GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub

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

Abstract

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

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

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

Planned Impact

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

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Heaven Crawley (Principal Investigator)
Anita Ghimire (Co-Investigator)
Nassim Roxane MAJIDI (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7066-0045
Laura Christine Hammond (Co-Investigator)
Dereje Feyissa Dori (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1831-226X
Alison Phipps (Co-Investigator)
Eliana Sousa Silva (Co-Investigator)
Tanja Bastia (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Roy Gelb (Co-Investigator)
Seng-Guan Yeoh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2072-7392
G. 'Hari' Harindranath (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5148-9297
Tim Unwin (Co-Investigator)
Louis Herns Marcelin (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9238-9695
Jixia LU (Co-Investigator)
Joseph Kofi Teye (Co-Investigator)
Musa Shteiwi (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0425-3024
Oliver Bakewell (Co-Investigator)
Zaid Eyadat (Co-Investigator)
Loren Landau (Co-Investigator)
Ana Claudia Machado Rebelo Marques (Co-Investigator)
Jailson Souza Silva (Co-Investigator)
Ibrahim Awad (Co-Investigator)
Cathy Zimmerman (Co-Investigator)
Ana Claudia Duarte Rocha Marques (Co-Investigator)
Handerson Joseph (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8634-9435
Tanya Zack (Co-Investigator)
Kavita Datta (Co-Investigator)
Bonayi Hubert DABIRE (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9837-6337
Nicola Piper (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3993-8699
KANDO AMEDEE SOUMAHORO (Co-Investigator)
Jessica Sabine Hagen-Zanker (Co-Investigator)
Katharine Jones (Co-Investigator)
Gameli Kodzo Tordzro (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9091-9309
Naa Densua Tordzro (Researcher)
Ligia Kiss (Researcher)
Heidi Stöckl (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0907-8483
Tawona Sithole (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 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 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 Inclusion of 'The artist and the professor, the mother and the wife' as part of Coventry Creates 
Description Coventry Creates is part of the ongoing work by Coventry and Warwick universities in the lead up to the City of Culture. The University Partnership has funded over 30 creative research projects, involving over 50 Coventry organisations and local communities. During the March-May 2020 COVID-19 UK lockdown Coventry University and the University of Warwick selected 18 local artists to receive a grant that allowed them to continue their work during the pandemic. Coventry Creates received over 100 applications and has funded 18 collaborative projects with researchers from the social sciences, arts, science and medicine from across both the city's universities. The output is a digital exhibition of artworks created during lockdown and inspired by university research. Included amongst these 18 artistic responses to research are poetry about Coventry, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matters movement as well as stories about what Coventry means to refugees, Coventry's twinning history, women's suffrage and how interactive games can help break down the complexities of homelessness. The creative connections between artists and researchers living in Coventry are highlighted by 'The Artist and the Professor' (see separate entry). 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Local and regional impacts through inclusion of the issues relation to migration and inequality highlighted through 'The artist and the professor' in the portfolio of work associated with Coventry City of Culture 2021 
URL https://coventrycreates.co.uk/
 
Title Lungulungu Kpordomi (MIDEQ Inception Conceptual Interpretation Dance on Video) (Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, Uni of Glasgow) 
Description Video documentary of the South-South Migration Inequality and Development Hub inception 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact visual record 
URL https://vimeo.com/338505306
 
Title Mother Language Festival 
Description Performance at Festival 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact repeat invitations 
 
Title NOYAM Consent Video (Gameli Kodzo Tordzro, Uni of Glasgow) 
Description NOYAM Consent Video 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The NOYAM Consent Video provides others with a resource for research delivery or teaching that can extend their understanding of how to secure oral consent from research participants. 
URL https://vimeo.com/339527911
 
Title Performance 
Description UNESCO Chair Performance 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Invitations to further events 
 
Title Presenting MiDEQ work in Schools 
Description performance and workshop including children's multilingual story telling 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact repeat invitations 
 
Title Short poem - Dead Beneath our Feet 
Description Short poem entitled 'The dead beneath our feet' reflecting on the Transatlantic slave trade following the Hub's visit to Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Intended to stimulate engagement in the emotional impacts/implications of visiting historic sites which are associated with forced migration i.e.e slavery 
URL https://heavencrawley.com/2020/02/17/the-dead-beneath-our-feet
 
Title TEDx Glasgow 
Description TEDx 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact repeat invitations 
 
Title 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 Given the significant impact of the GCRF funding cuts on the delivery of MIDEQ's research, we are yet in a position to report on the latest findings of the research: research data collected by partners in the Global South is currently being cleaned ready to be uploaded into our online system for analysis. We anticipate that the findings will emerge following our Research Symposium which is scheduled to take place in Nepal in September 2022, subject to COVID travel restrictions. This meeting will be the first opportunity that researchers will have had to come together to discuss the project's findings in three years. Following the Symposium we will be in a much better position to report on the key findings associated with this award. The information below is taken from our 2021 submission and reflects what was known at that time, particularly in terms of the impacts of COVID-19 on the relationships between migration and inequality in the contexts in which the MIDEQ Hub is working.

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Some delays in research delivery due to COVID-19 have been inevitable, most notably the postponement of the fieldwork that was due to start in March 2020. Nonetheless we are able to report significant progress in relation to data collection and analysis in a number of countries. Following a period of adaptation to the new context which included the production of new research protocols for face-to-face fieldwork (including, for example, provision of PPE for both researchers and participants), data collection has now been completed for the Hub-wide survey in two countries (Burkina Faso, Haiti) and is nearing completion in a further two (Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana). A number of teams have adapted their methodological approach to include online data collection and many of the teams have been able to undertake qualitative data collection. Drawing on this initial wave of research, MIDEQ Hub members have produced more than 100 publications, including more than 60 blogs reflecting on emerging challenges and issues. A key finding across virtually all contexts is that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified and deepened existing inequalities, including those associated with migration. The examples that follow are illustrative:

- Malaysia 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 are thriving during the pandemic, migrant workers are 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 has chosen to blame migrants for the pandemic and used it as a pretext for arbitrary detention and deportation;

- Nepali migrant workers are among those returning from Malaysia in significant numbers. According to MIDEQ researchers in Nepal, the consequences are not entirely negative: returnees are contributing to agricultural productivity and rebalancing a growing dependence on remittances from migrant labour and there is potential for the role of intermediaries to diversify. Nonetheless evidence from fieldwork in Nepal suggests that the significant downturn in the flow of resources into Nepali families and communities associated with COVID-19 is certain to have implications;

- In Ethiopia, similarly, remittances make a crucial contribution to the macroeconomic balance, providing a much-needed source of foreign exchange. MIDEQ researchers have focused on better understanding the implications of COVID-19 for the significant flows that reach communities through informal rather than formal channels. The focus is on the Hadiya-Kembata region in Southern Ethiopia, a major place of origin for Ethiopian migrants to South Africa. It is clear from MIDEQ's research that the national lockdown has caused many migrant-owned small businesses to either collapse or find themselves of the verge of bankruptcy;

- In Haiti too, there are significant concerns that any decrease in remittance transfers poses an immediate threat to the health and well-being of many Haitian families. Mixed-methods research undertaken by the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) indicates a dire situation in terms of the impacts of the pandemic on households and the most vulnerable in Haitian society, including the poor, women, and girls. The pandemic arrived on the heels of political and economic crises, intensifying pre-existing conditions of vulnerability while further disrupting daily life. In addition, the study unearths the disparate impacts of the pandemic on urban and rural households, suggesting that although the public health risks in densely populated urban areas may be higher, the economic impacts on rural populations are, in many ways, more devastating. Remittances from key destination countries in the Global North, such as the United States and Canada, proved to be a vital mitigating force during the pandemic, whereas remittance transfers from the Global South such as Brazil and Chile decreased during the crisis. Methodologically, the study highlights the importance of flexible participatory approach in times of pandemic in a population already fragile due to violence and political instability; and

- The findings of research from Ghana shows that income inequality between China and Ghana is a driving force of migration between the two countries. Migration between Ghana and China has yielded some positive outcomes (e.g. remittances, investments) not only for the nation-state but for migrants and their families. Remittances and investment flow from China to Ghana and from Ghana to China have increased in recent years. Harnessing the benefits from the Ghana-China migration has the potential to enhance livelihoods, reduce poverty and smoothen social inequalities in Ghana, but the institutional, policy and behavioural conditioning factors need to be addressed. As elsewhere, COVID-10 has had significant implications for the transfer of people and resources between the two countries.
Exploitation Route As noted in our previous submission (2021), the reach of MIDEQ's engagement and impact both within and outside academia is growing 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 envisage that the reach and significance of the Hub's work will increase as the project gathers momentum and research findings, data and outputs increase, with multiplier effects through our relationships with local, national and regional partners including our international project partners who are well placed to amplify the project's findings across a range of different political and policy contexts. We intend to employ a wide range of different communication methods and tools (including blogs, policy reports, working papers, poetry, animation and the visual arts) to engage different audiences. In addition, embedding multilingual working into the heart and soul of the Hub's work will be 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 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 and UNRISD 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 findings of the research are being both co-developed with, and communicated to, these constituencies. In Haiti for example the results of INURED's research are being circulated among policy makers and shared with multilateral agencies in the hope that they will impact 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. MIDEQ colleagues in Ghana are currently sharing the outputs of their work with policy makers and public officials involved in migration policy and practice and are using the findings to develop and implement capacity building programmes for policy makers, migrants and host communities. These programmes will enhance their capacity to protect migrants and maximise the developmental impacts of migration. In South Africa colleagues are working closely with local migrant advocacy organisations and support groups, including some established as a direct result of the research, to address the immediate and pressing needs of the local community as a consequence of the pandemic. Local organisations such IOM have reached out to the research team to better understand the ways in which migrants make use of technology in that context. 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 the OECD Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development. 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). In countries where our partners are directly involved in the development of national migration and national labour migration policies and programmes, our 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 have been discussed 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 in 2020. 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 2000
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 Participation in a national consultation
 
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, 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 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 Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Diaspora engagement policy of Ghana
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a 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 advisory committee
 
Description Equalities Steering Group, National Galleries of Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Evaluation of population policy in Burkina Faso
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
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 advisory committee
 
Description For ILO : developing Ethical Guidelines for research on forced labour
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a 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 Freedom from Torture campaign
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Following the campaign, Police Scotland will no longer provide training to the Sri Lankan police
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59418770#:~:text=Police%20Scotland%20has%20announced%20it,and...
 
Description Gang Violence and Return Migration
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
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 in Ghana in the labour migration policy of Ghana (Joseph Teye, University of Ghana)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact More policy discussions on Chinese migration to Ghana The labour migration situational analysis conducted by Joseph Teye who drafted the policy relies on the background research on the China-Ghana corridor to problematize mining activities of Chinese in the policy
 
Description Incorporation of issues on south-south migration and inequalities into development plans of ministries and district assemblies
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
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 Participation in a national consultation
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 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 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 Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.unescap.org/intergovernmental-meetings/asia-pacific-regional-review-implementation-globa...
 
Description Social Science Research Council
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved gender representation in the award of grants
 
Description Training of practitioners and policy makers in Ghana
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
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 Irish Aid (ODI, Jessica Hagen Zanker)
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Ireland 
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2024
 
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 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 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 strengthening young leadership capacity for zimbabwes creative and cultural tourism economy
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Global Challenges Research Fund
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 04/2019
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 UKaid skills for employment programme - Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ Nepal researches met with UKAid skills for employment programme to discuss MIDEQ's research and ways for collaboration with UKAid. Specifically UKAid is interested in working with MIDEQ researchers to co-execute action research to better connect Nepali migrants in the Nepal-Malaysia corridor with innovative #FinTech solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6877111221393379328/
 
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 '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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 technologies and migration: Reducing inequalities or creating new ones? TREO Talk, International Conference on Information Systems, 15th Dec 2019, Munich, Germany (Harindranath, G & Unwin T, ) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 30 academics and PG students attended a session at the conference on social inclusion related research talks. There was a lot of interest in MIDEQ's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://github.com/mschermann/treoaticis2019
 
Description Digital technologies, migration and inequality, Copenhagen Business School-Royal Holloway School of Management Joint Workshop, (Harindranath G) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Digital technologies, migration and inequality at a joint workshop between Copenhagen Business School-Royal Holloway School of Management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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/
 
Description MIDEQ Share Out: "Outsider within: interaction of gender, migration and sexuality with institutional power" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This MIDEQ Share Out, webinar, was led by Dr Meena Poudel, MIDEQ Advisory member. The Share Out focused on forced migration, in the form of trafficking of Nepalese women to various parts of India. The webinar was open to the general public, academics and more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/mideq-share-out-outsider-within-interaction-of-gender-migration-and-...
 
Description MIDEQ Share Out: Anti-Slavery Knowledge Network: Community-led strategies for creative and heritage-based interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This MIDEQ Share Out, webinar, featured the Antislavery Knowledge Network (AKN) a GCEF funded Network+ project. The webinar focused on AKN's work to centre creative, art-based approaches as a way to understand, critically engage with and tackle modern slavery. More than 30 people attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/anti-slavery-knowledge-network-community-led-strategies-creative-and...
 
Description MIDEQ blog on COVID-19 as the great amplifier 
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 entitled 'The great amplifier: COVID-19, migration and inequality' exploring the impacts of the global pandemic on deepening existing inequalities and creating new ones. Led to further requests for blogs and event engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/great-amplifier-covid-19-migration-and-inequality/
 
Description MIDEQ blog on the implications of COVID-19 for migration and inequality 
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 the implications for COVID-19 for the relationships between migration and inequality. Led to several other related blogs and an article for Social Sciences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/understanding-migration-and-inequality-context-covid-19/
 
Description MIDEQ researchers (Crawley, Garba) interviewed for The New Humanitarian 
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 in The New Humanitarian entitled 'One year on: How the pandemic has affected refugees, asylum seekers, and migration' with quotes from Crawley and Garba drawing on MIDEQ research findings including the lead quote in the piece 'It's the poverty and inequality that kills people, not the virus.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/analysis/2021/3/10/one-year-how-pandemic-has-affected-refugees-as...
 
Description MIDEQ website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The MIDEQ website was commissioned by ODI, the Hub's communications delivery partner and built by DEV with content supplied by the PI and Co-Is. The website was launched in September 2019. It is intended to be the main 'go to' place for information about the Hub's work including Co-Is and their research teams, corridors, thematic areas and project partners as well as publications and resources produced by the Hub over time (blogs, policy papers, working papers, substantive research reports). As such it is a key mechanism for engaging audiences outside of academia in the Hub's work. Importantly the website is available in languages other than English (French, Arabic and Portuguese currently). It has also been designed to ensure functionality in low bandwidth areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.mideq.org
 
Description Making South-South Migration work for Development - Perspective and initiatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America, Quito (Jason Gagnon, OECD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Global Forum on migration and development - Jason Gagnon presented at this global forum sparking debate around the role that south-south migration can play in development and the initiatives of the South-South Migration Inequality and Development Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gfmd.org/making-south-south-migration-work-development-perspectives-and-initiatives-afri...
 
Description Malaysia-Nepal Migration Corridor Advisory Board 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact First convening of the Malaysia-Nepal Migration corridor advisory board. Session to bring together key stakeholders from across the Malaysian and Nepalese migration sector. This is a formal advisory board that will input into the migration research work taking place across Malaysia and Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Managing migrant return: lessons from COVID-19 return in Nepal 
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 Nepalese migrants were treated when they returned after border shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/managing-migrant-return-lessons-covid-19-return-nepal/
 
Description Manchester University and the MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release from the University of Manchester outlining their involvement in the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/about/news/headline-711374-en.htm
 
Description Mazwi e Nzendo: Midziyo (items/objects) - MIDEQ Blog (Tawona Sitholé) 
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 Tawona Sitholé reflecting on sayings in relation to migration. This blog is part of a series on 'expressions of travel' and is divided into three groupings - sezvazviri (literal); midziyo (items/objects); and zvirevo (proverbial).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/mazwi-e-nzendo-midziyo-itemsobjects/
 
Description Mazwi e Nzendo: Sezvazviri (literal) - MIDEQ Blog (Tawona Sitholé) 
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 Tawona Sitholé on using drama and creative writing techniques as a way of developing a 'ways of working' document between two hubs. This blog is part of a series of on 'expressions of travel' and is divided into three groupings - sezvazviri (literal); midziyo (items/objects); and zvirevo (proverbial).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/mazwi-e-nzendo-sezvazviri-literal/
 
Description Mazwi e Nzendo: Zvirevo (proverbial) - MIDEQ Blog (Tawona Sitholé) 
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 post from researcher Tawona Sitholé on reflections various saying in relation to migration. This blog is part of a series on 'expressions of travel' and is divided into three groupings - sezvazviri (literal); midziyo (items/objects); and zvirevo (proverbial).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/mazwi-e-nzendo-zvirevo-proverbial/
 
Description Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scottish Parliament Panel on borders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Over 20 media recordings broadcasts and authored articles in broadsheet press from PI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Media engagement 2020-2021 
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 At least one media engagement per week as PI on several projects. Details of all media engagements are housed on the UNESOC RILA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/media/newsandviews/
 
Description Media interview conducted by Asia Pacific office of the OHCHR 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ research Anita Ghimire created two videos in partnership with OHCHR, showcasing pro-migrant voices from Asia for Int'l Migrants Day on Dec. 18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bangkok.ohchr.org/imd2021/
 
Description Media interview on climate induced migration in West Africa 
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 Joseph Teye was interviewed by journalists on climate induced migration and this was used to produce a documentary which is online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting between Hub Director and ILO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Andrew Allieu to explore opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between Hub Director and IOM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Katy Barwise, Migration and Development Programme Manager, IOM Regional Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between MIDEQ Hub Director and DEVCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with members of DG DEVCO (European Commission) including Erwan Marteil (Team Leader) and Anna Schmidt (Planning and Programmes Officer) to explore opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting between the Hub Director and Friends of Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Amanda Rohde to discuss opportunities for future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with ILO - NISER 
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 Email exchange followed by face to face meeting to share about MIDEQ research and to understand ILO's work and identify potential for uptake of research outputs from MIDEQ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysian government - Monash University Malaysia 
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 The purpose is to alert the Ministry of Human Resources of the MIDEQ Project with the hope that they will visit the MIDEQ website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with NGO group - NISER 
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 Met at NGO office to disseminate information about MIDEQ research and to understand knowledge gap for implementation of migration related programmes and their desire to use MIDEQ generated information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Pourakhi Nepal - NISER 
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 Phone call to share about the research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Women's Commission Nepal - NISER 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Met at NGO office to disseminate information about MIDEQ research and to understand knowledge gap for implementation of migration related programmes and their desire to use MIDEQ generated information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with local stakeholders - NISER 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shared about the MIDEQ research and potentials to use them as gatekeepers to identify potential respondents for MIDEQ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Migrant and Refugee Law Training session - South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 15 people that make up the executive and membership of the Ethiopian Association in Bellville, Cape Town, attended a workshop run by Ncumisa Willie of the South African Human Rights Commission on migrants and refugee rights. The session lasted for 3 hours and members taken through the legal and constitutional provisions relevant to migrants and refugees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Migrant decision-making: The Choice of Malaysia as a Popular Destination by Nepali Migrants 
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 Sharmini Nathan discussed the empirical study of migrants, their adaptive capacities, the policy environment they face upon entry into the host country, the relations between migrants and the local population, as well as the political, economic, and social implications of international migration. Sharmini specifically focused on the emerging themes in migrant decision-making from the responses received during interviews as to why Malaysia is a popular destination for employment with Nepali migrant workers.

The webinar was hosted by Monash University Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.monash.edu.my/sass/research/research-seminar-series/2021
 
Description Migrant perceptions, knowledge and decision-making brief (Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker) 
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 four which examines migrant perceptions, knowledge and decision-making. The brief outlines specific research questions related to the project and context on the work package.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/migrant-perceptions-knowledge-and-decision-making-brie...
 
Description Migrant rights are key to development - interview with Caritas 
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 Caritas Europa to support their #whatishome campaign exploring the challenges and opportunities of migration for Europe and the policies the EU should pursue to enable migrants to fulfil their potential and contribute to development nationally, regionally and globally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.caritas.eu/interview-with-prof-heaven-crawley/
 
Description Migrants in Malaysia: Scapegoats in times of crises - MIDEQ Blog (Dr Nadiah Ahmad) 
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 the Malaysian government uses migrants as a scapegoat, specifically in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Blog written by MIDEQ researcher Dr Nadiah Ahmad
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/migrants-malaysia-scapegoats-times-crises/
 
Description Migration Governance in Africa webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Joseph Teye of the University of Ghana chaired a discussion on how successful existing migration policies have been, how regional and national migration frameworks work together, and what can be done to enhance the contributions that migration makes to inclusive growth. MIDEQ researcher Alison Phipps was on the panel. The webinar 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/migration-governance-africa-webinar-hosted-international-development...
 
Description Migration Post-Pandemic: A Pan-African Perspective Discussion (Dr. Faisal Garba) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A Berlin based Pan-Africanist group, Isusu Ffena, invited Co-Investigator Dr. Faisal Gabra to a talk on "Migration Post-Pandemic: A Pan-African Perspective" on 30 April 2020 to a general audience made up of activists, students and young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.isusuffena.de/latest-news/2016/fusce-rhoncus-vulputate-ex-eget-lacinia-orci-727h9
 
Description Migration and Development, OECD, Paris 2019 (Louis Herns Marcelin, Anita Ghimire, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Jason Gagnon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Aim: Introduce MIDEQ to Policymakers at OECD in Paris
About 25 policymakers and diplomats participated in a policy briefing at the OECD Headquarter in Paris. INURED introduced the objectives and methodology of MIDEQ in the Haiti-Brazil corridor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migration and Solidarity", Lessons from The Decolonisation Era in Confronting the COVID Crisis Webinar (Dr. Faisal Garba) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Faisal Garba made a presentation titled ""Migration and Solidarity", Lessons from The Decolonisation Era in Confronting the COVID Crisis" at a Webinar organised by the Post-Colonialism Today on 29 July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Migration and development: What now with Covid-19? (Dr Tanja Bastia and Professor Ronald Skeldon) 
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 from MIDEQ Co-Investigator Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon on COVID-19 and its impact on migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/migration-and-development-what-now-with-covid-19/
 
Description Migration data gaps and the challenges of understanding Haitian mobility in the Global South - MIDEQ Blog (Mario Fidalgo) 
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 data gaps which make it difficult to study Haitian mobility in the Global South. Blog written by Mario Fidalgo, Data Manager at MIDEQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/migration-data-gaps-and-challenge-understanding-haitian-mobility-globa...
 
Description Migration intermediaries brief (Katharine Jones) 
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 five: migration intermediaries. The brief outlines specific research questions as well as provide further context on intermediaries in the global south
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/migration-intermediaries-brief/
 
Description Migration intermediaries: Lessons from the Nepal-Malaysia Corridor 
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 Yvonne Khor Gee-Weon presented preliminary findings on the different state configurations, connections and linkages between intermediaries in facilitating migration from Nepal to Malaysia. The webinar was hosted by Monash University Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/migration-intermediaries-lessons-nepal-malaysia-corridor-hosted-mona...
 
Description Migration is helping Africa in many ways - The Economist Article 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in The Economist with commentary from MIDEQ Co-Investigator Dr. Stephen Gelb on the benefits of migration in Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.economist.com/special-report/2020/03/26/migration-is-helping-africa-in-many-ways
 
Description Ministerial meeting at Crannog Centre 
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 Meeting with Deputy First Minister and Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development at Crannog Centre to discuss Scot Gov funding for Scottish Crannog centre, and international development linkages with research partners in the Global South
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Multi-Disciplinary Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented MIDEQ Hub at event organised by SOAD and ICRC to engage stakeholders in the Horn of Africa at the following session:
'Multi-disciplinary Symposium Migration and Displacement: Roots of Vulnerability, Roads to Solutions' organised by SOAS and ICRC which provided an opportunity to engage a regional audience in the work of the Hub and meet with partners working in Ethiopia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://regionaldss.org/index.php/event/durable-solutions-technical-training-civil-society-organizat...
 
Description Multi-stakeholder dialogues among migration stakeholders in Ghana 
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 Leander Kandilige facilitated four different dialogues at different locations to provide a platform for policy makers and migrants to discuss topical labour migration issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Multilingual arts, creative resistance and mental well-being brief (Alison Phipps) 
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 11: multilingual arts, creative resistance and mental well-being. The brief provides further context on the work package objectives, its research questions and importance of using the arts as a way to examine migration and inequality within the migration corridors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/multilingual-arts-creative-resistance-mental-well-bein...
 
Description Municipal official engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a series of meetings with the Ethiopian community in Hermanus, the Overberg Municipality and the office of the state prosecutor in Hermanus. The intended outcomes were to cancel arrests warrants issued to Ethiopian shop keepers who had no permits to operate, and the registration of businesses of Ethiopian migrants in Hermanus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Narratives of Displacement - Atlantic Fellowship, Oxford (Dr. Faisal Garba) 
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 One of the Atlantic Fellows, from Oxford University, is based at the City of Cape Town. Dr Faisal Garba has made presentations at two events organised by the Atlantic Fellowship, Oxford. One was on COVID and displacement and the other on health systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nepal - Malaysia migration corridor brief (Seng-Guan Yeoh 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 Nepal - Malaysia migration corridor brief focusing on research questions and related work packages
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/nepal-malaysia-corridor-brief/
 
Description Nepali migrant workers lured with misleading promises - MIDEQ Blog (Sharmini Ann Nathan) 
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 the influence of recruitment agencies on Nepali migrants and their decision to move to Malaysia. Blog written by MIDEQ researcher Sharmini Ann Nathan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/nepali-migrant-workers-lured-misleading-promises/
 
Description News item in Ghanaian press on MIDEQ Hub inception event in Accra 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News item in Ghanaian press on MIDEQ Hub inception event in Accra generating further local and national interest in the work of the Hub in Ghana
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://dailyguidenetwork.com/cms-undertakes-global-migration-research-2/
 
Description Not Another App! Digital Technologies and Migration (Presentation at International Conference on Information Systems) - G Hari Harindranath, Maria Rosa Lorini & Tim Unwin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at International Conference on Information Systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://icis2021.aisconferences.org/
 
Description ODI webpage on MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Webpage outlining ODI's work with the MIDEQ Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.odi.org/projects/2925-ukri-gcrf-south-south-migration-inequality-and-development-hub-mid...
 
Description OECD Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development - impacts of COVID-19 
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 Formal invited presentation at OECD's annual PDMD on the evidence from the MIDEQ project on the relationships between migration, inequality and development and the ways in which these have been deepened/extended by COVID-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oecd.org/dev/
 
Description OECD Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development - migration narratives 
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 by Ben Dixie (Positive Negatives), one of MIDEQ's project partners, on the ways in which animation and other visual outputs can contribute to shifts in migration narratives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oecd.org/dev/
 
Description OECD blog written 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 OECD written by Heaven Crawley entitled 'Why understanding the relationship between migration and inequality may be the key to Africa's development' and reprinted on the INCLUDE website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://includeplatform.net/blog/why-understanding-the-relationship-between-migration-and-inequality...
 
Description OHCHR expert meeting on human rights and temporary labour migration programmes in and from Asia and the Pacific 
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 This informal consultation sought to bring together expert analysts from a multi-disciplinary perspective, with the aim of informing OHCHR's analysis of human rights protection in the context of temporary labour migration programmes in and from the Asia Pacific region.

Participants provided information and analysis on the human rights situation of temporary labour migrants which will inform the OHCHR report scheduled to be released in 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Objects series: Burkina Faso - MIDEQ Blog (Bonayi Hubert Dabiré and Alison Phipps) 
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 series from Bonayi Hubert Dabiré and Alison Phipps. Dabiré describe the objects he has chosen to bring to this element of our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/objects-series-burkina-fasso/
 
Description Official launch of MIDEQ (ISSP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Official launch of the MIDEQ in Burkina Faso. The launch event was chaired by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation. The event included a presentation on MIDEQ and was attended by representatives of NGOs, civil society organisations, state institutions and international organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.issp.bf/index.php/fr/site-map/articles/248-contenu/nouvelles-et-evenements/528-corridor-b...
 
Description Online teaching in China during the COVID-19 pandemic - MIDEQ Blog (Feng Chen) 
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 teachers and students have adjusted to online teaching in China throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Blog written by researcher Feng Chen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/blog/online-teaching-china-during-covid-19-pandemic/
 
Description Op-ed for The Conversation on the use of COVID-19 to reduce refugee rights and protection 
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 Op-ed for The Conversation entitled 'How COVID-19 became a cover to reduce refugee rights' examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the ability of refugees in Europe to secure access to protection and rights
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/how-covid-19-became-a-cover-to-reduce-refugee-rights-156247
 
Description Opening up legal remedies and access to justice brief (Heaven Crawley) 
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 eight: Opening up legal remedies and access to justice. The brief provides background information on access to justice in the context of south-south migration. It also outlines key research questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/opening-legal-remedies-and-access-justice-brief/
 
Description Opinion Piece in National Daily (Indu Dhungana, Karan Kunwar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact With recent proposal on amendment on labour migration laws, two of RAs work together to share their opinion on national daily to create a vibrant discussion around the migration issues. Written by Indu Dhungana, Karan Kunwar, researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/proposed-amendment-on-visit-visa-law-is-deeply-flawed/
 
Description PRIO Research seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker presented journal article to get feedback, sparked a lot of useful discussion and help finalise journal article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Pandemic (Im)mobility: COVID-19 and Migrant Communities in the Global South: Anita Ghimire, Nepal 
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 Anita Ghimire is a research director at the Nepal Institute for Social and Environmental Research and MIDEQ Co-I. She answers questions on her research interests, how COVID-19 pandemic affected emigrant communities from Nepal and how has the pandemic altered the decision-making processes of Nepalese migrants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0dVC_W3cuY
 
Description Pandemic (Im)mobility: COVID-19 and migrant communities in the Global South 
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-I Dr Anita Ghimire participated in a panel discussion on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on migrant communities in the Global South. The webinar is part of is an ongoing project on the pandemic and its impact in migrant communities in Nepal, Zimbabwe, Mexico and Qatar. The event was hosted by the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/events/pandemic-immobility-covid-19-and-migrant-communities-global-south-ho...
 
Description Panel discussion. How to improve data security and ethics when using big data, UCL Workshop on big data and migration, 3rd July 2019, London (Unwin, T,) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact All day event at UCL, London on bid data and migration attended by around 30 academics and PG students. The audience were keen to find out about MIDEQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges/events/2019/jul/workshop-can-big-data-help-migration-research
 
Description Panel on 'Who speaks, who listens' exploring politics of knowledge production at annual conference on International Organisation for the Study of Forced Migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MIDEQ researchers Kavita Datta, Leander Kandilige, Joseph Teye and Heaven Crawley participated in a panel exploring the interface between research and activism on refugee issues and the policy/political world raising questions about the nature of relationships between researchers and the researched and those with whom they hope to engage including policy makers, politicians, national and international organisations and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Panel: 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This panel was part of a series organised by the CHCI-Global Humanities Institute, National Chiao Tung University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ghi2020.web.nctu.edu.tw/
 
Description Panellist, Europe's refugee 'crisis': where are we now? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted by London School of Economics and Political Science European Institute as part of the series 'Beyond Eurocentrism' (online)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2021/06/202106161600/refugee
 
Description Participation in Challenge-led Research Fair (Royal Holloway University London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Around 20 academics, PG students and external visitors attended the fair which showcased GCRF and other challenge-led research projects at Royal Holloway. Attendees were interested to hear about MIDEQ and WP9-Digital technologies and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/staff/news-events/event-articles/challenge-based-research-fair....
 
Description Participation in GCRF Gender Workshop (Louis Herns Marcelin) 
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 Co-Presentation with Heaven Crawley of "Disaggregation of Data by Gender: The Work of the MIDEQ Hub" for GCRF Gender Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in an expert panel on research ethics as a representative of MIDEQ 
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 The team in Cote d'Ivoire sat on an expert panel on ethical considerations in research. The team provided examples on the influence of external factors such as changes in funding as a barrier to ethical research. This showed MIDEQ's resilience to the situation and the continuity of its commitment to respect the decolonisation of research through actions. The team also introduced MIDEQ's work to experts and foundations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in the National Day of Peace organized by the CAMJBCI (Cote d'Ivoire) 
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's team in Côte d'Ivoire participated in a meeting organised each year by Burkinabé migrants living in Côte d'Ivoire as an extension of the activities commemorating the day of peace on 15 November. This strengthens the collaboration between migrants and host countries. This year, radicalization and terrorism linked to migration was the theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in the annual activities of CAMJBCI with the theme of social cohesion during electoral periods (IGDP) 
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 Within the framework of this conference, it was a question of MIDEQ supporting the activity by granting certain visibility and above all finding a speaker to co-lead this theme. The event opened for the presentation of MIDEQ as a research project and ties were made with all the associations of Burkinabé migrants. This activity received media coverage. It laid the foundations for the collaboration between MIDEQ and CAMJBCI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Podcast on migration, integration and challenges in the Global South by 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 International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 500 public and government officials were in attendance, also included were international organisations, the African Union and the media. This was the Migration and Development Dialogue for Southern African countries. The program was sponsored by IOM Southern Africa. Dr Setrana Presented on the significant contribution of the African diaspora to development and how countries can harness their benefit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development (Dr. Jessica Hagen Zanker, ODI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jessica Hagen-Zanker contributed to a panel on youth migration based on some early findings from her work package on Migrant perceptions, knowledge and decision-making, which was well received, sparking discussion and questions and follow-up conversation and email exchanges afterwards, with policy makers, including a number of ambassadors who were very interested in my work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development (PositiveNegatives) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A presentation on how to better engage with the discourse of migration through different mediums. I presented to the 54 Member states of the OECD the various ethnographic methods and artistic outputs of PositiveNegatives work and how we help shape the conversation about migration. I used MIDEQ as a primary example of our work and the animations and comics that we're producing as part of MIDEQ.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Political mobilisation and transnational solidarity brief (Faisal Garba and Mariama Awumbila) 
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 seven: political mobilisation and transnational solidarity. The brief presents key research questions and provides background information on the work package theme in the context of south-south migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/political-mobilisation-and-transnational-solidarity-br...
 
Description Politiques migratoires en Amérique Latine entre 2010 et 2020 et choix du Brésil comme pays de destination par les migrants haïtiens - MIDEQ Blog (Pierre Rigaud Dubuisson) 
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 Haitian migration has increased to South America, starting in 2010, after the earthquake. The article analyses policy changes in Brazil, Peru, Panama and Ecuador that have impact the migrant journey from Haiti to Brazil. Blog written by Pierre Rigaud Dubuisson, MIDEQ researcher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/fr/blog/politiques-migratoires-en-am%C3%A9rique-latine-entre-2010-et-2020-et-c...
 
Description Poverty and income inequalities brief (Laura Hammond and Oliver Bakewell) 
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 three which spans across three corridors. The brief outlines the research questions and provides more details about the relationship between poverty, income inequality and migration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mideq.org/en/resources-index-page/poverty-and-income-inequalities-brief/
 
Description Presentation - Mo Ibrahim Special Lecture Series (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 as an invited speaker made a presentation on "Climate Induced Migration in West Africa" as part of MO Ibrahim governance lecture series hosted by SOAS, University of London and was aired on London radio. The lecture enhanced participants understanding of climate induced migration and its economic impact in West Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation for School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) students at Columbia University (Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Co-Investigator, presented ideas for journal article to test them and to get the work on the journal article started
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation in Tribhuvan University Anthropology colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three MIDEQ researchers Karan Kunwar, Priyasha Shrestha and Indu Dhungana presented at a workshop on their preliminary findings from their research in the Nepal-Malaysia corridor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on 'Reflections on the geographies of intersectionality' at Panel on 'Engaging with intersectional approaches to the study of migration politics, European Conference on Politics and Gender' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference paper, "Reflections on the geographies of intersectionality: the travels of a concept" was presented and discussed with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://aces.uva.nl/content/events/events/2021/07/workshop-engaging-with-intersectional-approaches-t...
 
Description Presentation on Diaspora Finance to DG NEAR of European Commission 
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 Presentation of report, and discussion of policy implications for EU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on social transformation and intergenerational care in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The purpose of the presentation was to support the lecture/module on social transformations in China; the students were very engaged and expressed that they learned something interesting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Press release from CSS Jordan on initial Hub meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release engaging audiences outside academia in the early work of the MIDEQ Hub in the Egypt-Jordan corrdior
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://jcss.org/ShowNews.aspx?NewsId=730
 
Description Press release from Royal Holloway on their role in the MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release from Royal Holloway outlining their role in the MIDEQ Hub's work and potentially generating interest in the project beyond academia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/news/royal-holloway-joins-20m-research-hub-on-south-south-m...
 
Description Press release from University of Jordan on involvement in MIDEQ Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release outlinin the University of Jordan's role in the MIDEQ Hub and promoting the project more generally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://jcss.org/ShowNews.aspx?NewsId=706
 
Description Proposed amendment to visit visa law is deeply flawed - Article ( Karan Kunwar and Indu Dhungana) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Opinion piece written by MIDEQ researchers Karan Kunwar and Indu Dhungana on proposed the Nepali's governments proposed amendment to visa laws which would restrict freedom of movement for Nepali migrants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/proposed-amendment-on-visit-visa-law-is-deeply-flawed/?c...
 
Description Public attitudes towards refugees and other migrants in Africa - Virtual roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue