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India-EU collaboration- A positive step towards growth

ILO, European Organization and International Centre for Migration Policy Development collectively hosted the India-EU Cooperation Dialogue on Migration and Mobility at New Delhi on 26th September 2017.  On this occasion, the director of ILO Decent Work team, Ms. Panudda Boonpala discussed ab...

India’s strength lies in Demography, Democracy and Demand: Dr. D. Mulay

Dr. D. Mulay, Secretary (CPV and OIA), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in his opening remark at the jointly hosted India-EU Cooperation Dialogue on Migration and Mobility at New Delhi on 26th September 2017 by ILO, European Organization and International Centre for Migration Po...

India’s Demography holds both Challenges and Opportunities: Dr. Rajat Kathuria

Speaking at India-EU Cooperation Dialogue on Migration and Mobility at New Delhi organized by ILO and collaborating institutes on 26th September 2017, Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) said that good quality ...

Migration Governance is key in India-EU Migration and cooperation: Expert Panel

On the event of India-EU Cooperation Dialogue on Migration and Mobility held on 26th September 2017, an expert panel were formed to deliberate on ‘opportunities and challenges for collaboration on migration and mobility’ The panel consisted of Mr. Manish Gupta, Joint Secretary, Minist...

Tripartite Dialogue on India-EU Migration and Mobility Emphasises Development Agenda

Tripartite Dialogue on India-EU Migration and Mobility Emphasises Development Agenda A tripartite dialogue was jointly organised by International Labour Organization(ILO), the European Union and International Centre for Migration Policy Development(ICMPD) of Austria, which was held in New Del...

Advancing dialogue requires experienced knowledge: Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski

The India-EU Cooperation Dialogue on Migration and Mobility, a tripartite dialogue was jointly organised by International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Union and International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) of Austria, which was held in New Delhi on 26th September 2017....

The Business Case for Migration

FICCI has organized “Second Annual Conference on Mobility and the Business Case for Migration” which was held on 5th December, 2016 at Federation House, New Delhi. The conference brought together Industry leaders, UN organisations, Government officials, academics and grassroot wo...

Free Human movement is necessary for the success of 2030 SDG: Dr. A. Didar Singh

A multi stakeholder Round Table Discussion on Mainstreaming Migration organised by ILO, FICCI, IOM at FICCI Federation House, New Delhi on 30 August 2016 to discuss on the issue of migration vis a vis 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Agenda.  The 2030  SDG is an ambitious and bro...

Lack of Modernisation in Agriculture pushes people to migrate in India: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi

The Round Table Discussion on Mainstreaming Migration organised by ILO, FICCI, IOM at FICCI Federation House, New Delhi on 30 August 2016 has brought together stakeholders from industry, NGO, Government and Academics to discuss on the issue of migration vis a vis 2030 Sustainable Development Goal...

Dr. Smita Tiwary participated in 5th Young South Asia Scholars Meet 2016 at University of Gottingen, Germany

Dr. Smita Tiwary presented a paper titled ‘States’ response to the Refugee Crisis in South Asia: Focus on Afghan refugees in Pakistan’, in an international workshop of 5th Young South Asia Scholars Meet 2016, organised by Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of G...

Raising Urban Poverty among People of Indian Origin in Malaysia must be addressed: Prof. K. S. Nathan

A book launch and seminar held on 28th May, 2016, Saturday at Kamla Devi block, India International Centre, New Delhi, organized by GRFDT in association with Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) and National University of Malaysia. Speaking at the book launch, Prof. K. S. Nathan, co-editor of the b...

Role of civil society among People of Indian Origin is important to address discriminatory policy of Government: Dr. M. Mahalingam

Speaking at the book Launch and seminar held on 28th May, 2016,  at India International Centre, New Delhi, organized by GRFDT in association with Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) and National University of Malaysia, Dr. Mahalingam, president of GRFDT highlisted the “The Political Eco...

Social engineering is an important tool for development of poor people in Malaysia: Prof. Mansoor Mohammad Noor

Speaking at the Book launch A book launch and seminar held on 28th May, 2016,  at India International Centre, New Delhi, organized by GRFDT in association with Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) and National University of Malaysia, Prof. Mansoor Mohammad Noor, Head, Ethnic and Workplace Clus...

Policy challenges are dynamic in a Multiethnic country like Malaysia: Dr. Denison Jayasooria

Speaking at the Book launch A book launch and seminar held on 28th May, 2016, at India International Centre, New Delhi, organized by GRFDT in association with Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) and National University of Malaysia, Dr. Denison Jayasooria, Principle Fellow, KITA, National Universit...

Diksha Jha participated in Workshop at University of Oslo

  Diksha Jha participated in an international workshop “Welfare Regimes in Asia and Scandinavia in Comparative Perspective: Changes and Challenges” at the University of Oslo from 9 May to 13 May 2016. This workshop, held over a period of five days was of immense signific...

Indians in Kenya are still struggling for Socio-Political space: Dr. Sana Aiyer

Indians in Kenya are still struggling for Socio-Political space: Dr. Sana Aiyer Speaking at the Seminar organized by GRFDT in collaboration with Bharati College, Delhi University on 7th April 2016 at Bharti College on the theme “Indian Diaspora: Challenges and Adventures”, Dr. San...

People of Indian Origin have played very important role in Kenyan pharmaceutical industry

The Kenyan pharmaceutical industry is quite developed today and the Indian diaspora has played an important role in it. What I discussed in this talk is the « racialization » or ethnicisation of one profession and of one business sector in Kenya. Speaking at the GRFDT semina...

Policies in the home country must factor new Problems and Issues faced by Indian Diaspora: John Mathew Chandi John

Seminar on “Indian Diaspora: Challenges and Adventures” which was jointly organized by GRFDT and Bharati College on 7th April 2016, brought out many issues of contemporary Indian diaspora. John Mathew Chandi John who narrated many of his lived experience as being a part of Indian dias...

Patriotism is only a state of mind influenced by the transient conditions of the individual: John Mathew Chandi John

Speaking at the seminar on “Indian Diaspora: Challenges and Adventures” which was jointly organized by GRFDT and Bharati College on 7th April 2016, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist John  Mathew  Chandi  John highlighted many issues that are faced by Indian diaspo...

Creating database of migration in India is must for sound policy

Prof .Irudaya Rajan delivered the valedictory address  at the International Conference “Migration, Diaspora and Development” organised by GRFDT at India International Centre, New Delhi during 20-21 February 2016, on the theme “Problem of Database of Migration in India&rdquo...

Dynamic policy is the need of the hour to address the different segment of Labour market: Prazy Walia

Speaking at the International conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Development” organised by GRFDT at India International Centre, New Delhi during 20-21 February 2016, Prazy Walia highlighted some of the new trends of inter and intra state migration that needs fresh policy. Based on...

Money Plays great role in family “care” in Global South: Prof. Supriya Singh

Money Plays great role in family “care” in Global South: Prof. Supriya Singh Speaking at the plenary session title “Industry, Academics and Government” as a part of the International Conference organized by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism at Indi...

Need for More Research on Challenges to Gulf Migration: Ambassador Talmiz Ahmed

Need for More Research on Challenges to Gulf Migration: Ambassador Talmiz Ahmed Speaking at the plenary session title “Industry, Academics and Government” as a part of the International Conference organized by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism at India Intern...

Government policy must focus on Skill migration: Dr. Jayati Bhattacharya

Government policy must focus on Skill migration: Dr. Jayati Bhattacharya Speaking at the plenary session title “Industry, Academics and Government” as a part of the International Conference organized by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism at India International ...

Rohingya Refugees in India are marginalized, need Affirmative action: Prof Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Rohingya Refugees in India are highly marginalized, need Affirmative action: Prof Sebnem Koser Akcapar Prof Sebnem Koser Akcapar in her paper ‘Afghan and Rohingya Refugees in India: Social Networks and Survival Strategies’ presented at the International conference on “Migrat...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs are important to the American economy: Gautam B. Singh

Immigrants who constitute a very important segment of overall population of USA also contribute to the economic growth of the country. Speaking at the International Conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Development” on 21 February 2016 at India International Centre, organised by GRFD...

Women feel themselves more autonomous in the region affected by migration: Atinder Pal Kaur

Certain regions are severely affected by out migration, mostly international migration. The family culture and gender roles changes over time due to the long absence of the male members in the family. In the recently concluded international conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Development...

Arrival of new Refugee may be long term gain for Europe: Anjali Sahay

Speaking at the International conference on “Migration, Diaspora and Development” during 20-21 February 2016, organised by GRFDT at India International Centre, New Delhi, Dr. Anjali Sahay emphasised the long term gain associated with the arrival of new refugees in some countries. Is t...

Generations passed, Nepali Migrants in Delhi are still struggling: Rashmi Sheila

Delhi is the place where migrants and refugees from many other countries live. However, the upward mobility among them is still a distant dream. Rashmi Sheila in her paper “Nepali Migrants in India”, which she presented at the International conference on “Migration, Diaspora and...

Transnationalism is the need of the world: Dr. A. Didar Singh

Transnationalism is the need of the world: Dr. A. Didar Singh Mobility of the people is closely connected to the development of human resource, innovation, skills and entrepreneurship. It is the need of the hour for every country to understand the positive side of migration rather than thinki...

Development cannot be isolated from Diaspora, Prof. Kamala Ganesh

Development cannot be isolated from Diaspora, Prof. Kamala Ganesh Speaking at the inauguration session of the conference sociologist and former professor of Mumbai University Prof. Kamala Ganesh told that it is difficult to think development without diaspora in today’s globalised world....

Social Network among Filipinos diaspora is very strong: Dr. Rowell D. Madula

Social Network among Filipinos diaspora is very strong: Dr. Rowell D. Madula Today, there are around 3,500 Filipinos leaving the Philippines everyday to look for a better job or a better life. A number of Filipino families seek migration to another country as one of few means to achieve ...

Rising return migration in Sri Lanka needs urgent Policy measures, says M.M. Alikhan

Rising return migration in Sri Lanka needs urgent  Policy measures, says M.M. Alikhan In recent years Sri Lanka is experiencing large number of return migration. However, there is not much attention given to the problem. Being a labour sending country Sri Lanka is enjoying a number of be...

Contribution to Global scientific research: How does Diaspora differs from Home?

Contribution to Global scientific research: How does Diaspora differs from Home?: Prof. AparnaBasu Using scientometric methods to chart the contribution of migrant Indian scientists to global scientific research in the last decade, through their publications (journal articles) listed in the S...

The role of agency, collectivity and solidarity within irregular journeys across Mexico

The role of agency, collectivity and solidarity within irregular journeys across Mexico: Gianmaria Lenti and Bernardo López GianmariaLenti and Bernardo López Marin working on Trans-Mexican migration found that trans-Mexican migrants engage in actions and practices of individual ...

Kerala migration has adverse impact on Agriculture: Govindaprasad

Kerala migration has adverse impact on Agriculture: Govindaprasad The increasing rate of emigration from Kerala and the resulting inflow of large volumes of remittances have significant influence in the land market, labour market, consumption, savings, investment and income Distribution. Rese...

Indian Diaspora’s stakes in home politics is on Rise, says Anubhav Roy & Madhulika V. Narasimhan

Indian Diaspora’s stakes in home politics is on Rise, says Anubhav Roy & Madhulika V. Narasimhan The corporate moguls, tech gurus, Senators, and MPs of Indian origin are no longer willing to merely play remittance earners and foreign policy expendables. They are looking to expand th...

Developing Countries bear the burden of Refugees

A  new report  entitled ‘The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conspiracy of Neglect’ (2015) by the Amnesty International reveals that about 50 million people were displaced from their homes due to civil war, sectarian violence, armed conflicts, grave human rights violations and pers...

How do conflict and lack of opportunity impact the South Asian migration?

Migration as a process of moving from one’s own country to another country has been a historical phenomena. Migration has also shaped much of the flux related to the global economy. There have been debates among developing and developed countries about the positive and negative sides of mig...

UN Policy Paper emphasises the need for migration statistics

The Statistics Brief, February 201 published by Economic and Social Commissions for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), a branch of United Nations has highlighted the economic, social, environmental and political implications migration in both countries of origin and destination. The paper emphasised t...

Trajectory of Indian Diaspora, Culture and Ethnicity

A Report on National Interdisciplinary Seminar on “Trajectory of Indian Diaspora, Culture and Ethnicity” 20-21 March 2015 A two-day National Interdisciplinary Seminar on “Trajectory of Indian Diaspora, Culture and Ethnicity”, was organized by the Department of Engl...

UGC Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, organised an international conference on “Global Indian Diaspora: Continuities and Changes”

International conference on Global Indian Diaspora: Continuities and Changes   The UGC Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, Telangana had organised an international conference on “Global Indian Diaspora: Continuities and Changes” during 6...

Conference stressed on the need to address the issues of Indian Gulf Migrants

A conference on ‘Asianisation of Migrant Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Emerging trends, future prospects and strategic implications’ was held on 9-10 October, 2014, Thursday-Friday at the Seminar Room, Library Building in the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. The...

Global Diaspora Week presented by International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA)

Washington, DC – From October 12-18, recognising the significance of the global presence of diasporas, the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) presents the 2014 Global Diaspora Week (GDW), with over 65 events hosted throughout the United States and around the world by independ...

Vinod Sartape awarded CEU's Budapest Foundation Scholarship

Vinod Sartape member of GRFDT has been awarded the Central European University's Budapest Foundation Scholarship for the Doctoral programme in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. His PhD work will be on the 'Indian DIaspora in the United Kingdom' particularl...

Research Excellency Programme USC- India (PEIN) to Dr. Sadananda Sahoo

Dr. Sadananda Sahoo, member of GRFDT will be participating in the Research Excellency Programme USC- India (PEIN) during 1 November to 30th November 2014. During this period he will be associated with Prof. Xaquin Rodriguez Campos in the Social Anthropology Department of Santiago de Compostela. H...

Chitra N. of GRFDT participates in a seminar on Migrant Domestic Workers

Dr. Chitra N., member of GRFDT is invited to participate in a Regional Level Seminar on “The Study on the Problems and Issues Faced by Migrant Domestic Workers Overseas”. The Seminar is organized by Migrant Domestic workers Welfare Trust – Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the Na...

Rakesh Ranjan participates in 10th Migration Summer School organised by the MPC in Florence

Rakesh Ranjan, member of GRFDT has recently participated in 10th Migration Summer School organised by the MPC in Florence from Monday 23 June until Friday 4 July 2014. He is one of the twenty-three participants selected from various parts of the globe including India, China, Turkey, Israel, Pales...

GRFDT Member participates in the Public Policy Research Consultation on Contemporary Malaysian Indians

Dr. Mahalingam M who is now the president of Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism has been invited by the Institut Kajian Etnik (KITA), (Institute of Ethnic Studies) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) for the conference on ‘Public Policy Re...

Xth Migration Summer School conducted by Migration Policy Centre, Florence

The 10th Migration Summer School organised by the MPC in Florence from Monday 23 June until Friday 4 July 2014. 23 participants selected from India, China, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, USA, Germany, Sweden, Bahrain, Lebanon, Italy, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and other parts of the worlds participated in ...

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