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Training Workshop on Migration, Globalization, Security and Development

Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS) and Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) were the co-host for the second residential training workshop with resource persons and participants from across the globe. It was conducted during 9-16 March 2008 at Godavari Village Resort, Nepal.

The Training Workshop on Migration, Globalization, Security and Development opened in Kathmandu on March 10 to enhance understanding of migration processes in International frameworks.

TThe training course was designed for those working on migration research, management and governance at national, regional and global levels. This included development practitioners, young academics and professionals, government functionaries, and practitioners from labour and human rights organizations. The training preceded using different participatory techniques including lectures, panel discussions, group work, presentations, film-shows, field trip and role play.

The international training workshop that concluded on March 16 has been successful in equipping those involved in migration research and management. It examined migration dynamics in the context of globalization, security and development. The training workshop, organized by South Asia Migration Resource Network (SAMReN : an institutional collaboration between researchers and practitioners in five South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), was supported by Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalization and Poverty at the University of Sussex in Britain.

The faculty comprised of Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Chair, SAMReN; Dr. Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex, DRC on Migration, UK; Dr. C. R. Abrar, Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Bangladesh; Dr. Ravi Srivastava, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and Dr. Jagannath Adhikari, Chairperson, NIDS. Others include Dr. Ravi Srivastava, Dr. Nurul Islam, Ms. Sharu Joshi, UNIFEM, Nepal; Dr. Michael Collyer, University of Sussex; Mr. Manolo Abella, Chief Technical Adviser, ILO Asian Regional Programme on Governance of Labour Migration Bangkok, Thailand; Dr. Sumaiya Khair, Professor in Law, Dhaka University; William Gois, Migration Forum in Asia and Dr. Dilip Ratha, Senior Economist, World Bank.