Migration

In the last few years, CAPI's research has taken a thematic approach and we are excited to announce the beginning of a new migration research project. This project will aim to bring together experts in the field from all over the world to share expertise and knowledge of migration related to Asia.

The world is facing unprecedented levels of mobility and migration, and this increasing flow of workers from rural to urban areas, and across borders from the Global South to the Global North (and in many cases back to their place of origin), has deep and profound impacts on development.  Once treated as separate issues, the intersections between migration and development are being increasingly recognized on the global stage.  

The focus is increasingly on how best to support global migration flows, in both migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries, in a way that protects the rights of migrants and their families, and recognizes migrants as key agents for development.  

CAPI is increasingly turning its attention to migration in much of our collective research and activities, including our international internship program, and has a solid network of individuals, partner organizations and intern alumni to draw from in this work. 

Click here to find out more about our project, "Asian Women, Migration and Family in the Global Era," which has just been awarded a $357,000 SSHRC grant. We also have a new project, "Stateless Children, Parents and Undocumented Migration: An Indonesian Pilot Study," which also received a $61,000 grant from SSHRC. You can find out about this project here.

If you would like to be involved or hear more about the migration program please email capi@uvic.ca.