A European Dialogue on the return and reintegration of migrants
ALNAP 32nd Annual Meeting: Relevant for Whom? Responding to diverse perspectives and priorities in humanitarian action
Samuel Hall’s Data Standards & Analytics Pillar Lead will be participating in the European Dialogue on Return and Sustainable Reintegration of Migrants, a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The European Dialogue will take a closer look at the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and specifically its Objective 21 to ‘cooperate in facilitating safe and dignified return and readmission, as well as sustainable reintegration’. Building on our experience in devising appropriate metrics, Samuel Hall staff will specifically address the topic of measuring reintegration.
GCRF: South-South Migration, Inequality, and Development Hub - Ethiopia-South Africa, Egypt-Jordan, and Burkina Faso-Cote d’Ivoire
Samuel Hall’s Data Standards & Analytics Pillar Lead will be participating in the ALNAP 32nd Annual Meeting: Relevant for Whom? Responding to diverse perspectives and priorities in humanitarian action hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. In a breakout session on “Relevance and M&E”, we will discuss how the nebulous notion of relevance might be measured in order for organisations to ensure that people in crisis get the support that is most relevant to them.
15-16/10/2019, Berlin, Germany
Understanding durable solutions, return and reintegration: From theory to practice
GCRF plans to launch the South-South Migration Hub on Inequity and Migration in Ethiopia-South Africa, Egypt-Jordan, and Burkina Faso-Cote d’Ivoire, a consortium of which Samuel Hall is a constituent.
24/09/2019. Nairobi, Kenya
Data Analysis Workshop for the Afghanistan Energy Study
Samuel Hall participated in a discussion on the return and reintegration of returnees in fragile contexts and the policy discourses around the topic. The goal of the discussion was to provide a set of standards to be aimed for when engaging on return and (re)integration to inform policy and practice. This began with an overview of the durable solutions framework and a detailed discussion of reintegration frameworks from academia and practice using evidence from three countries (Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria).
30/08/2019, Nairobi, Kenya
Principles of Migration Research Partnerships Conference
Samuel Hall (SH) teams recently wrapped up a year-long panel data collection exercise during which SH tracked over 3,000 households and 250 businesses / community institutions to investigate their energy usage throughout the year. This workshop will bring together World Bank and SH staff to discuss the findings of this exercise (both data-related and methodological), prepare the drafting of the final results report, and talk about the dissemination of outputs as well as potential follow-up research.
25-26/07/2019. Berlin, Germany
GCRF Workshop on Migration and Displacement
Organised by the Migration Leadership Team at ACMS/WITS University.
01/07/2019. Johannesburg, South Africa
This workshop, organised through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) focused on understanding concepts of and paths to vulnerability in the context of migration and inequality.
21-22/03/2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Changing Places: Migration and Displacement in the Horn of Africa - REF Regional Forum
Aarhus University hosted a 2-day conference entilted “Exploring Dimensions of Afghan Migration to Europe: Experiences, Discourse and Politics.” Migration & Displacement Pillar Lead Nassim Majidi was invited to make contributions that explored diverse aspects of the lives of Afghan migrants in Europe, including persons who arrived recently and others who established themselves in their country of settlement. The presentation was entilted 'Changing Demographics of Deportation To Afghanistan: Children, Women and Families.'
28/02-01/03/2019, Aarhus, Denmark
Kick-off Meeting: Aligning Migration Management and the Migration-Development Nexus (MIGNEX)
Samuel Hall participated in the forum entitled 'Changing Places:Migration and Displacement in the Horn of Africa’ convened by the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) of the EU Trust Fund for Africa in the Horn of Africa to reflect, share ideas, and explore new pathways towards improving policy and practice relating to migration. Migration & Displacement Pillar Lead Nassim Majidi was invited to be a speaker on the panel and gave a presentation entitled 'Obstacles to the protection of migrants: A comparative study on safe and free movement in East Africa.'
21-22/01/2019 Nairobi, Kenya
CESSMIR Conference: Reintegration Processes and Differentiated Reintegration Support Measures
Samuel Hall participated in the kick-off meeting of the MIGNEX consortium, led by PRIO. The project’s overall objective is to contribute to more effective and coherent migration management through evidence-based understanding of the linkages between development and migration. Steps toward this objective comprise extensive research in ten strategically relevant countries of origin and transit, including Afghanistan, Guinea, Somalia, Nigeria, and Turkey.
01/11/2018, Oslo, Norway.
International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference
This presentation was given on the dynamics, context, and policy environment around reintegration of Afghan returnees in Afghanistan in addition to exploring the future implications for relevant stakeholders.
DSA2018: Conference on Global Inequalities
The conference entilted ‘Unsettling Practice, Disruptive Theory: A Roadmap for Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship' brought together a diverse team of keynote speakers with Migration & Displacement Pillar Lead Nassim Majidi as part of the organising effort to reflect and bring her experience of North-South collaborations and networks.
International Research and Policy Workshop on Migration and Development
The DSA's annual conference in 2018 took place at the University of Manchester. The conference focused centrally on global Inequalities, while also encompassing the broad range of development studies interests. Samuel Hall presented at the Digital Inequalities and Development track.
Workshop on Watoto Kwanza Evaluation Findings
The Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn hosted the "International Research and Policy Workshop on Migration and Development" with a particular focus on "Forced Displacement: Trends, Concepts and Patterns." Based on the findings of our project with Mercy Corps for the Dutch NWO, Data Standards Pillar Lead Stefanie Barratt gave a presentation entitled "Skills development, migration intentions, and support for violence in Somalia and Afghanistan: Assessing the (counter-intuitive) evidence."
Samuel Hall coordinated a workshop in Zanzibar with key players in early childhood education MECP-Z and AKF, partners on the Watoto Kwanza programme. Results from the workshop were integrated into the final version of our report, found here.