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Migration 2017 : Migration and Diasporas: Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges

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Link: http://www.ignou.ac.in/userfiles/SOITS%20International%20Conference%20on%20Migration%20and%20Diaspora_edited.pdf
 
When Mar 22, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017
Where New Delhi
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2016
Notification Due Oct 1, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2017
Categories    conference   migration   diaspora   india
 

Call For Papers

Human mobility and migration is not a recent phenomenon rather it is one of the survival strategies adopted since the dawn of human civilization. Migration is the most important and natural phenomena leading to human progress and development. The International Migration Report (2015) brought out by UNDP underscores the importance of migration and development linkages. It mentions that there are more than 244 million people or 3.3 percent of world's population live outside their country of origin. Most of them are youth population with median age 39 years. Unlike earlier migration, the recent decade has seen growing feminisation of migration. The migration flow cannot be ignored in an interconnected global world considering its impact on the social, economic and political arena.
oth migration and its outcome in the form of Diaspora has been a significant policy challenge for the home and host countries. No countries and society stand isolated today. The global movement of individuals, ideas, technology, and culture, has significantly affected the everyday interactions among people. The complex interplay of local and global conditions, including the lobby groups, socio-economic and political conditions of the country, levels of development, technological progress and other institutional development such as financial, educational, social, etc., have also influenced the migration and diaspora policy formation of the host as well as source country. Today, migrant and diaspora communities are seen as a critical component of the development process of a country. Development engagement is constantly mediated through social and cultural identities of the migrant and Diaspora communities. These identities are not only very diverse but are also a space for social, political and ideological contestation.

Outcome
It is expected that the conference will provide an idea sharing platform for scholars working in policy and academic domain. Comparative perspectives on Diaspora and international migration are need of the time to make informed choices and up to date readings. The School which is already working on these issues will get newer perspectives in the areas and update the knowledge base.
Conclusion
The conference will be an exercise to engage multiple stakeholders involved in different domains. This exercise will help to intensify the interdisciplinary conversation among scholars and experts in academics and policy. India being a country having one of the largest shares in the migrant and Diaspora population will certainly benefit with such exercise

Abstract Submission Guidelines
All participants are required to submit abstract of about 300 words to
diasporaconferenceignou@gmail.com
Registration
There is no registration fee require for selected participants. Accommodation and local hospitality during conference will be provided to all selected participants.

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