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Training Workshop on Migration, Globalization, Security and Development, 2009
Workshop on Migration, Globalization, Security and Development The Third Residential Training Workshop on Migration, Globalisation, Security and Development opened in Kathmandu on 9 March 2009 to enhance understanding of migration processes in International frameworks. The Minister for Labour and Transport Management of Government of Nepal Mr. Lekh Raj Bhatta inaugurated the session.

The seven-day international workshop that concluded on March 15 was expected to equip young academics and professionals in migration research and governance. It has examined migration dynamics in the context of globalization, security and development. Participants include development practitioners, young academics and professionals, government functionaries, and practitioners from labour and human rights organizations from France, The Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

 The workshop has been organized by the South Asia Migration Resource Network (SAMReN), an institutional collaboration of researchers and practitioners of five South Asian countries. Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS) and Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) of Dhaka University were the co-hosts of the event. The workshop is supported by the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty based at the University of Sussex and DFID, UK.

The training was imparted using different participatory techniques including lectures, panel discussions, group work, presentations, film-shows, field trip and role play. The faculty comprised of Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Chair, SAMReN, Dr. Ronald Skeldon and Dr. Michael Collyer, University of Sussex, UK, Dr. Ravi Srivastava of Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, Dr. Jagannath Adhikari and Mr. Ganesh Gurung of NIDS and Dr. C. R. Abrar and Dr. Sumaiya Khair of Dhaka University.

Other members of the faculty include Dr. Nurul Islam of Bangladesh, Mr. William Gois of Migrant Forum in Asia and Prof. S Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India.

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