Berlin, August 21 (OurVoice):In order to bring together the international thought leaders from different sectors to enable new perspective and to facilitate the co-creation of ideas and innovative practices towards a migration that benefits all actors in society, the German Federal Government and German development organisation, GIZ have set up a 30-member ‘ The Migration Laboratory’ recently.
The Migration Laboratory consists of representatives from Bangladesh, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Mexico, the Republic of Moldova, Morocco, the Philippines, Sweden and Switzerland. Chairman of BASUG-Diaspora and Development, Bikash Chowdhury Barua has been selected as one of the 30 members of the Migration Laboratory.
The Migration Laboratory aims at providing a space for dialogue, experimentation and collaboration aiming at 5 key objectives: 1) engage critically with the challenges and potentials of ensuring that migration is beneficial for all actors in society; 2) bring diverse interests in the migration system into dialogue and support a better understanding of mutual perspectives; 3) encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and new forms of cooperation on concrete change initiatives lacking critical issues in the field; 4) foster a global network of change agents; and 5) impact upon national and global discourses.
Members of the Migration Laboratory will in the coming months gather in Berlin (19-22 October 2017), Rabat, Morocco (15-18 February 2018) and on 11-13 May 2018 (location is yet to be finalized) and share insights and challenges of each other’s work. Some members of the Migration Laboratory will also join the next Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) scheduled to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco on 5-7 December 2018. It may be mentioned that BASUG Chairman, Bikash Chowdhury Barua is a member of the International Steering Committee of GFMD Civil Society Days.