In recent years, migration-related issues have taken center stage on the global agenda, capturing the attention of nations and the international community alike. These concerns encompass both internal and international migration, as well as the challenges faced by refugees. From environmental and climate change impacts to issues of gender and inclusion, trafficking, remittances, and development, the complexities of migration demand comprehensive solutions.
The Nepal Migration Profile, published in 2019, shed light on crucial data and research gaps that have hindered the effective implementation of migration laws and policies in the country. Recognizing the significance of migration as a vital development issue, Nepal has embraced key international agendas such as the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). This commitment emphasizes the integration of migration into all levels of policymaking and national development strategies.
The GCM, in particular, offers valuable opportunities for migration governance and management through inter-governmental dialogue and the identification of best practices. It also highlights the essential role of migration in addressing environmental and climatic challenges. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is leading efforts to adopt a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to migration governance, ensuring migrants’ needs are addressed across various policy domains.
Moreover, the United Nations summit, The New York Declaration, unites countries in safeguarding the rights of refugees and migrants, irrespective of their status. It emphasizes the empowerment of women and girls and their active involvement in finding solutions.
Despite these efforts, Nepal faces challenges in migration governance due to a lack of comprehensive approaches and political commitment. To address these concerns, IOM Nepal and Tribhuvan University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have joined hands to organize the School on Migration Studies. This initiative aims to engage policymakers, ministry officials, researchers, academia, and students interested in migration and sustainable development. By collaborating with organizations working in the migration field, the School seeks to enhance stakeholders’ understanding of migration complexities and their capacity to address related issues effectively.
The School’s modular curriculum comprises 12 teaching modules, providing instructors with flexibility to adapt content as per contextual demands. Each module includes learning objectives, course contents, pedagogical methods, assessments, and assignments, ensuring a dynamic and enriching educational experience.
Enroll in the Summer School of Migration Studies to gain a comprehensive understanding of migration. 🌍