Rethinking Migration: Challenge or Opportunity?

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July 21, 2021, 11:51 a.m.

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*Join SCALE for an armchair chat, as practitioners and researchers question
assumptions about economic migration and its role in programming*

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About this event

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis have shown us that now
more than ever, a new understanding and approach to migration is necessary.
News stories of migrants stranded after COVID lockdowns and the growing
recognition of a link between climate change and increased migration are
pushing us to re-evaluate immigration and migration management strategies.

A few partners of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance have turned
the issue on its head, starting with the premise that migration is not a
problem to be solved but rather a solution that people seek to improve
their income security both on and off-farm.

Is this time of crisis in fact a moment of reckoning? An opportunity for
development actors and governments to deeply question their assumptions
about migration and development and explore a more coherent way forward?
We'll discuss examples from Guatemala, Nepal, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

About SCALE

SCALE is an initiative funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
(BHA) to enhance the impact, sustainability, and scalability of BHA-funded
agriculture, natural resource management, and livelihoods activities in
emergency and non-emergency contexts. SCALE is implemented by Mercy Corps
in collaboration with Save the Children. Learn more about SCALE at
www.fsnnetwork.org/scale

*Photo Credit: Jenn Gardella / Save the Children*

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*Rejoignez SCALE pour une discussion informelle, alors que les praticiens
et les chercheurs remettent en question les hypothèses sur la migration
économique et son rôle dans le développement.*

*La pandémie actuelle du COVID-19 et la crise climatique nous ont montré
que, maintenant plus que jamais, une nouvelle compréhension et une nouvelle
approche de la migration sont nécessaires. Les reportages sur les migrants
bloqués après les restrictions de déplacements dus au COVID-19 et la
reconnaissance croissante d'un lien entre le changement climatique et
l'augmentation des migrations nous poussent à réévaluer les stratégies
d'immigration et de gestion des migrations.*

*Quelques partenaires du Bureau d'aide humanitaire de l'USAID ont inversé
le problème, en partant du principe que la migration n'est pas un défi à
résoudre mais plutôt une solution que les gens recherchent pour améliorer
la sécurité de leurs revenus, centrés ou non sur l'exploitation agricole.*

*Cette période de crise est-elle en fait un moment de réflexion? Une
opportunité pour les acteurs du développement et les gouvernements de
remettre profondément en question leurs hypothèses sur la migration et le
développement et d'explorer une voie plus cohérente? Nous discuterons des
exemples du Guatemala, du Népal, du Niger et du Zimbabwe.*

*À propos de SCALE*

*SCALE est une initiative financée par le Bureau d'assistance humanitaire
(BHA) de l'USAID pour améliorer l'impact, la durabilité et la mise à
l'échelle des activités agricoles, de gestion des ressources naturelles et
des moyens de subsistance financées par BHA dans des contextes d'urgence et
de non-urgence. SCALE est mis en œuvre par Mercy Corps en collaboration
avec Save the Children. Pour en savoir plus sur SCALE, consultez le site
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July 15, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

Kim Jurczyk

Hello everyone,

Join SCALE for an armchair chat from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET on July 29, 2021 as practitioners and researchers question assumptions about economic migration and its role in non-emergency programming.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis have shown us that now more than ever, a new understanding and approach to migration is necessary. News stories of migrants stranded after COVID lockdowns and the growing recognition of a link between climate change and increased migration are pushing us to re-evaluate immigration and migration management strategies.

A few partners of USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance have turned the issue on its head, starting with the premise that migration is not a problem to be solved but rather a solution that people seek to improve their income security both on and off-farm.

Is this time of crisis in fact a moment of reckoning? An opportunity for development actors and governments to deeply question their assumptions about migration and development and explore a more coherent way forward? We'll discuss examples from Guatemala, Nepal, Niger, and Zimbabwe.

Click to Register>> <https: e="" rethinking-migration-challenge-or-opportunity-registration-162711186539="" www.eventbrite.com="">

About SCALE

SCALE is an initiative funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to enhance the impact, sustainability, and scalability of BHA-funded agriculture, natural resource management, and livelihoods activities in emergency and non-emergency contexts. SCALE is implemented by Mercy Corps in collaboration with Save the Children. Learn more about SCALE at www.fsnnetwork.org/scale

Kim Jurczyk
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Save the Children | Department of Hunger and Livelihoods
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