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Challenges and Coping strategies of Missing Migrants’ families

Project Lead(s) : Zohra Hassani
Every year, millions of migrants leave their home embarking on a perilous adventure to find safety and/or better living conditions in another country. Some of them disappear on the way and leave no trace of their whereabouts. Sometimes called miss...

Constructed Identities and Integration: Refugees vs Diaspora in Belgium

Project Lead(s) : Paige Fabry
Introduction A group’s identity is a complex concept to define, as it can change in reference to another group. There are different levels and categories of identity, in which a group can identify and is often multi-faceted. When conside...

COVID-19 and its Impacts on Migrants Families in India: A Study of Semi and unskilled workers in GCC Countries

Project Lead(s) : Dr. Md.Jawed
Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented level emergency health situation in the entire world. As a result, every aspects of life have been affected. Migrant workers have affected predominantly from this pandemic situation in entire the globe. ...

Developing a Better Refugee Resettlement Programme in the UK: Challenges and Suggestions

Project Lead(s) : Sharlene Chen
According to UNHCR, there were about 170,000 asylum seekers in the UK at the end of 2018. About 126,000 of them have obtained a refugee claim, and have officially been recognized as refugees. The term “resettle” provides people with a ...

Diaspora’s employability and adaptation strategies in the context of pandemic: Case of African students in France

Project Lead(s) : Charles Mbatsogo
Context and justification of the Project proposal In the past few months, global mobility of all kinds has been severely disrupted, affecting the lives of people and economies. International migrants and business communities have particularly ...

Diasporas and Foreign Policy: An Overview on Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings

Project Lead(s) : Thiago Sette Câmara
In recent decades diasporas have become an important object of study in social sciences, after having been virtually unnoticed during the twentieth century. Despite the growing number of studies in social sciences, diasporas are not yet studied in...

Environmental displacement : A Forced Migration

Project Lead(s) : Fariha Jahan Prima
In present, we can see a lot of refugees that are displaced because of climate issues in different countries. Bangladesh is a country who faces a lot of disasters every year for its geographical location. This is a reason for which a lot of villag...

Gendered dimensions of literature by African-diaspora female writers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaa Gyasi and NoViolet Bulawayo

Project Lead(s) : Agata Wanat
Literature written by US based African female writers is gaining more and more recognition worldwide. Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaa Gyasi and NoViolet Bulawayo paint a complex picture, which combines African history and culture with reali...

Historiography of the 1947 Partition of India: What about personal histories?

Project Lead(s) : Parul Srivastava
The Partition of India has always been looked at from the point of view of the elite and the crucial political figures of those times. Many historians have been trying to look at who was actually responsible for the Partition in the first place, w...

In Search of a ‘Refuge’: Internal Migrants and Neoliberal Responses

Project Lead(s) : Srinita Bhattacharjee
Introduction Refugee, reflecting a quest for shelter is conceptualized as a cross-border phenomenon, that ensues from being victims of war, conflict, or discriminatory violence.  However, I assert that such challenging complexities of see...

India’s Diaspora Diplomacy during COVID-19: Coping Strategies and Way Forward

Project Lead(s) : Naziya Naweed
In the diplomacy discourse, the traditional form of diplomacy relies on the link between ambassadors of government and international organizations. But in the contemporary globalised world, Diaspora is playing a vital role in establishing a positi...

Migrant Inclusion in Crisis: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Response to COVID-19

Project Lead(s) : Erere Oghoghome
The COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on governments to roll out social protection programs aimed at ameliorating the impact of the health crisis on the socio economic lives of their citizens. The Nigerian government in its response to the pandem...

Migration and Remittances during Economic Crisis: A Case of India

Project Lead(s) : Kishlay Kirti
Migration is a dynamic process which depends upon numerous factors such as the status of global economy, war, policies of various economies and factors at the place of origin. In recent times India has emerged as the largest beneficiary of interna...

Muslims in Diaspora Negotiating Islam through Muslim Public Sphere and the Role of Media

Project Lead(s) : Sabah Khan
In the age of migration, various Muslim communities are in diaspora. The immediate implication of this is what happens to Islam in diaspora? How Islam gets represented in new forms? Such pertinent questions need to be dealt with. In the last d...

Reconstructing Gender Roles as a Repercussion of Migratory Journeys in Mohsin Hamid’s Exist West

Project Lead(s) : Rachid Lamghari
Gender shapes people’s practices at every level of social reality in the sense that there is no separate sphere in which gender exists isolated from other kinds of social relations. Gender has been used to normalize certain gender roles that...

Refugee Integration in Germany

Project Lead(s) : Pulkit Buttan
As per UNCHR, there are around 12.7 million displaced Syrians around the world that fled their country after the Syrian crisis.  Approximately, 9 Lakh people have been uprooted from their homes. The vast majority of Syrian refugees live in ne...

Rethinking sustainable development and its migration implications with focus on science process skills acquisition among Basic Secondary School students in Nigeria

Project Lead(s) : Olatunbosun Emmanuel OGUNSEEMI
Preamble The whole world is in some new ecosystems with many new changes occurring as if time is running very fast. More so, according to Obanya (2014) the new world is characterized by uncertainty as the rapid changes taking place have become...

Returnee Migrant Workers of Bangladesh during Covid-19 Pandemic: Study of Integration Challenges

Project Lead(s) : Fahmedur Rahman Himel
It is known to all because of COVID-19 pandemic thousands of work sources get closed and millions of people get unemployed around the world. Most of the Bangladeshi migrate on a work permit visa have lack of skills, little experience of work and a...

Sponsoring the Vulnerable: A Comparative Study on PSR (Private Sponsored Refugees) and GAR (Govt. Assisted Refugees) in Canada in the Context of Syrian Refugees

Project Lead(s) : Pulkit Buttan
As per UNCHR, there are around 12.7 million displaced Syrians around the world that fled their country after the Syrian crisis.  Approximately, 9 Lakh people have been uprooted from their homes. The vast majority of Syrian refugees live in ne...

The Effect of Returning Migrants in the Socio-Political Landscape in Nepal

Project Lead(s) : Pratik Satyal
Background Nepali migrants especially in the Gulf countries, Malaysia and India have been hit by the job loss due to COVID-19. Between 2008 and 2017, 3.5 million labor permits were issued by the government. As per report by Nepal government, ...

The Human Rights of Ethiopian Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: Agenda for Governments?

Project Lead(s) : Wegene Mengistu
this research will look into the possibility of implementation of the human rights-based approach to migration. In doing this, it will take the case of Ethiopian women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. By relying on the basic arguments of those...

The impact of COVID-19 on migration in Bangladesh: the future migration trends, challenge, and policy responses

Project Lead(s) : Razia Sultana
The pandemic of covid-19 having severe impact on human lives and livelihood since its outbreak and spreading all over the world. The economic shock is more devastating than the health impact throughout the world. Migration is one of the major sect...

The Role of Diasporas in Transitional Justice in Africa

Project Lead(s) : Mohamed Farahat
Introduction The phenomenon of asylum and to some extent the diaspora in the African continent is due to the failure of the African regimes in dealing with the crisis of national integration that linked to multiple crises such as the legitimac...

War and Displacement: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Project Lead(s) : Praveen Kumar Tiwari
The year 2020 marks nine years since the popular uprisings against al-Assad regime started in Syria but, the revolution is yet to achieve its goals. With the end nowhere in sight, the war has created a crisis which has displaced and rendered milli...

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