WUN RDF - Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT)

Migration data for policy: building capacity with governments, academics and civil society - A Summer School in Bristol, 9-12 July 2018

As part of the agreement between IOM-GMDAC and WUN, the University of Bristol will also run a Summer School in 2018, aimed at academic and NGO / government personnel. Drawing on expertise from the MDGT research group led by Ann Singleton, the course will be run with the participation of academic experts and of IOM colleagues, using a wealth of IOM training materials.

The Migration Data Portal,  launched in December 2018, will be a core resource for the dedicated training sessions. International expertise from UN officials and academics will provide the global standards and context for understanding the data and best practice.

Based on a broad range of experience and expertise from leading migration data experts, the Summer School will help to improve the skills of, and the communication between, data producers (NSOs) and data users (policy-makers), especially those from developing countries; to balance national realities while meeting international recommendations in measuring and reporting on progress towards the SDGs.

Venue: Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel

Further details will be posted here shortly. To register your interest and join the mailing list for updates, please email Natasha.Price@bristol.ac.uk

The Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT) programme brings together WUN migration researchers and data experts for two workshops, in a research incubation activity supported by ongoing research and policy collaboration between the University of Bristol and the International Organization for Migration's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin, a key partner in the programme.

For more information on the project, please see the central WUN website.