab Platform in facilitating exchanges between cultural and humanitarian workers, artists and researchers;
Strengthening research and capacity-building, and pilot-testing tools in the field.

At the event on 10 December, members of the Art-Lab platform presented findings and recommendations of the four working groups. A key issue running through the entire programme is the exploration of the idea that cultural rights might be brought to embrace cultural justice. What new spaces can be accessed through such a move and with what gains for human rights and dignity?

This event featured RILA Artists in Residence Dr Gameli Tordzro and Tawona Sitholé, and UNESCO Chair Prof Alison Phipps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000375117
 
Description Article published by The Conversation 
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 entitled 'I've been watching desperate people seek protection in Europe for 20 years - it's time the narrative, and policies, changed' examining the politics of migration in teh UK and the historical evolution of narratives in relation to migration across the English Channel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/ive-been-watching-desperate-people-seek-protection-in-europe-for-20-year...
 
Description Article published in national media (Pierre Rigaud Dubuisson) 
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 MIDEQ blog published as an article in Haitian national press
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article26508#nb1
 
Description Arts and migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two online webinars given by Gameli Tordzro and Naa Densua Tordzro on 'Migration and the Arts' as part of a Masters module on social change, migration and development as part of the MA programme at the University of Ghana
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Audience with the team of the consul of Burkina Faso in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (IGDP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This audience with the Consul followed the meeting with of the platforms, a presentation and planning of the quantitative survey. It was an opportunity to strengthen the links between MIDEQ and the Burkinabè community in Côte d'Ivoire for a better impact of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blog - Haitian migrants and the US-Mexico Border Crisis: A broader view 
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 MIDEQ Haiti researchers Toni Cela and Louis Herns Marcelin penned a blog post on MIDEQ's website which discussed the situation of Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border. This article was picked up by other media outlets including The New Humanitarian and Le National, a national newspaper in Haiti.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/haitian-migrants-and-us-mexico-border-crisis-broader-view/
 
Description Blog - Les migrants haïtiens face à la pandémie de la Covid-19 au Brésil et au Chili 
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 MIDEQ blog from researcher Dabouze Estinvil on Haitian migrants in Latin America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/fr/blog/les-migrants-ha%C3%AFtiens-face-%C3%A0-la-pand%C3%A9mie-de-la-covid-19...
 
Description Blog for Friends of Europe #criticalthinking insights blog series 
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 for the Friends of Europe #Criticalthinking insights blog series entitled 'The politics of migration in a (post) COVID-19 world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.friendsofeurope.org/insights/the-politics-of-migration-in-a-post-covid-19-world/
 
Description Blog for The Conversation on how COVID-19 became a cover to reduce refugee rights 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This blog, which draws on research undertaken for Heaven Crawley's 2021 article in Social Sciences argues that COVID-19 has been used as an excuse by governments already restricting access to refugee protection to further reduce their rights, by closing borders and but using migration policies to demonstrate the robustness of their response to the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/how-covid-19-became-a-cover-to-reduce-refugee-rights-156247
 
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 Blog to mark 'Unravelling Europe's Migration Crisis' being made available open access by Policy Press 
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 entitled 'Crocodile tears: Why safe and legal migration routes are the only answer' published by Policy Press on their 'Transforming Society' webpage in response to the deaths of migrants crossing the English Channel and the decision to make the findings of our MEDMIG research available free of charge so that they could inform public and policy understanding of the reasons why people feel they have no alternative other than to get in boats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/2021/11/29/crocodile-tears-why-safe-and-legal-migration-routes...
 
Description Book launch for The Refugee System 
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 This webinar, hosted by UNU-CPR, was held to launch The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach - the story of how one Syrian family, spread across several countries, tried to survive the civil war and live in dignity. Departing from studies that create siloes of knowledge about just one setting or 'solution' to displacement, the book's sociological approach describes a global system that shapes refugee movements. The event provided an opportunity to engage an online audience in new approaches to refugee policy thinking and making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://cpr.unu.edu/events/archive/event/launch-of-the-refugee-system.html
 
Description Border discourses: on the grammar of EU's asylum policies. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Leander Kandilige was invited to be part of this discussion together with top migration experts on EU's asylum policies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Border discourses: on the grammar of EU's asylum policies. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Border discourses: on the grammar of EU's asylum policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Borders & Belonging: The migrants that the West doesn't talk about 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hear from Vani Saraswathi, a journalist who has spent years documenting the experiences of migrants working in the Gulf states. Then host Maggie Prezyna speaks with experts Nicola Piper (University of Sydney) and Joseph Teye (University of Ghana) to explore the unique patterns and challenges of South-South migration.

Why does this get so little coverage? What are the most popular destinations for migrants in the Global South? Do migrants moving South to South face the same problems as those headed North: harassment at border crossings, problems with documentation and discouragement from destination countries?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL http://www.opendemocracy.net/en/podcasts/podcast-borders-belonging/global-south-migration/
 
Description Brazil keynote - Decolonising Languages in Rural Settings: Towards Equatorial Epistemologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alison Phipps gave a keynote talk on "Decolonising Languages in Rural Settings: Towards Equatorial Epistemologies", this event was organised by Abralin. A recorded version of the talk is available on their YouTube channel which currently has 30.7K subscribers. Nazmi Al Mansri (CUSP Co-I at the Islamic University of Gaza) also presented.

The talk provided a genealogical view of the urban and rural political economy. Artists were also invited to get their reflections on speech and its urban, educational, and rural, educational inflections. The talk aimed to explore the rural dimension of language.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWr5h7nYiAc
 
Description Broadcast on national television to talk about the MIDEQ (Dabiré Bonayi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An interview during the MIDEQ launch with the television channel the Canal+ bouquet. It was an interview of the Co-I on the MIDEQ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Building capacity and engaging policy makers in Ghana: Impact case study 
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 Impact case study on the work that the MIDEQ team is Ghana is engaged in, specifically outlining the potential impacts of workshop trainings with government officials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/building-capacity-and-engaging-policy-makers-in-ghana/
 
Description Building migration research and policy infrastructure in Haiti : Impact case study 
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 Impact case study exploring the work of the MIDEQ team in Haiti and their engagement with policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/building-migration-research-and-policy-infrastructure-in-haiti/
 
Description Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire migration corridor brief (Dr Bonayi Hubert Dabiré and Dr Kando Amédée Soumahoro) 
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 Brief on Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire specifically focused on relevant work packages and research questions for this corridor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/burkina-faso-c%C3%B4te-divoire-migration-corridor-brie...
 
Description Business only - why are most African businessmen in Yiwu young men? 
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 post from MIDEQ China team focused on African businessmen in Yiwu
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/business-only-why-are-most-african-businessmen-in-yiwu-young-men/
 
Description CHCI-Global Humanities Institute Webinar, "Interventions from the South: Theoretical perspectives and pragmatic issues of migration, logistics and unequal citizens in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic" 
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 This is a global webinar organised by the Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COVID-19 and Remittance Losses in Haiti - MIDEQ Blog (Dr Toni Cela and Professor Louis Herns Marcelin) 
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 MIDEQ blog on COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on remittance in Haiti. For Haiti, any substantial reduction in remittances will further weaken an already feeble economy while negatively impacting the livelihood and health of families and communities. Written by MIDEQ researchers Dr Toni Cela and Co-Director, Professor Louis Herns Marcelin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/covid-19-and-remittance-losses-haiti/
 
Description COVID-19 and food security in China - MIDEQ Blog (Dongsheng Wang) 
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 MIDEQ blog on COVID-19 and its impact on food security in China. Blog written by researcher Dongsheng Wang
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/covid-19-and-food-security-china/
 
Description COVID-19 and housing for migrant workers in Malaysia (Yvonne Khor Gee-Weon) 
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 MIDEQ blog on COVID-19 and its impact on housing for migrant workers in Malaysia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/covid-19-and-housing-migrant-workers-malaysia/
 
Description COVID-19 and women migrant workers: impacts and implications (Nicola Piper) 
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 IOM Research Office created this high level advisory group of migration experts to discuss new trends in migration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description COVID-19 as a "crisis" to Egyptian labor migration? - MIDEQ Blog (Dr. Nada El-Kouny and Sarah Yousry) 
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 MIDEQ blog on understanding the historical context of migration and labour in Egypt and how that is changing due to COVID-19. Blog written by Dr. Nada El-Kouny and Sarah Yousry, MIDEQ researchers in Egypt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/covid-19-as-a-crisis-to-egyptian-labor-migration/
 
Description COVID-19 in South Africa: Whither Migrants? (Ncumisa Willie and Faisal Garba) 
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 African Arguments article on South Africa's response to COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://africanarguments.org/2020/06/covid-19-in-south-africa-whither-migrants/
 
Description COVID-19's impact on Bangladeshi international migrants - MIDEQ blog (Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan) 
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 MIDEQ blog by researcher Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan on how COVID-19 has impacted international migration from Bangladeshi migrants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/covid-19s-impact-bangladeshi-international-migrants/
 
Description COVID-19, migration et vulnérabilités des femmes haïtiennes - MIDEQ blog (Kéthia Charles) 
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 MIDEQ blog that explores the vulnerabilities that impact Haitian women and their ability to migrate as a way to analyse why more Haitian men migrate rather than women. Blog written by Kéthia Charles, researcher with MIDEQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/fr/blog/covid-19-migration-et-vuln%C3%A9rabilit%C3%A9s-des-femmes-ha%C3%AFtien...
 
Description COVID-19: the humbling and humbled virus - MIDEQ Blog (Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh) 
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 MIDEQ blog on COVID-19 has exacerbated social and economic inequalities rather than serving was "the great equaliser".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/covid-19-humbling-and-humbled-virus/
 
Description CTPSR/CDS Bath online event on COVID-19: consequences for global inequalities and prospects for development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Jointly hosted by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University and the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath.

Presenters

Heaven Crawley - The great amplifier: Covid-19, migration and inequality

Yixian Sun - Mask diplomacy? China's Covid-19 aid and the changing international development landscape
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid19-consequences-for-global-inequalities-and-prospects-for-develo...
 
Description Can 'Stop the Boats' solve the UK's migration problems? 
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 In a new blog that examines the UK Government's 'Stop the Boats' legislation, Heaven Crawley outlines a more effective approach that works for both the Government and refugees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://cpr.unu.edu/publications/articles/can-stop-the-boats-solve-the-uks-migration-problems.html
 
Description Centering Equality in the Implementation of the IMRF 
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 Co-convened by UNU-CPR and OHCHR, this event brings together high-level speakers from the UN, OECD, academia and civil society to deepen academic and policy understandings of the relationships between migration and inequality, focusing on the implications of these relationships for the implementation of the GCM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Challenging the rhetoric around migration and digital technologies: Virtual ICT4D Non-Conference 2020 Panel Discussion (Tim Unwin, G Hari Harindranath) 
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 An interactive panel session at the Virtual ICT4D Non-Conference 2020 on exploring what affecting digital migrants. What roles are international agencies and regional/local civil society organisations playing in this space?

Panellists from key stakeholder organisations (IOM, Migrant Forum Asia) and research institutions (Oxford Refugees Centre, Oxford University; AUT University, Auckland; Royal Holloway): Tanja Dedovic - Senior Regional Thematic Specialist on Labour Mobility and Human Development for the Middle East and North Africa, International Organisation for Migration (IOM); Antonio Diaz-Andrade - Associate Professor, AUT University, Auckland; Evan Easton-Calabria - Senior Research Officer, ; Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford; William Gois - Regional Coordinator, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA); Tim Unwin, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London. The panel was chaired by G Hari Harindranath (WP9). The panel has led to further discussions with IOM and MFA for future collaboration to extend WP9 work beyond MIDEQ countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ict4d.org.uk/2020/09/28/challenging-the-rhetoric-around-migration-and-digital-technologies-v...
 
Description Channelling remittances for local development - IOM event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Stephen Gelb participated in a policy debate webinar organised by the International Organisation of Migration. The webinar convened a group of policy makers and experts to determine how migrants and their economic capital, such as remittances, can be engaged for local investment and entrepreneurship such that migrants can become actors for sustainable development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Childhood inequalities brief (Nassim Majidi) 
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 Brief on work package two: Child Inequalities. The brief focuses on research questions and methodological tools being employed to examine child inequality in the context of South-South migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/childhood-inequalities-brief/
 
Description China - Ghana migration corridor brief (Joseph Teye and Jixia Lu) 
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 China - Ghana migration corridor brief focusing on research questions and relevant work packages
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/china-ghana-migration-corridor-brief/
 
Description China-Ghana Migration corridor: Unpacking the invisible representation of women - MIDEQ Blog (Professor Mariama Awumbila and Mary Setrana) 
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 MIDEQ blog written by Co-Investigator Professor Mariama Awumbila and researcher Mary Setrana on the increase of women migrating, specifically from Ghana to China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/china-ghana-migration-corridor-unpacking-invisible-representation-wome...
 
Description Cited in an article in The Economist 
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 Interviewed for an article on Channel crossings by The Economist and findings of MEDMIG research cited
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/08/05/a-country-with-few-asylum-seekers-wants-even-fewer
 
Description Closing plenary speaker on "Focus for the Future: Learning, Leadership and Digital Inclusion", in Digital Inclusion Summit convened by ITCILO on Leaving No One Behind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inspirational keynote at ITCILO Summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.itcilo.org/courses/digital-inclusion-summit-leaving-no-one-behind
 
Description Communities of Humanitarian Thought: The Case for Change in a Time of Crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of "Communities of Humanitarian Thought: The Case for Change in a Time of Crisis" an essay collection bringing together leading thinkers from political and civil society to mark the British Red Cross' 150th year and to outline a vision for the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/we-speak-up-for-change/communities-of-humanitarian-t...
 
Description Community Mobilisation for Survey Data collection 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact As part of the survey data collection, at the level of each enumeration area or city, the opportunity was given to explain and raise awareness about the objectives of the MIDEQ and the validity of the citizen commitment of the actors. These explanatory sessions were given on the radio but also and above all in person to community representatives, consultants, administrative authorities representing the regions and the target populations.

This allowed an optimal commitment of all actors and an implementation of MIDEQ activities among the beneficiaries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Community and Institutional Mobilisation for Qualitative Data collect fieldwork 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact As part of the collection of qualitative data, in each town, the team in Côte d'Ivoire met with community representatives, consulates and administrative authorities representing the region and target populations. These explanatory sessions provided an opportunity to for community members and leaders to learn more about MIDEQ and its work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Comparing north-south and south-south remittances in the case of Burkina Faso 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MIDEQ Regional Conference on Migration for Development and Equality - Migration policy and resource flow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/mideq-regional-conference-on-migration-for-development-and-equality/
 
Description Conference Paper/Conference Proceeding, Digital technologies and migration: Reducing inequalities or creating new ones? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TREO Talk, International Conference on Information Systems, 15th Dec 2019, Munich on digital technologies and migration. Presented by Hari Harindranath and Tim Unwin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference Presentation - 2021 African Migration Summit (Joseph Teye) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Joseph Teye was a named speaker on the topic Labour migration: what is it going to take to make the paradigm shift to benefit Africa' during the 2021 African migration summit in Accra. The presentation focused on the policy changes needed to ensure that all forms of migration (including south-south) benefit Africans. Presenting alongside all the leading migration experts and policy makers in Africa enhanced the image of the Centre for Migration studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conference Presentation - Africa Knows! Conference (Leander Kandilige) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Leander Kandilige was invited as a named a speaker on the topic "West African migration regimes in the context of EU externalised migration management policies: the case of EU-Niger agreement." This was during Africa Knows! Knowledge migration conference.The presentation enhanced participants understanding of how Niger-EU border management agreements affect free movement of Africans across Niger.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference Presentation - Critical migration narratives from West Africa (Joseph Teye) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joseph Teye was a named speaker on the topic "Critical migration narratives from West Africa" during a conference on migration narratives at the age of global compacts which was organised by Ryerson University in Canada in 2020. The presentation enhanced the image of the Centre for Migration Studies as many of the named speakers were top migration scholars. The presentation also challenged the notion that there is an exodus from West Africa towards Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ryerson.ca/research/news-events/2020/03/cerc-migration-conference/
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference held at the University of Newcastle in September 2022. Talk delivered by Anna Lindley and entitled "Migrants' remittances through mobile global crisis: interrogating resilience"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic conference International Labour Process Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ilpc.org.uk
 
Description Conference presentation - African Academic Union Diaspora Homecoming: Advancing African and Diaspora Academic Relations (Mary Setrana ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mary Setrana was invited as a named speaker to speak at the virtual conference on African Academic Union Diaspora Homecoming: Advancing African and Diaspora Academic Relations. The virtual conference organised from the US and attended by over 300 participants. Presentation enhanced participants understanding of Ghana's academic diaspora programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference presentation - State of Arts of Migration Governance in Africa (Mary Setrana) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mary Setrana was invited to speak at this virtual conference on Knowledge Platform for Migration Governance in Africa. The presentation enhanced the visibility of the Centre for Migration Studies. It also enhanced understanding of participants on migration governance in Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference presentation on China-Ghana Corridor and Inequalities 
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 The presentation was made during the dissemination workshop and policy dialogue in Ghana as part of MIDEQ project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Conference presentation on the importance of south-south migration and the development impact of the diaspora 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To enhance policy makers knowledge about importance of South-south migration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conference presentations on migration and development (Centre for Migration Studies) 
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 Researchers from CMS made several face-to-face and virtual conference presentations in Ghana and internationally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Consultation workshop with experts from CSOs and development partners on the draft continental guidelines on return, readmission and reintegration (RRR) of migrants. 
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 Consultation workshop with experts from CSOs and development partners on the draft continental guidelines on return, readmission and reintegration (RRR) of migrants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Consultation workshop with experts from CSOs and development partners on the draft continental guidelines on return, readmission and reintegration (RRR) of migrants. 
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 Top academics in the area of return migration were invited to review and validate draft guidelines on return migration for the African Union. I was invited as an academic representing West Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Contribution for conference panel on Migration in Development Policy - ODI 
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 Contributed to a panel with five others speakers including policy-makers from the EC to discuss the aims of migration policies, their impact and links with development policy. Attended by Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.accelevents.com/e/OxFID2021#agenda
 
Description Contribution to panel on CONTRIBUTION OF THE GFMD TO GCM IMPLEMENTATION 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributed to a panel, discussing the GFMD and the Global Compact for Migration and how it links with development policy, particularly the 2030 Agenda, with more than 200 policy/ practitioners; they were particularly interested in my comments on the link between social protection and migration and inequalities in portability of benefits. Panellist was Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gfmd.org/files/documents/gfmd_summit_2021_-_dialogue_gcm_imrf_-_final_biographies.pdf
 
Description Corona-Impfungen oder die Suche nach globaler Solidarität (Faisal Gabra and Isabelle Ihring) 
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 on MiG AZIN, which is an independent online magazine. The article by Co-Investigator Faisal Garba and Isabelle Ihring is on the race for the COVID-19 vaccines. This process is leaving countries in the Global South at a significant disadvantage in terms of access.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.migazin.de/2020/11/02/postkoloniale-intervention-corona-impfungen-suche/
 
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 Covid-19, the Working Class and the Poor in South Africa - African Arguments (Ncumisa Willie and Faisal Garba) 
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 Article in African Arguments on the impact of COVID-19 and its impact on inequality, specifically focusing on the working class in South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://africanarguments.org/2020/06/covid-19-the-working-class-and-the-poor-in-south-africa/
 
Description Crannog Story Weaving Weekend 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MIDEQ researchers participated in the Celtic Autumn Story Weaving Weekend as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival at The Scottish Crannog Centre, which is a replica Iron Age village. Walking around the wooden structures, it becomes clear that this is more than the past. This is a potential future, created from a shared point in history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/resources/podcast/#unescochairpodcasts
 
Description Creation of online course with the Global Health Program (INURED) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Created a course based partially on migration and health in the Global South
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Critical Reflections on Afro-European Relations in Migration Governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ colleagues Professor Joseph Teye, Dr Mary Setrana and Professor Heaven Crawley presented at the online lecture series, Critical Reflections on Afro-European Relations in Migration Governance. Professor Teye's keynote speech focused on migration narratives from Africa. Professor Crawley's keynote speech will explore African migration and the politics of representation in Europe.

This webinar was hosted by The Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI), the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) at the University of Göttingen, the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana, the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) and the Nordic Africa Institute .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/critical-reflections-afro-european-relations-migration-governance/
 
Description Côte d'Ivoire: Press conference on provisional results from MIDEQ research 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Researchers from our MIDEQ team were featured in an article/press release from Abidjan.net. The article discusses a conference held by the team which highlighted the teams work in Cote d'Ivoire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://news.abidjan.net/articles/704851/cote-divoire-les-resultats-provisoires-dune-etude-sur-la-mi...
 
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 Decolonising gender and migration research through collaborative thinking and practice - MIDEQ Blog (Tanja Bastia, Nicola Piper, Kavita Datta, Matthew Walsham, Dr. Katja Hujo) 
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 MIDEQ blog recapping a virtual two day session on the MIDEQ gender work package from ranging on topics intersectionality to methodology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/decolonising-gender-and-migration-research-through-collaborative-think...
 
Description Decolonising knowledge production on south-south migration (MIDEQ blog) 
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 MIDEQ blog focused on one pathway to impact - decolonising research on south-south migration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/decolonising-knowledge-production-on-south-south-migration/
 
Description DevTalks: New waves of migration: are developing countries ready? 
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 Event organized by the OECD Development Centre as part of the DevTalks series. Discussion focused on whether developing countries can take full advantage of the new waves of migration as a driver of development. Panel drew on research and insights from the new African Union African Migration Observatory, the United Nations University and the MIDEQ Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.oecd.org/dev/devtalks-news-waves-migration-are-developing-countries-ready.htm
 
Description Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD) hosted by ADEPT (Africa Europe Diaspora Development Platform) 
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 Event raising awareness about the value of diaspora investment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.adept-platform.org
 
Description Digital tech, inequality and migration: Impact case study 
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 post providing further details on one of MIDEQ's impact initiatives. The digital tech team is specifically working in South Africa and Nepal to improve digital literacy and skills among migrant communities in the respective countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/digital-tech-inequality-and-migration/
 
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 for community empowerment with Dr Mahabir Pun, NIC Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ colleagues participated on a panel with Dr Mahabir Pun, an activist, scientist and more known for his work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas of the Himalayas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-technologies-for-community-empowerment-dr-mahabir-pun-virtual...
 
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 Discussant of Conference Proceeding (Louis Herns Marcelin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Served as a discussant for the "International Migration and Social Change at a Global Turning Point" conference hosted by the University of Miami
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion with the United Nations 
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 We established working relationship with the UN Human Rights outfit in Southern Africa around changing narratives. On the basis of that we were invited to be part of a workshop with CSOs and activists. We are using the materials as part of our activist training for WP 7 - Migrant Mobilisation and Solidarity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Disseminating WP9 work to the wider community of researchers and general public (Hari Harindranath and Tim Unwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 'Get to Know' column on Royal Holloway Newsletter highlighting WP9 work - available on College website for general access. We are already using this to highlight our work and to seek potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/staff/news-events/news-articles/2021/february/get-to-know...gcr...
 
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 Diversifying the roles of recruitment agencies for post-pandemic livelihoods in Nepal - MIDEQ Blog (Karan Kunwar) 
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 MIDEQ blog on how recruitment agencies are supporting Nepali workers returning home due to COVID-19. Blog written by Karan Kunwar, MIDEQ researcher
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/impact-covid-19-nepals-recruitment-sector/
 
Description Documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The documentary showcases the experiences of a Nigerian immigrant in Ghana and the challenges she faces as a female cross-border trader in this COVID-19 pandemic era
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Documentation and mobility: a case of Ethiopian migrants operating businesses in South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MIDEQ Regional Conference on Migration for Development and Equality - Inequality and Migration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/mideq-regional-conference-on-migration-for-development-and-equality/
 
Description Doing Development Research Differently during and beyond Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MIDEQ colleagues Heaven Crawley and Toni Cela participated on a panel discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on international development research and field work. The discussion was co-organised by Coventry University and the University of Bath.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQCDW3HzPOY
 
Description Drawing Lessons from COVID-19 to Migration Management - National Center of Competence in Research Blog ( Dr. Henrietta Nyamnjoh) 
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 Blog written by MIDEQ researcher Dr. Henrietta Nyamnjoh on how to draw lessons on migration management from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nccr-onthemove.ch/blog/drawing-lessons-from-covid-19-to-migration-management/
 
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 ENYA Network presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ Co-Director Alison Phipps presented at the European National Young Academies network on the scientific and material aims of National Academies, in relation to the current global crisis of human migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youngacademyofscotland.org.uk/events/european-network-of-young-academies-enya-meeting-20...
 
Description EU Global Diaspora Facility Future Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to publicise and disseminate work on diaspora finance in broader conference of EU-based diaspora organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://diasporafordevelopment.eu/save-the-date-future-forum-22-24-june/
 
Description Economic and cultural resource flows between China and Africa (MIDEQ blog) 
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 MIDEQ China team blog post on resource flows from migrants in China and West Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/economic-and-cultural-resource-flows-between-china-and-africa/
 
Description Egypt - Jordan migration corridor brief (Ibrahim Awad and Zaid Eyadat) 
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 Brief on the Egypt - Jordan migration corridor focusing research questions and outlining the work packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/egypt-jordan-migration-corridor-brief/
 
Description Enforcing migrant workers' labour rights: lessons from trade unions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ joined the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Migrant Justice Institute, Solidarity Center, the ILAW Network for a global discussion on the ways in which unions are successfully supporting migrant workers to achieve labour justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/migrant-workers-labour-rights-trade-unions/
 
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 Engagement with Migration Policy Group, Nepal 
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 Participation of members of the Migration Policy Group led by IOM at MIDEQ's Research Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal. Opportunity for information exchange and dialogue to ensure that MIDEQ's research and approach informs the government's policy and practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Engaging with Civil Society (Mariama Awumbila and Faisal Garba) 
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 Presentation as panellist on "COVID-19, Policy Responses and Migrants in Ghana" at Webinar organised by PRIA On October 16, 2020. Other panellist were senior policymakers form India and other Asia countries. Several questions and interests was raised on south-south migration and its potential for reducing inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ethiopia - South Africa migration corridor brief (Dereje Feyissa and Faisal Garba) 
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 Ethiopia - South Africa brief on migration corridor, focusing on research questions as well as relevant work packages for this corridor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/ethiopia-south-africa-migration-corridor-brief/
 
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 Experiences of Haitians in Brazil event, Casa Rio, Brazil 
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 Event organised by IMJA and held at Casa Rio in central Rio to present the findings of MIDEQ's research on the experiences of Haitian migrants in Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Expert Group Meeting on Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2020, UNESCAP Bangkok (Nicola Piper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of expert commentary on "supporting the integration of migrants and their contribution to development" from gender perspective. Regional UN Commissions have to provide reports on the implementation activities on the Global Compact for Migration; UNESCAP organised this event to gain input from external experts and I was invited as one of those; the commentary was then considered for the final revision of the regional report for the Asia Pacific.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Expert consultation on human rights and temporary labour migration programmes in and from Asia and the Pacific (Nicola Piper) 
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 MIDEQ Co-I Nicola Piper provided consultation on human rights and temporary labour migration programmes focused on the Asia and the Pacific region. This resulted in a follow up meeting with a key consultant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Experts review meeting on the AU draft continental guidelines on return, readmission and reintegration. 
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 Top academics in the area of return migration were invited to review and validate draft guidelines on return migration for the African Union. Leander Kandilige was invited as an academic representing West Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Experts review meeting on the AU draft continental guidelines on return, readmission and reintegration. 
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 Top academics in the area of return migration were invited to review and validate draft guidelines on return migration for the African Union. I was invited as an academic representing West Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Exploitative and ineffective international engagement created Haiti's migration crisis (Toni Cela and Louis Herns Marcelin) 
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 Dr. Toni Cela and Dr. Louis Herns Marcelin wrote an op-ed in The New Humanitarian about Haitian migrants and their journeys from South America to the US-Mexico border now.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2021/10/12/whos-to-blame-for-Haiti-migration-crisis
 
Description Exposing the cracks: COVID-19 and global inequality 
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 MIDEQ researchers Anita Ghimire and Faisal Garba joined researchers from GCRF funded Hubs, Arise Hub and The Gender, Justice and Security Hub, for a discussion on whether the pandemic can be used as a disruption to the system - exposing cracks that can be exploited to confront power and inequality - or whether it is business-as-usual, exacerbating inequalities and privileging those with power.

The event was hosted by The Gender, Justice and Security Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/exposing-cracks-covid-19-and-global-inequality-hosted-gender-justice...
 
Description Facilitation of a session of the virtual AAMR (African Academy for Migration research) workshop on Knowledge Production and Politics in Migration Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion led on session - How is migration studied? How else could it be studied? Migration research and decolonisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Facilitator on return migration of vulnerable migrants from south-south and north-south migration and reintegration strategies 
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 Mary Setrana (Ghana) facilitaed a workshop on return and reintegration and the role of government agencies and the nature of partnership that can be developed in the implementation of the National Referral Mechanism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Feminist Fridays: Conversations about Labour Migration from a Feminist Lens (Tanja Bastia, Nicola Piper and Mary Setrana) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), Solidarity Center, and Women in Migration Network (WIMN) host Feminist Fridays, an event series focused on labour migration and gender. MIDEQ researchers Tanja Bastia, Nicola Piper and Mary Boatemaa Setrana participated as panellists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gaatw.org/events-and-news/68-gaatw-news/1098-feminist-fridays
 
Description Fieldwork training for the Burkina Faso survey (ISSP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Burkina Faso MIDEQ team, coordinated by Dr Bonayi Dabiré, began training enumerators who will carry out the quantitative survey. In total, around fifty candidates were selected to take part in this training. The training lasted 10 days during which participants will learn about the various questionnaires and fundamental elements of this research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/fieldwork-training-burkina-faso-survey/
 
Description Five Takeaways on Migration and Development - Blog (Jason Gagnon) 
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 Blog based on the Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development (PDMD), organised by OECD Development Centre - with major players, governments, experts and policy-makers looking at the links between migration and development across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Blog written by Jason Gagnon, OECD Economist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://oecd-development-matters.org/2019/12/23/five-takeaways-on-migration-and-development/#more-11...
 
Description Forced Return Migration to Haiti during the COVID-19 Pandemic - MIDEQ Blog (Olriche Fortin) 
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 MIDEQ blog on Haitians return migrants during COVID-19, many of whom have come from flights via the United States or the Dominican Republic. The blog examines how these waves of mass deportations will further weaken the country's health system, which was already characterized by its limited capacity to meet the needs of the population. Blog written by Olriche Fortin, MIDEQ researcher. French version: https://www.mideq.org/fr/blog/covid-19-et-la-migration-de-retour-forc%C3%A9e-en-ha%C3%AFti/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/forced-return-migration-haiti-during-covid-19-pandemic/
 
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 From Despair to Hope? Securing Rights for Haitian Migrants in the New Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog to mark Lula's succession as Brazilian President, intended to raise awareness of the needs of Haitians and other migrants after a period of significant anti-immigrant rhetoric
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://cpr.unu.edu/publications/articles/securing-rights-for-haitian-migrants-new-brazil.html
 
Description From promises to practice: Towards the effective implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (MIDEQ event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This hybrid event was the first in a series of migration policy roundtables and provides an opportunity to reflect on progress related to the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). The event was organised by the UN University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in partnership with the MIDEQ Hub and Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI). Speakers came from government, international organisations, civil society and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/from-promises-to-practice-towards-the-effective-implementation-of-th...
 
Description G. Harindranath & M R Lorini- Digital tech, inequality and migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion with researchers and practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description G. Harindranath, Maria Rosa Lorini - Digital technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This three-day event (12th-14th September) for c.21 people built on our previous research into the use of digital technologies by migrants and their family members. It resulted in proposals for three digital interventions that will help to reduce Nepali migrant-defined inequalities. We brought together returnee migrants, local tech-developers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description G. Harindranath, Maria Rosa Lorini - Digital technologies, inequality and migration' Sandpit & Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This three-day event (12th-14th September) for c.21 people built on our previous research into the use of digital technologies by migrants and their family members. It resulted in proposals for three digital interventions that will help to reduce Nepali migrant-defined inequalities. We brought together returnee migrants, local tech-developers and media companies, local migrant organisations, and international organisations to do three main things: • Explore how inequalities are experienced by migrants and their family members and how the use of digital tech can reduce these; • Facilitate collaboration between migrant organisations and tech developers to craft appropriate and relevant digital interventions; and • Plan the necessary follow-up co-design activities and modes of collaboration between parties who decide to engage with this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description G. Harindranath, Tim Unwin, M R Lorini - Digital Technologies, Inequality, and Development in the context of South-South Migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We organised a thematic discussion at the (UN) International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS 2022) (online) on 29th April 2022. WSIS is the largest international gathering of the ICT4D (ICT for development) community involving policy makers, ICT4D practitioners and academia. The forum's focus is on engaging with policy, research and practice on the use of digital aligned with WSIS action lines and SDGs. Our thematic forum brought together representatives from policy, academia and practice including migrant advocacy organisations, international agencies and civil society groups to identify pathways for the safe use of digital technologies to address inequalities faced by migrants and their family members. Participating organsiations included ILO, ICRC, IOM and migrant advocacy group, Migrant Forum in Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2022/Agenda/Session/240
 
Description GIZ Gender and Migration Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel Discussant at GIZ Gender and Migration Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Gender and Migration - Training (Nicola Piper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Women in Migration Network as a training session for civil society organisations around the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Gender and migration in the Global South - Intersectional reflections on International Women's Day (Matthew Walsham and Tanja Bastia) 
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 Blog on International Women's Day reflecting on the heavy toll that Covid-19 has had on migrants across the world and how the pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated the gendered inequalities that many migrant women face.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/gender-and-migration-in-the-global-south/
 
Description Gender considerations: the role of the EAC-CMP and the IGAD-FMP in facilitating labour mobility in the EHoA region. Regional Ministerial Forum on Migration (RMFM) Technical working group on gender and diaspora 
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 Leander Kandilige was invited to be part of the technical working group to integrate gender into labour mobility issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Gender considerations: the role of the EAC-CMP and the IGAD-FMP in facilitating labour mobility in the EHoA region. Regional Ministerial Forum on Migration (RMFM) Technical working group on gender and diaspora 
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 Gender considerations: the role of the EAC-CMP and the IGAD-FMP in facilitating labour mobility in the EHoA region. Regional Ministerial Forum on Migration (RMFM) Technical working group on gender and diaspora
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Gender inequality brief (Kavita Datta, Nicola Piper, Tanja Bastia) 
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 Brief on gender work package which outlines research questions and approach to understanding the relationship with gender and migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/gender-inequality-brief/
 
Description Gendered migration in the COVID-19 era - MIDEQ Blog (Laura Foley, Nicola Piper, Matthew Walsham) 
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 MIDEQ blog by researchers Laura Foley, Nicola Piper and Matthew Walsham on exploring two main issues in relation to gender, labour migration and the pandemic - care work and gender responsive policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/gendered-migration-covid-19-era/
 
Description Gendering Nepal-Malaysia's Migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Nadiah Ahmad presented on current findings on the gender dimensions of Nepal-Malaysia corridor. This includes findings on how gender shapes migratory desires, expectations and decisions, the everyday experiences between Nepali men and women in Malaysia, as well as the extent to which migration positively or negatively reconstructs pre-existing gender inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/gendering-nepal-malaysias-migration-corridor/
 
Description German Young Academy's panel discussion on "Inclusion of academics and artists from the Global South" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ co-director Alison Phipps was a panellist on German Young Academy's discussion on "Inclusion of academics and artists from the Global South".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Glasgow Motherlanguage Day Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At the opening ceremony of the BHASHA Glasgow Language Festival on Sunday 21 Feb 21, Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and Arts took the opportunity to call for a Languages Strategy for Scotland "Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.greatergovanhill.com/latest/unesco-chair-calls-for-languages-strategy-for-scotland
 
Description Global interstate bilateral labour migration agreements (BLMA) as migration governance tools: An analysis from a gender lens (Nicola Piper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Nicola Piper spoke at an event hosted by Tel Aviv University. The aims to create a space for an interdisciplinary and international conversation on bilateral labour agreements, the motivations behind them, their implications for migration governance, the rights of workers and their unique character as international law documents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.trafflab.org/bilateral-labor-agreements
 
Description Governance: how do we learn collectively and navigate difference? Lessons from migration governance and policy development. Collective Leadership Institute Transformation Literacy Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Leander Kandilige - this involved scholars and practitioners on governance and policy development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Governance: how do we learn collectively and navigate difference? Lessons from migration governance and policy development. Collective Leadership Institute Transformation Literacy Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Governance: how do we learn collectively and navigate difference? Lessons from migration governance and policy development. Collective Leadership Institute Transformation Literacy Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Grappling with South-South migration and inequalities at the Development Studies Association annual conference - MIDEQ Blog (Matthew Walsham) 
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 MIDEQ blog written by researcher Matthew Walsham on a panel discussion with MIDEQ researchers on Global South-South migration and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/grappling-south-south-migration-and-inequalities-development-studies-a...
 
Description H THOMAS: ONLINE EXHIBITION FOR UN 75TH ANNIVERSARY 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Hannah Rose Thomas is PhD student with MIDEQ. Her PhD thesis is in 'Evaluating the human and social Impact of Art for migratory and marginalized people - An Intercultural, Multilingual Approach to Equity.' Her research interest is in investigating the restorative and transformative potential of the arts to support conflict-affected and migratory communities to reconcile, to heal the past and to re-build a future.

Hannah's work is featured in a virtual exhibition with Google Arts & Culture to mark the UN's Official 75th Anniversary Programme, 'The Future is Unwritten: Artists for Tomorrow'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/the-future-is-unwritten-hannah-thomas-tears-of-gold/lQKC25...
 
Description Haiti - Brazil migration corridor brief (Professor Louis Herns Marcelin) 
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 Published brief on the Brazil -Haiti migration corridor including research questions that are being considered and relevant work packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/haiti-brazil-corridor-brief/
 
Description Haiti and Ethiopia team collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Launched the Haiti-Ethiopia collaboration with a trip to Ethiopia to begin planning/structuring/solidifying the collaboration between the Haiti Migration Network and Center for Migration Studies at Wachemo University. Participated in the workshop on Migration Processes in the Ethiopia-South Africa Corridor: Drivers and Impact in Hosana, Ethiopia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Haitian Families and Loss of Remittances During the COVID-19 Pandemic - OCED Development Matters (Toni Cela and Louis Herns Marcelin) 
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 Blog on OCED Development Matters on COVID-19 and its impact on remittances in Haiti. The blog is part of a larger series covering COVID-19 in developing countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://oecd-development-matters.org/2020/05/29/haitian-families-and-loss-of-remittances-during-the-...
 
Description Haitian United Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The goal of these discussions are to generate dialogue between political factions in Haiti; to create awareness on violence and migration, particularly migration of young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hamadzi, memory as silence: memory in sound, silence and the compassion of music - MIDEQ Blog (Gameli Tordzro) 
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 MIDEQ blog from Gameli Tordzro on the relationship between migration and music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/hamadzi-memory-silence-memory-sound-silence-and-compassion-music/
 
Description Hamadzi, memory as silence: memory, language learning and remembering a forgotten language - MIDEQ Blog (Gameli Tordzro) 
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 MIDEQ blog from researcher Gameli Tordzro on reflections on memory, language learning and remembering a forgotten language
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/hamadzi-memory-silence-memory-language-learning-and-remembering-forgot...
 
Description Hannah Rose Thomas and 'Tears of Gold' Ukraine Portrait unveiling and panel discussion in Westminster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The weeklong exhibition of 'Tears of Gold' to mark World Refugee Day (20 June 2022) was sponsored by UNHCR UK, the UN Refugee Agency, and Rehman Chishti MP. This series of portraits of women from across the world profiles the stories, suffering, and search for justice that define just a handful of those millions forced from their homes worldwide. A new portrait of Ukrainian refugees Maria and her mother Nadiia from Kyiv was unveiled.

Hannah took part in a panel discussion alongside Vicky Tennant, UNHCR's Representative to the UK; Ferozan, a former female judge from Afghanistan who features in the exhibition and Baroness Sarah Ludford, sponsor of the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill.

Hannah's portraits of Yezidi, Rohingya, and Nigerian women are a visual testimony not only of war and injustice but also of humanity, dignity, and resilience. The works use art as a tool for advocacy and bringing stories into places of influence in the West.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://hannahrosethomas.com
 
Description Heading south: a reflection of child migration patterns from southern Ethiopia - MIDEQ Blog (Meron Zeleke) 
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 MIDEQ blog on child migration in southern Ethiopia specifically from the lens of irregular migration and gender. Blog written by MIDEQ researcher Meron Zeleke
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/fr/blog/heading-south-reflection-child-migration-patterns-southern-ethiopia/
 
Description HeartEdge event for 'Mapping Faith' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Book launch for Mapping Faith: Theologies of Migration and Community. MIDEQ researchers Tawona Sitholé and Alison Phipps a have chapter in the book. The book explores how poetry emerges from, and gives voice to, diverse experiences of exile, flight, abuse, hope, refuge and belonging.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-refuge-exile-voices-of-migration-tickets-153707195359
 
Description Heritage and Our Sustainable Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WP11 team chaired and led sessions on reducing inequalities through people centred and decolonising approaches
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nomadit.co.uk/heritage-and-our-sustainable-future/programme#day-four
 
Description How We Talk About Migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with Laura Hammond (MIDEQ CO-I) and Benjamin Dix (PositiveNegatives) on using art to represent and communicate migration narratives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rgs.org/h0wd0w3ta1kab0utm1grat10n/
 
Description How and why do migrants use digital tech? 
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 from MIDEQ researcher Tim Unwin which summarises key findings from survey results in Nepal, Malaysia and South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/how-and-why-do-migrants-use-digital-tech/
 
Description How are migration policies encountered by migrants? (MIDEQ blog) 
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 MIDEQ researcher Jessica Hagen-Zanker's blog focuses on the implementation of migration policies, specifically analysing the effectiveness of migration management in influencing migration decision-making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/how-are-migration-policies-encountered-by-migrants/
 
Description How has digital technology impacted & shaped migration intermediaries - Panel discussion at the Migrant Belongings conference, 22nd April 2021. Organised by Utrecht University - Maria Rosa Lorini & Francisca Sassetti 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel discussion at the Migrant Belongings conference, 22nd April 2021. The panel included a WP9 researcher (Dr Maria Rosa Lorini) and PhD student (Francisca Sassetti)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://migrantbelongings.sites.uu.nl/
 
Description How migrant entrepreneurs find their way in South Africa 
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 discussing the experiences of migrant entrepreneurs in South Africa. The blog was published on 360 Info hosted by Monash University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://360info.org/how-migrant-entrepreneurs-find-their-way-in-south-africa/
 
Description How migrants are changing the male face of Ghana's gold mines - Mary Setrana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mary Setrana discusses in a podcast: "I work with the MIDEQ ('Migration for Development & Equality') project, and our research shows that women are migrating independently between countries in the Global South and doing male-dominated work such as mining and construction. It is evident that Chinese women are moving to Ghana for better job opportunities in mining - challenging the assumption that mining is for men."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/podcasts/podcast-borders-belonging/migrant-ghana-gold-mine-women-hu...
 
Description How migrants can best benefit from the use of digital tech 
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 OECD development blog from MIDEQ Co-I Tim Unwin on how migrants use digital technologies and recommendations on how to utilise digital technologies already used by migrants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://oecd-development-matters.org/2022/02/07/how-migrants-can-best-benefit-from-the-use-of-digita...
 
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 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 Hub-wide survey: migrants, migrant households, returnees - Impact case study 
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 Case study exploring the potential impacts from the Hub wide survey conducted in the Global South
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/hub-wide-survey-migrants-migrant-households-returnees/
 
Description I am Tiger 
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 this is a drama for ages 12+ about how to survive when the worst has happened. To accompany Perth Theatre and Imaginate's production of I Am Tiger in May 2022, we worked with four Writers and Drama Artists to create and facilitate writing workshops with 12-18 year olds. These workshops explored the language we use to express our emotions and considered how writing can help our mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.horsecross.co.uk/learning-and-engagement/schools-and-nurseries/secondary-schools/we-are-...
 
Description IASFM18: Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Members from MIDEQ's creative arts thematic area team gave the keynote and a performance (Mmere Dane) as well. The event focused on creative and artistic representations, debates and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pheedloop.com/iasfm18/site/
 
Description ICT/education of women in East London - South Africa 
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 Basic training for migrants on how to apply for permit extension and how to look for materials that relate to the regularisation of stay in South Africa. The idea emerged as a result of the a request by a group of women in East London for training to enable them to apply for permits etc to reduce their dependence on men
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description INURED article featured in national newspaper in Haiti 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MIDEQ researchers Dr Toni Cela and Dr Louis Herns Marcelin article was featured in a Haitian national newspaper, Le National.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lenational.org/reader.php?rebmun=1326
 
Description Impact Initiatives: building capacity 
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 Summaries and explores the impact initiatives and interventions specifically focused on building capacity and shifting knowledge production from the Global North towards the Global South
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/impact-initiatives-building-capacity/
 
Description Impact Initiatives: changing narratives 
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 Explores impact initiatives and interventions specifically focused on changing the narrative on migration and migrants in the Global South.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/impact-initiatives-changing-narratives/
 
Description Impact Initiatives: improving migrant lives 
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 Provides a summary of the impact initiatives and interventions through the MIDEQ Hub. This one specifically focuses on projects aimed at improving migrant lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/impact/impact-initiatives-improving-migrant-lives/
 
Description Impact of free trade agreements on migration, development and human rights: the case of Jordan (MIDEQ blog) 
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 from MIDEQ colleagues in Jordan about Jordan's free trade agreements and it impact on migrant labour in Jordan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/free-trade-agreements-migration-development-human-rights-jordan/
 
Description In conversation; Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon on Migration and Development (Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon) - Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast with MIDEQ researcher Tanja Bastia. They discuss their long-term collaboration in the fields of migration and development and their wish to build on long-standing research by bringing together established thinkers and new areas of research - an approach which has culminated in a new handbook, Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/in-conversation-bastia-skeldon-migration-development/
 
Description In search of greener pastures: unsafe migration in Sri Lanka's tea plantation sector (MIDEQ blog) 
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 MIDEQ blog exploring gender and migration within the context of tea plantations in Sri Lanka.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/in-search-of-greener-pastures-unsafe-migration-in-sri-lankas-tea-plant...
 
Description Inaugural Iona Community lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "These Stones Will Shout Aloud: gathering global voices on themes of climate justice, hospitality, faith and the integration of the whole of life."

Through this annual lecture the Iona Community brings to public notice the voices of people from across the globe who connect faith with action. This reflects our conviction that 'the radical, inclusive community we seek must be embodied in the community we practice.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.westreamit.co.uk/iona2022
 
Description Inclusive Growth and Migration webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ colleagues Heaven Crawley and Oliver Bakewell participated in a thought-provoking conversation on how inclusive growth can be framed, how it can enrich discussions around migration and development, and how MIAG's work can inform more effective policymaking. The event was hosted by the Open University's Migration for Inclusive African Growth (MIAG) research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/inclusive-growth-and-migration-webinar-hosted-international-developm...
 
Description Inequalities, Arts and Culture in Migration Studies Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The WP11 - Multilingual Arts, Creative Resistance and Wellbeing Work Package - undertook a detailed review of the published, extant literature on arts, language and culture and migration in each of the countries and corridors in the MIDEQ research design. The team chose to record their work as a podcast as part of their work of both accessibility and creative resistance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/inequalities-arts-and-culture-migration-studies/
 
Description Inequality, migration and return migration along the China-Ghana corridor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MIDEQ Regional Conference on Migration for Development and Equality - Inequality and Migration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/mideq-regional-conference-on-migration-for-development-and-equality/
 
Description Infrastructures of mobility: rural-transnational migration and social mobilization in Egypt's Nile Delta - Hosted by Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo 
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 Disseminated findings from qualitative research on migration infrastructures on Egypt's Nile Delta to members of the general public and professional practitioners in the field of migration in an online webinar hosted by CMRS. Led by Nada El-Kouny, MIDEQ Researcher
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/infrastructures-mobility-rural-transnational-migration-social-mobili...
 
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 International Migrants Day event - Contribution of Migration to Development in the MENA 
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 On the occasion of International Migrants Day, UNU-CPR and the Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) at the Lebanese American University, in partnership with the MIDEQ Hub and the International Labour Organization (ILO), organized an online panel that aimed to address the contributions of migration to development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, focusing on Jordan and Lebanon more specifically. Moderated by Professor Heaven Crawley (UNU-CPR), panelists from MIDEQ (Jordan) and the ILO Regional Office (Lebanon) discussed how migratory practices have contributed, and continue to contribute to, development priorities and narratives in both contexts. Dr Jasmin Lilian Diab (IMS and UNU-CPR) provided introductory remarks on the MENA context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://cpr.unu.edu/events/archive/event/contributions-of-migration-to-development-in-the-mena.html
 
Description Interview for Sunday Times 
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 Interview with Sunday Times based on finding of MEDMIG and MIDEQ research, views/findings cited in the published article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-do-migrants-come-to-the-uk-mzgfhdk9k
 
Description Interview on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire breakfast show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire breakfast show about the drowning of 27 people crossing the channel and the reasons why people come to the UK in search of protection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show 
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 Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales in response to drowning of people crossing the English Channel in search of protection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_wales_fm
 
Description Interview to the New Humanitarian (Faisal Garba) 
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 Co-Investigator Faisal Garba granted an interview to the New Humanitarian in February 2021 on COVID's impacts on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview with Eric Reidy (The New Humanitarian) about refugee protection in context of COVID-19 
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 Media interview with Eric Reidy (The New Humanitarian) about the politics of protection in a post COVID-19 world and exploring both the impacts of the pandemic on refugee protection over the first year (2020) and anticipated impacts over year two (2021). One of the consequences of this discussion was an agreement that MIDEQ will be able to pitch op-ed ideas to The New Humanitarian in future and/or he may approach MIDEQ colleagues about potential contributions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/migration
 
Description Interview with Hadiya TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on the drivers and impact of Hadiya migration to South Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://fb.watch/ej_8TJnSn7/
 
Description Interview with La Vanguardia, a Catalan newspaper based in Barcelona 
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 The interview was related to the recently discovered mass-grave of Ethiopian migrants in Malawi on their way to South Africa with the objective of what needs to be done to provide for the protection needs of migrants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Introduce MIDEQ to Policymakers at OECD in Paris - INURED 
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 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 Introduction to MIDEQ meeting - Open Day hosted by Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted introductory meeting with various professional practitioners in the migration field to introduce MIDEQ and explore potential for future collaboration and synergies; attendees included the ILO, IOM, and officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Invited Attendee - Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly 
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 World Refugee Day on the 70th Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention: European solidarity and protection UK Parliament, House of Lords, London Web Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited seminar: digital technologies and migration - Tim Unwin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar and lectures were held at Institut de Géographie de l'Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

The presentation led to future collaboration with researchers working beyond the MIDEQ corridor countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited speaker by ILO: digital technologies and skills development 
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 Invited speaker at meeting convened by ILO to explore development of migrant worker organisations, esp. in Zimbabwe. This led to Future collaboration and policy influence as well.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited speaker, Migration and Refugees, Royal College of Defence Studies (Ministry of Defence), London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to senior MoD staff on the topic of migration and refugees, drawing on data and evidence from the MIDEQ and MEDMIG projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://da.mod.uk/colleges-and-schools/royal-college-of-defence-studies/
 
Description Irregularity, informality and inequality: Ethiopian migrant entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Yordanos S. Estifanos from the Ethiopia-South Africa research corridor presented his research on Ethiopian entrepreneurs at an open seminar series hosted at the University of Cape Town.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/irregularity-informality-and-inequality-ethiopian-migrant-entreprene...
 
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 Ivoirian migrants in Burkina Faso: the other side of the dynamic in the Burkina Faso- Cote d'Ivoire corridor (MIDEQ blog) 
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 MIDEQ blog looking at the history of Ivorians in Burkina Faso and their experiences finding jobs and settling in country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.mideq.org/fr/blog/des-immigres-ivoiriens-burkina-faso-cote-divoire/
 
Description Joy News media item, Ghana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media coverage of the MIDEQ Regional Symposium held at the University of Ghana on 14-15 March 2023, with pieces to camera by Heaven Crawley (MIDEQ Director), Mary Setrana (Director, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana) and Joseph Teye (MIDEQ Co-Director and Co-I for Ghana).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://fb.watch/jhWCzyISqQ/
 
Description Keynote at 17th Annual LESLLA Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé gave keynote at LESLLA - Hospitality through Languages: Pain, Joy, Gist. This paper will bring a rich seam of work from within refugee experience and story and the poetic patterning of learning and orality. Expect spoken surprises, southern epistemologies and maybe some lessons from the stars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Keynote at Scottish Paediatric Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ co-director Alison Phipps delivered keynote speech at the Scottish Paediatric Society, the Charles McNeil lecture at our St Andrews Day meeting. The keynote focused on the problems for refugee children, the Asylum system and a way forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/scotpedsociety/status/1458868872090734594?s=20&t=nTCOUjy6ekhT-njgAgCDvQ
 
Description Keynote speech at International Migrants Day Conference 2021: The Pandemic and Beyond, 'Overcoming (im)mobility in an era of crisis: who bears the brunt?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Nicola Piper participated in a keynote speech at International Migrants Day Conference 2021. The panel was hosted at the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Asian Research Center for Migration. It was co-organised with ILO and IOM with 60 participants including academics, NGO staff, international organisation staff). Points from speech featured in the final conference report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Launch of Handbook of Migration and Development at the Development Studies Association conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the launch of the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development. In addition to Tanja Bastia, multiple chapters are authored by academics involved in MIDEQ .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lecture for A level students at Highgate School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online lecture given to A level students at Highgate School on the MIDEQ project and the relationships between migration, inequality and development in the context of South-South migration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Left behind, anxious and forgotten: the impact of COVID-19 on the wives of migrants - MIDEQ Blog (Indu Dhungana and Anita Ghimire) 
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 MIDEQ blog on COVID-19 and its impact on the family members that Nepali workers leave behind. Blog written by Indu Dhungana, Researcher and Anita Ghimire, Co-Investigator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/left-behind-anxious-and-forgotten-impact-covid-19-wives-migrants/
 
Description Leveraging ICT to address inequality brief (Hari Harindranath and Tim Unwin) 
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 MIDEQ brief on work package nine: leveraging ICT to address inequality. The brief examines digital technology in the context of migration, the proposed workplan and key research questions that their work aims to address.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/leveraging-ict-address-inequality-brief/
 
Description Linguistic Circle Edinburgh March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MIDEQ researchers Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé presented a talk at the University of Edinburgh's seminar series. The talk focused on Languages and Cultural Justice: Tentative steps towards a third age of common heritage of humankind. It considered the possibility of a third age which might see the intangible and tangible common cultural heritage of humankind as which might be amenable to the framings and exemplars offered by the concept of cultural justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/linguistics-and-english-language/events/linguistic-circle-2021-03-25
 
Description LitFest Harare - Tawona Sitholé - Opening Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tawona Sitholé - A Poetic Address on the State of Being in the Face of a Pandemic
LitFest Harare 2020
International literature festival, Harare Zimbabwe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://fb.watch/3TgiWCweQW/
 
Description Looking at home from afar: Right to vote for overseas Nepalese workers 
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 MIDEQ researcher Yvonne Khor Gee-Woen and Sarmila Mainali opinion piece Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia and their political participation in Nepali elections. The blog was also published on Online Khabar, a local media outlet in Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/looking-at-home-from-afar-right-to-vote-for-overseas-nepalese-workers/
 
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 Blog - Decentring Knowledge Production 
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 MIDEQ blog written on decentring knowledge production, specifically in migration studies, from the Global North to the Global South.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/decentring-knowledge-production/
 
Description MIDEQ Project Introduction (Rufaro Moyo) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Project was introduced to Ethiopian women migrants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ Project Introduction in Belville, Epping and the Cape Town (Edewin Nsah) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The project was introduced to groups of Ethiopian businesses in Belville, Epping and the Cape Town CBD, Cape Town
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ Project Introduction in Cape Town, South Africa (Dr. Henrietta Nymanjoh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The MIDEQ Project was introduced with a presentation to a group of Ethiopian Orthodox church members in Cape Town
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ Project Introduction in Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa (Yordanos Seifu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Online sessions were held to introduce the Project to groups of Ethiopian migrants in Johannesburg and Durban
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ Project Introduction in Hermanus, South Africa (Faisal Garba, Azwi Netshikulwe, Nurudeen Oladokun) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Project was introduced to a group of Ethiopian business owners and workers in the town of Hermanus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ Project Introduction in Langa, Khayelithsa and Phillipi Townships of Cape Town (Mujib Rahman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Project was introduced to groups of Ethiopians living and working in Langa, Khayelithsa and Phillipi Townships of Cape Town
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MIDEQ Share Out - 'Changing the Story': Piensamento y libertad (Thought and Freedom) and Tribal Education Methodologies in Venezuela and India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This MIDEQ Share Out event focussed on arts-based methodologies, youth/participant led research and sustainability in two Changing the Story (CTS) projects: Pensamiento y libertad (Thought and Freedom) in Venezuela and Tribal Education Methodology (TEM) in Kerala, India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/mideq-share-out-changing-the-story-piensamento-y-libertad-thought-an...
 
Description MIDEQ Share Out - COVID-19 and the resilience of systemic suppression, oppression and repression (Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ webinar on the notion of individual resilience without an analysis on the structural inequalities that exist and have been exacerbated by COVID-19. In order to generate true resilience to, rather than reinforce, suppression, oppression and repression, Professor Nyamnjoh called for carefully negotiated and inclusive action, creativity and innovative and convivial solidarity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/covid-19-and-resilience-systemic-suppression-oppression-and-repressi...
 
Description MIDEQ Share Out - Diaspora finance for development: from remittances to investment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researcher Stephen Gelb and Simon McMahon and Sona Kalantaryan, from the European Commission, participated in a webinar discussing on their technical report, Diaspora finance for development: from remittances to investment. The report was published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service. The webinar was hosted by MIDEQ.

The report identifies over 300 diaspora finance initiatives and highlights the broad diversity of diaspora finance mechanisms around the world. It also points out the lack of systematic international data on diaspora investment flows and quality evidence on the development outcomes of different diaspora finance initiatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/mideq-share-out-diaspora-finance-development-remittances-investment/