The Migrants on the margins team were at the Hargeisa International Book Fair last week to present their research to the local community.
Professor Laura Hammond, research lead for Hargeisa, along with Professor Mike Collyer who is principal researcher for the project, took part in several panel discussions about migration research and internal displacement. An exhibition of the findings of the Migrants on the margins project, which included the comic based on the story of Halgan*, a migrant in Somaliland, and produced by PositiveNegatives, was also displayed and presented to members of the Somaliland Ministry of Planning and National Development.
One of the goals of the Migrants on the margins research programme is to inform interventions by local policy makers and municipalities to improve the situation that migrants find themselves in. Presentations and attendance at the Book Fair is one of the ways the team are sharing their findings with the local communities where they worked. The project’s educational resources, including four comics and a series of posters, are also being translated into local languages, so they too can be shared with the study communities.
Migrants on the margins is the Society’s field research programme focusing on the vulnerability and opportunities of migrants in some of the world’s most pressured cities: Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Hargeisa (Somaliland).
Find out more about Migrants on the margins.
Take a look at our Migrants on the margins educational resources.
*not her real name