The Society’s Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins, is an international collaboration with research partners in all four cities being studied.
Researchers and local residents on a ‘walk around’ at Camp A in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The project team are working across four cities – Harare in Zimbabwe, Hargeisa in Somaliland, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Dhaka in Bangladesh – to investigate the impact of migration on migrants and the cities they move to.
The Development Government Institute (DEGI), based in Harare, has a strong research interest in Zimbabwe’s current urban governance challenges. DEGI has been strengthening its networks with social housing organisations and other institutions in preparation for sharing and acting on the knowledge generated by the project.
The Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention is investigating the vulnerability and opportunities of internally-displaced people living in three camps in Hargeisa. The three sites house people who are mainly from rural and pastoral communities, but differ in proximity to the city centre, access to services, date of establishment, and population.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Centre for Migration Research and Development (CMRD) is focusing on four sites in Colombo. The sites consist mainly of migrants from Sri Lanka’s plantation-based hill country and former conflict zones in the north and east, as well as those who have been evicted or relocated from other parts of Colombo.
The International Centre for Climate Change and Research, a research centre at the Independent University Bangladesh, is focusing on gaining better understanding of how migration could be a means for people to adapt to the changing climate and its associated stresses.
We are delighted that our Migrants on the margins educational resources have been shortlisted for a Teach Secondary Award for curriculum impact.
24 July 2019
The Society is delighted to have received further funding to continue and develop our Data Skills in Geography programme
5 September 2018
Crossing deserts, mountain ranges and the Atlantic on a cargo ship, all in a 30 year-old Renault 4, Matthieu redistributed €25,000 to people actively excluded from the formal financial sector.
16 March 2016
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has announced that writer, geographer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane will be its next President
20 May 2015
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