Successful MIGNEX consortium meeting in Istanbul, with inspiring discussion as the project members continue to build new knowledge on migration, development and policy.
Over four sessions in October, 20 academics and practitioners from around the world met virtually to discuss the question of how education can enable refugee individuals and communities to build durable futures when
there is great uncertainty about where these futures will be? Recognizing the
protracted nature of refugee situations, the latest UNHCR education strategy
prioritizes the integration of refugees into the national education systems of
host countries. While this strategy may increase refugee children and youth's
access to 'inclusive and equitable quality education' (SDG4), it fails to
recognize the limbo in which refugees find themselves in low- and middle-income host countries: they are non-citizens
who cannot access the durable futures that education promises them.
The large PRIO-led project MIGNEX examines migration and development at the local level across Africa and Asia. A milestone was reached when the specific research areas were selected.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2019 Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. PRIO Director Henrik Urdal congratulates Ahmed on receiving what he calls “an important prize."
Many asylum seekers who opt for assisted return come home to countries ruined by war and conflicts. More than half of the persons who return to countries like Afghanistan and Iraq plan to remigrate. A new evaluation of assisted return programms shows that small and uncostly changes can increase the chances that people stay.
Øystein H. Rolandsen is co-editor of a new volume highlighting the violent struggles of Eastern African nations from the end of colonialism and throughout the Cold War.
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