Katharine Charsley (SPAIS), Mohammed Ali (QED) and Adeeba Malik (QED) on 'Enhancing the integration of Pakistani migrant husbands'
G1 7 Priory Rd
Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship Seminar Series will host Katharine Charsley (SPAIS), Dr Mohammed Ali OBE, & Adeeba Malik CBE (QED Foundation) discussing 'Enhancing the integration of Pakistani migrant husbands: an Impact Acceleration seminar'
Date: 6th December 2018
Venue: G1 7 Priory Rd
Abstract: Pakistani nationals account for around one in five spousal migrants to the UK. Amid political attention to Pakistani migrant wives and issues of integration (e.g. the 2016 Casey Review into Integration and Opportunity), the challenges that can face migrant husbands have received little attention. This seminar will discuss a recent Impact Acceleration project which aimed to both investigate and address common problems experienced by Pakistani men migrating to the UK through marriage. This collaboration between the University of Bristol and QED Foundation involved piloting pre-entry language and integration training in Pakistan. Challenges encountered in this project illustrate some hazards of impact-oriented work, but also provide an example of how they may have value in informing recommendations. Dr Mohammed Ali (OBE) & Adeeba Malik (CBE) will present the work of QED Foundation (qed-uk.org), a UK-based charity which has been working since 1990 to enhance opportunities for ethnic minorities, delivering local services and working with government, public sector organisations, business and charities to tackle inequalities. Eloise Meller from the University of Bristol’s Knowledge Exchange team will also introduce the opportunities available under the ESRC’s Impact Acceleration funding scheme.
This seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.