Knowledge Mobilization and Forced Migration
The resources below build on the understanding of KM, with links to KM resources relating directly to the area of forced migration.
KnowledgeMig is based at the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh. Its members are active participants of the Migration and Citizenship Research Group, founded by a Marie Curie Excellence Grant which operated between 2004 and 2008. It includes a repository of books and special issues, book chapters, articles and policy briefs relating to knowledge translation and migration policy.
Global Commission International Migration (GCIM)
“The Commission's mandate is:
1.Placing International Migration on the Global Agenda by promoting a comprehensive debate among governments, international organisations, academia, civil society, private sector, media and other actors on all aspects of migration and issues related to migration 2. Analysing Gaps in Current Policy Approaches to Migration and Examining Inter-linkages with Other Issue-Areas by focusing on various approaches and perspectives of governments and other stakeholders in different regions, and by addressing the relationship of migration with other global issues that impact on and cause migration 3. Presenting Recommendations to the United Nations Secretary-General and other Stakeholders on how to strengthen national, regional and global governance of international migration”
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, Oxford, United Kingdom
“The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.’
The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council is geared to deepen the understanding of this relationship.”
Migration Policy Institute
The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.
MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the rising demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world.
Centre for Migration Studies
“The Centre for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964. Its primary goal is to support and undertake research, and to provide a forum for debate on international migration.
CMS carries out its mission in three ways: circulating books and monographs and publishing International Migration Review, a leading peer-reviewed scholarly journal specialized in the subject of international migration; organizing conferences and forums on international migration, including the National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy; and maintaining an archive that collects and makes available documentation on the experiences of people in transit.”
Refugee Studies Centre
“The Refugee Studies Centre is part of the University of Oxford's International Development Centre at Queen Elizabeth House. Its objectives are to carry out multidisciplinary research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration; to disseminate the results of that research to policy makers and practitioners, as well as within the academic community; and to understand the experience of forced migration from the point of view of the affected populations.”
(We should also include here, the Institute for the study of International Migration (Georgetown), Forced Migration Studies Programme (Wits Uni. SA), Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program (Amr. Uni. Cairo) Group on Political Theory and Legal theory (Columbia) Division of Population Research in the Institute of Social Studies and Research (Tehran))