Migration Data for Policy Summer School

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Wed, 2018-06-27 11:22

The Summer School on Migration Data for Policy will be the first migration focused training dedicated to improving the quality, analysis and use of migration data for policy. It is devoted on improving knowledge and understanding of migration data.  

The Summer School will be held from July 9 – 12, 2018 at Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, Bristol, UK on the theme: Migration data for policy: Building capacity with governments, academics and civil society.

This Summer School is a new initiative of the International Organization for Migration Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (IOM GMDAC) and the University of Bristol, building on the close collaboration already developed through the Worldwide Universities Network  IOM Strategic Alliance through the Migration, Development and Global Transformations interdisciplinary group.

WUN colleagues are invited to share expertise with speakers from the United Nations, the UK Home Office, and with government officials from 17 countries across 4 continents. This is also a unique opportunity to learn from, and network with senior UN and UK Home Office officials, as well as NGOs and academics working in the field.

The Summer School Plenary panels will introduce key global challenges such as:

  • What is migration and why collect migration data for policy?’
  • The Global Compact(s) and Migration Data at the Global Level
  • Migration and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Data on a key policy challenge: health and migration
  • Building national and regional migration information systems
  • Reporting migration trends for policy needs

Small group workshops will provide training on: data collection methods; using administrative sources, migration data from censuses and surveys; developing regional capacity; knowledge exchange; analysis and reporting for policy.

Breakout sessions will include sessions such as:

  • Using census data for reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Understanding migration using survey data
  • Administrative data and their potential
  • Innovative data sources and approaches
  • Reporting and dissemination
  • Co-ordination, governance and partnerships
  • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and non-official data collection

IOM GMDAC have kindly provided expert trainers and training materials, and the University of Bristol is pleased to cover the Summer School fees (which include 4 nights of accommodation).

To register, visit The Summer School on Data Migration website

This opportunity is open to relevant academics and PhD students

Agenda for the Migration Data for Policy Summer School


Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2018-07-12 11:22