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Professor Heaven Crawley has joined the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as a Senior Research Associate to develop and strengthen links with the newly established migration research programme which has a particular interest in migrant journeys, decision making and the relationship between migration and a range of development policies. Heaven will use this role to identify new funding opportunities which build on the findings of the MEDMIG research.
The ODI's mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. They do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate, working with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.
As well as 12 core research programmes, the ODI also host a number of flagship projects and run the ODI Fellowship Scheme. This map shows some of the highlights from their work in 2015-2016.
One day conference on Faith in the Care System
This one-day conference will bring together academics, doctoral students, practitioners and policymakers from across disciplines to engage with contemporary contestations on transitional justice in order to contribute to the ever-growing scholarship in this field.
Coventry University has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Guardian for the impact of its research shedding light on the dynamics of Europe’s migration crisis.
Katharine Jones has been invited to act as a judge for the One World Media Awards, Refugee Reporting category, 2017.
On 17th January 2017, Professor Heaven Crawley she gave a seminar at London’s Refugee Law Initiative entitled Between conflict and survival: Unravelling the drivers of migration across the Mediterranean in 2015 which explored the use of categories to include and include certain group of migrants, and certain types of migration experiences, from the framework for international protection.