Migration, Gender and COVID 19: Socio-Economic and Policy Perspectives

Migration, Gender and COVID 19: Socio-Economic and Policy Perspectives
Time: May 17, 2020 05:30 PM India

Welcome Note: Dr. Amba Pande, JNU

Prof. Kamala Ganesh,Scholar in Residence, Shiv Nadar University and Former Professor, University of Mumbai (Moderator)

Prof. Margaret Walton-Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Ambassador Manju Seth, Former Ambassador to Madagascar

Prof. Aparna Rayaprol, Central University of Hyderabad, India

Mrs Paddy Siyanga Knudsen, Migration Governance Analyst & Snr Consultant with IOM, The Gambia

Prof. Faiz Omar Mahammad Jamie, UNESCO Chair of Peace, University of Bahri, Sudan

Prof. Annapurna Pandey, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Vote of Thanks: Anni Yeremyan, Armenia

Rapporteur: Anuja Tripathy, IGNOU, India

Kindly circulate this among the scholars working on migration, refugee, gender, labour and diaspora.

Kindly circulate this among the scholars working on migration, refugee, gender, labour and diaspora. To get link for the Zoom meeting, please write to: [email protected]

Brief Profile of the Speakers

Prof. Kamala Ganesh, Professor, Scholar-in-Residence, Department of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS), Siv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh. she has taught at St. Xavier’s College, SNDT Women’s University and  Department of Sociology , Mumbai University.

Prof. Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Her research interests are in gender and migration, transnational networks, and immigrant settlement. Her current research focuses on gender and the international migration of health care professionals, and international student migration.

Ambassador Manju Seth, a career diplomat, retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2014. A former Ambassador and Consul General of India, her last assignment was as Ambassador of India to Madagascar and Comoros. She has extensive experience in India and abroad in dealing with diverse issues relating to international relations, governance , policy matters, administration, publicity, media, protocol, culture, International affairs and economic & commercial matters. Seth is an Advisor for International Collaboration with Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI) and an Advisor with Aambra Foundation which works on women empowerment issues.



Aparna Rayaprol is Professor and Former Head, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad Her areas of interest include gender studies, Indian diaspora, qualitative research methods and urban sociology. She was the Director of the Study in India Program from 2009-14 at the University of Hyderabad and was associated with it since its inception in 1998 and has been closely involved with its academic as well as administrative responsibilities.

Mrs. Paddy Siyanga Knudsen is a Zambian national, currently resident in Malaysia, and holds a MSc Financial Economics from SOAS and BSc Development & Economics from LSE. She is a Migration Governance Analyst (a Development Economist by profession) with over 15 years of experience in various fields including governance, regional integration and specifically working on migration and public finance management as her preferred bundle of interest. She has worked for the various International Organisations in various countries such as China, Malaysia, Zambia, Tanzania, East and South Africa.

Prof. Faiz Omar Mahammad Jamie is holding UNESCO Chair of Peace, University of Bahri, Sudan and Head Department of Scientific Affairs, Epistemological Enlightenment Centre, Sudan. He has been in the Committees of several national and international level organisations and published research papers in various international journals.


Prof. Annapurna Pandey currently works at the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz. Annapurna does research in Cultural Anthropology she was a senior Fulbright U.S. Scholar working in Odisha, India (2017-18). Her research project focuses on the impact of skill training on everyday life of rural and tribal women. Her current project is 'Skill Development and women's empowerment in Odisha, India'. 



Time and Place:

Date:   Sunday, May 17, 2020
Venue:   New Delhi
Address:   New Delhi
City/Twon:   New Delhi
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