Parallel Sessions by theme

Climate Change

Session A.1: Climate Change and Human Migration: Data for a Difficult Subject

Organiser: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Chair: Ms. Kira Vinke, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Speakers:

  • Mr. Francois Gemenne, Hugo Observatory; University of Liège
  • Mr. Alassane Diallo, University Grenoble Alps
  • Ms. Susanne Melde, International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre
  • Mr. Muhammad Abdur Rahaman, Climate Change Adaptation Mitigation Experiment & Training (CAMET) Park

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Session B.1: Climate Change and Displacement: Data for a Difficult Subject

Organiser: Platform on Disaster Displacement

This session has been merged with Session A.1: Climate Change and Human Mobility: Data for a Difficult Subject, from 13.30-15.00 on Sunday, 19 January.
Data innovation

Session A.6: Old Definitions New Approaches: Migration and Big Data

Organiser: Interface Demography / Free University Brussels

Chair: Mr. Steffen Pötzschke, Lebniz Institute for Social Sciences (GESIS)

Speakers:

  • Ms. Tuba Bircan, Free University of Brussels
  • Ms. Jisu Kim, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
  • Ms. Rose Evra, Statistics Canada
  • Ms. Marta Gomez Gimenez, GMV
  • Mr. Carlos Edmundo Arcila, University of Salamanca

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Session C.4: Embedding innovative migration estimates into official statistics

Organiser: Eurostat

Chair: Mr. Enrico Tucci, Italian National Statistical Institute

Speakers:

  • Ms. Maria João Valente Rosa, New University of Lisbon
  • Mr. Emilio Zagheni, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Ms. Vittoria Buratta, Italian National Statistical Institute
  • Ms. Sabrina Prati, Italian National Statistical Institute

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Session E.7: Unlocking the Value of Private-Sector Data for Migration: The Need for Data Stewardship and 100 Questions that Matter

Organiser: GovLab / New York University

Chair: Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab, New York University

Speakers:

  • Marzia Rango, IOM and Lead of the Big Data for Migration Alliance
  • Michele Vespe, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Claudia Juech, Cloudera Foundation
  • Mr. Rami Hazime, Maxar

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Session F.2: Data innovation for early warning and understanding of displacement and internal mobility

Organiser: Big Data 4 Migration (BD4M) Alliance

Chair: Ms. Marzia Rango, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration and BD4M Alliance

Speakers:

  • Mr. Justin Ginnetti, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  • Mr. Shengjie Lai, WorldPop/Flowminder Foundation
  • Mr. Teddy Wilkin, European Asylum Support Office
  • Mr. Panca Dwi Prabawa, Statistics Indonesia
  • Mr. Michele Vespe, European Commission Joint Research Centre

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Health

Session A.5: Approaches to Advancing Migration Health Data Collection and Analysis at Country and Regional Level

Organiser: University of Ottawa

Chair: Mr. Charles Hui, University of Ottawa

Speakers:

  • Ms. Ines Campos-Matos, Public Health England
  • Mr.  Acran Salmen-Navarro, New York University School of Medicine/ Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
  • Ms. Olga Gorbacheva, IOM’s Migration and Health Department
  • Mr. Dominik Zenner, IOM’s Migration and Health Department
  • Mr. Phusit Prakongsai, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand

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Session B.3: Measuring migrant health

Organiser: Institut Convergences Migrations (French Institute on Migration)

Chair: Mr. Dominik Zenner, IOM’s Migration and Health Division

Speakers:

  • Ms. Andrea Tortelli, French Institute of Health and Medical Research
  • Mr. Angad Singh, International Institute for Population Sciences
  • Ms. Lu Wang, Ryerson University    
  • Ms. Julia Black, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre

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Session B.5: Strengthening data availability through the implementation of an international policy framework and targeted evidence synthesis in the WHO European region

Organiser: World Health Organization

Chair: Mr. Santino Severoni, World Health Organization

Speakers:

  • Mr. Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, Dept. of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University
  • Mr. Kayvan Bozorgmehr, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld
  • Ms. Evika Karamagioli, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Session F.1: Data on migrant deaths and disappearances: what are the methodological challenges and how can links to policy and practice be improved?

Organiser: University of Bristol

Chair: Mr. Frank Laczko, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (replacing Ms. Ann Singleton, University of Bristol)

Speakers:

  • Ms. Julia Black, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre
  • Ms. Jane Linekar, Mixed Migration Centre
  • Ms. Elizabeth Brabec, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Ms. Ann Singleton, University of Bristol (video)

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Labour migration

Session C.8: Leveraging Existing Data Collection Methodologies to Measure the Economic Contribution of the Diaspora

Organiser: DMA Global

Chair: Mr. Leon Isaacs, DMA Global

Speakers:

  • Ms. Marina Manke, IOM’s Labour Mobility and Human Development Division
  • Mr. Mohamed Mghari, Regional Director of High Commission of Planning, Morocco
  • Mr. Patrice Kiiru, Equity Banking Group (TBC)

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Session D.4: Measuring trafficking in persons

Organiser: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Chair: Mr. Harry Cook, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Ms. Angela Me, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Ms. Kristiina Kangaspunta, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Ms. Amandine Sourd, French National Institute for Advanced Studies in Security and Justice

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Session E.5: Understanding labour migration: leveraging migration data to benefit migrant workers and host economies

Organiser: Economic Policy Institute

Chair: Mr. Mustafa Hakki Ozel, International Labour Office

Speakers:

  • Mr. Daniel Costa, Economic Policy Institute
  • Mr. Diego Iturralde, Statistics South Africa (presenting on behalf of primary author Ms. Princelle Dasappa-Venketsamy, Statistics South Africa)
  • Ms. Nelly Kfir, Center for International Migration and Integration, Israel
  • Ms. Marina Manke, IOM’s Labour Mobility and Human Development Division
  • Mr. Brian Onsase Okeng’o, African Union Commission

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Session F.6: Statistics on international labour migration: statistical standards and ILO’s efforts on developing methodologies for the measurement labour migration

Organiser: International Labour Organization

Chair: Mr. Mustafa Hakki Ozel, International Labour Organization

Speakers:

  • Natalia Popova, International Labour Organization
  • Farhad Mehran, Independent
  • Fathi Elachhap, Université de Carthage
  • Mr. Yacouba Diallo, International Labour Organization

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Methodologies

Session B.1: Understanding migration flows: the potential of administrative data

Organiser: International Organization for Migration

Chair: Mr. Frank Laczko, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Mr. Georges Lemaitre, Independent
  • Mr. Fabio Jimenez Castro, IOM San Jose
  • Ms. Brook Theyers, Statistics New Zealand
  • Ms. Marina Manke, IOM’s Labour Mobility and Human Development Division
  • Ms. Becca Briggs, UK Office for National Statistics

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Session C.4: Embedding innovative migration estimates into official statistics

Organiser: Eurostat

Chair: Mr. Enrico Tucci, Italian National Statistical Institute

Speakers:

  • Ms. Maria João Valente Rosa, New University of Lisbon
  • Mr. Emilio Zagheni, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Mr. Enrico Tucci, Italian National Statistical Institute

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Session D.3: The Need to Capitalize on the 2020 Census Round for Migration Analysis

Organiser: United Nations Population Fund

Chair: Mr. Luay Shabaneh, United Nations Population Fund

Speakers:

  • Mr. Godwin Gyebi Odei, Ghana Statistical Service
  • Ms. Vu Thu Thuy, Department General Statistics Office, Vietnam
  • Mr. Victor Ballesteros, Chilean Immigration Department
  • Mr. Teke Johnson Takwa, Central Bureau for Censuses and Population Studies Cameroon
  • Ms. Shu Li, National Bureau of Statistics of China

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Session D.4: Measuring trafficking in persons

Organiser: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Chair: Mr. Harry Cook, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Ms. Angela Me, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Ms. Kristiina Kangaspunta, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Ms. Amandine Sourd, French National Institute for Advanced Studies in Security and Justice

 

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Session D.6: Combining data sources: Addressing gaps and biases

Organiser: European University Institute

Chair: Mr. Philippe Fargues, European University Institute

Speakers:

  • Mr. Georges Lemaitre, Independent
  • Mr. Ettore Recchi, Sciences Po
  • Mr. Patrick Lusyne, Statistics Belgium
  • Ms. Rose Evra, Statistics Canada

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Session E.2: The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi): An innovative approach for collecting and analyzing data on vulnerable people on the move in East, West and North Africa

Organiser: Mixed Migration Centrr

Chair: Ms. Jane Linekar, Mixed Migration Centre, Danish Refugee Council

  • Ms. Danielle Botti, Mixed Migration Centre (East Africa), Danish Refugee Council
  • Ms. Ana-Maria Murphy-Teixidor, Mixed Migration Centre (North Africa), Danish Refugee Council
  • Ms. Jessamy Garver-Affeldt, Mixed Migration Centre (West Africa), Danish Refugee Council

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Session E.3: Priorities in International Migration Research and Statistics: Prospects for a World Migration Survey

Organiser: The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

Chair: Mr. Gervais Appave, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Philippe Fargues, European University Institute
  • Marcela Cerrutti, Centro de Estudios de Poblacion 
  • Mr. Philippe Fargues, European University Institute
  • Ms. Marcela Cerrutti, Centro de Estudios de Poblacion
  • Mr. Douglas Massey, Princeton University
  • Mr. Jean-Christophe Dumont, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Session F.2: Current practices and innovations in international migration statistics at the U.S. Census Bureau

Organiser: U.S. Census Bureau

Chair: Mr. Jason Schachter, U.S. Census Bureau

Speakers:

  • Mr. Erik Vickstrom, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Mr. Anthony Knapp, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Ms. Ellen Percy Kraly, Colgate University

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Session F.5: Regional migration flow systems: Strategies for data assessment, estimation and validation

Organiser: Australian National University

Chair: Mr. James Raymer, Australian National University

Speakers:

  • Mr. Guy Abel, Shanghai University
  • Ms. Qing Guan, Australian National University
  • Mr. Giampaolo Lanzieri, Eurostat
  • Mr. Arkadiusz Wisniowski, University of Manchester
  • Mr. Diego Iturralde, Statistics South Africa
  • Mr. Jason Schachter, United States Census Bureau

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Session F.7: Statistics on international labour migration: statistical standards and ILO’s efforts on developing methodologies for the measurement labour migration

Organiser: International Labour Organization

Chair: Mr. Mustafa Hakki Ozel, International Labour Organization

Speakers:

  • Mr. Mustafa Hakki Ozel, International Labour Organization on behalf of Ms. Natalia Popova, International Labour Organization
  • Mr. Farhad Mehran, Independent
  • Mr. Fathi Elachhap, Université de Carthage
  • Mr. Yacouba Diallo, International Labour Organization

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Refugees and IDPs

Session C.1: Children in Displacement: Data Challenges and Solutions

Organiser: United Nations Children's Fund and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Chair:  Ms. Danzhen You, United Nations Children's Fund and Ms. Kimberly Roberson, United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees

Speakers:

 

  • Ms. Bina Desai, Internal Displacement Monitoring Center
  • Mr. Christophe Tatsinkou, National Institute of Statistics, Cameroon
  • Mr. Oscar Ivan Rico Valencia, Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas, Colombia
  • Mr. Sebastian Steinmuller, UNHCR
  • Ms. Sara Burrone, UNICEF Office of Research

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Session C.3: Data on refugees and involuntary migrants

Organiser: World Food Programme

Chair: Ms. Ellen Percy Kraly, Colgate University

Speakers:

  • Mr. Edgar Wabyona, World Food Programme
  • Mr. Jan Eberle, German Federal Statistical Office
  • Ms. Rajni Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Ms. Stephanie Lemerle, French Ministry of the Interior

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Session E.1: Are we making progress? Reflection on global initiatives aimed to improve the quality and standards in internal displacement data, analysis, and statistics 

Organiser: International Organization for Migration

Chairs: Mr. Nuno Nunes, International Organization for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Matrix and Justin Ginetti, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (co-chairs)

Speakers:

  • Ms. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons
  • Ms. Kim Roberson, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Mr. Bjorn Gillsater, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement
  • Mr. Walter Kaelin, Platform on Disaster Displacement

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Session E.4: Supporting comprehensive action to address internal displacement through innovative monitoring tools

Organiser: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Chair: Ms. Bina Desai, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Speakers:

  • Mr. Oscar Ivan Rico Valencia, Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas, Colombia
  • Mr. Christophe Tatsinkou, National Institute of Statistics, Cameroon
  • Ms. Sara Burrone, UNICEF Office of Research

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Session E.6: Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq: what four years of longitudinal study data tells us about the IASC Framework for Durable Solutions and measuring the end of displacement

Organiser: Georgetown University

Chair: Ms. Lorenza Rossi, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Ms. Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Salma Al-Shami, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Nadia Siddiqui, Social Inquiry

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Session F.3: Making Progress to Improve Statistics on Forced Displacement: Experiences from Developing and Implementing International Recommendations 

Organiser: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Chair: Ms. Kimberly Roberson, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Speakers:

  • Ms. Bouchra Bouziani, High Commission for Planning Morocco
  • Mr. Seyum Tadese, Central Statistics Agency of Ethiopia
  • Mr. Vadym Pishcheiko, State Statistics Service of Ukraine
  • Mr. Vebjørn Aalandslid, Statistics Norway

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Session F.2: Data innovation for early warning and understanding of displacement and internal mobility

Organiser: Big Data 4 Migration (BD4M) Alliance

Chair: Ms. Marzia Rango, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration and BD4M Alliance

Speakers:

  • Mr. Justin Ginnetti, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  • Mr. Shengjie Lai, WorldPop/Flowminder Foundation
  • Mr. Teddy Wilkin, European Asylum Support Office
  • Mr. Panca Dwi Prabawa, Statistics Indonesia
  • Mr. Michele Vespe, European Commission Joint Research Centre

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Regional Focus: Africa

Session A.2: The Patterns of Migration in Egypt

Organiser: Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt

Chair: Mr. Ibrahim Awad, American University in Cairo

Speakers:

  • Mr. Abdelhamid Sharaf Eldeen, CAPMAS, Egypt
  • Ms. Rawia Elbatrawy, CAPMAS, Egypt
  • Ms. Walaa Ibrahim El Sharkaway, CAPMAS, Egypt
  • Ms. Wafaa Ezzet Ali, CAPMAS, Egypt
  • Mr. Ali Hebishi Kamel, CAPMAS, Egypt
  • Mr. Samir M. Farid, Eurostat-MEDSTAT/ World Bank / UNHCR / IOM
  • Mr. Mostafa Younes Yousef, CAPMAS, Egypt

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Session A.3: National Coordination Framework in African Countries and its impact in the improvement of migration statistics

Organiser: Statistics Sweden and the African Union Commission

Chair: Mr. Stefan Andersson, Statistics Sweden

Speakers:

  • Ms. Siham Mourabit, Division of African Union Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco
  • Ms. Leila Ben Ali, African Union Commission
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Ntezimana, Statistics Sweden 
  • Mr. Frank Laczko, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration
  • Mr. William Muhwava, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Ms. Lucy Daxbacher, Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  • Mr. Ibrahim Kasso, Embassy of Sweden, Ethiopia
  • Mr. Jason Gagnon, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Session B.7: How can statistics better reflect migration realities in Africa?

Organiser: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and African Union

Chair: Ms. Leila Ben Ali, African Union

  • Mr. Elvino Nhantumbo, National Institute of Statistics Mozambique
  • Mr. Ayman Zohry, American University in Cairo
  • Mr. Hanspeter Wyss, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Mr. Jason Gagnon, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Mr. Rainer Münz, European Political Strategy Centre

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Session D.1: Addressing the Data Gap on Remittances in Africa

Organiser: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Chair: Mr. Donald F. Terry, Yale University

Speakers:

  • Mr. Pedro De Vasconcelos, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Ms. Oya Pinar Ardic Alper, World Bank Group
  • Mr. Leon Isaacs, DMA Global
  • Ms. Iva Lohovska, World Data Lab
  • Mr. Amadou Cissè, African Institute for Remittances
  • Patrice Kiiru, Equity Bank Group

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Session D.5: Regional migration data: West and Central Africa

Organiser: Network of Migration Research on Africa

Chair: Mr. Aderanti Adepoju, Network of Migration Research on Africa

Speakers:

  • Mr. Henry Akwitti, International Organization for Migration
  • Mr. Buba Jadama, Gambia Bureau of Statistics
  • Mr. Felicien Fomekong, Cameroon National Institute of Statistics
  • Mr. Yannick Brice Kouogueng Yeyouomo, Cameroon Institute for Demographic Training and Research
  • Ms. Marzia Rango, International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

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Session F.6: Assessing the dynamics between migration and development in Africa in the context of the multilateral trade and development agenda

Organiser: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Chair: Junior Davis, Chief of Africa Section, UNCTAD, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC)

Speakers:

  • Mr. Kolawole Sofola, ECOWAS Commission (TBC)
  • Ms. Siham Mrabet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Mr. Aderanti Adepoju, Coordinator of the Network of Migration Research on Africa
  • Mr. Andreas Isensee, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • Mr. John Mushomi, Makerere University

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Session F.9: Regional migration data: The Middle East and Northern Africa

Chair: Lorenza Rossi, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Mr. Waleed Ameen Abdelkhalik Mohamed, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt
  • Mr. Sofiane Bouhdiba, University of Tunis
  • Ms. Nora Abd El-Khalek Mohamed, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt
  • Mr. Frolian Malit Jr., University of Cambridge
  • Ms. Wafaa Ezzat Aly, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt
  • Ms. Susanne Melde, Global Migration Data Analysis Centre; International Organization for Migration

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Regional Focus: Asia

Session A.6: Regional migration data: Asia/Pacific 

Organiser: Australian National University

Chair: Mr. Gervais Appave, International Organization for Migration

Speakers:

  • Mr. James Raymer, Australian National University
  • Ms. Winida Albertha, Statistics Indonesia
  • Ms. Lisha Hao, Nanjing Normal University

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Session B.4: Regional migration data: South Asia

Organiser: Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka

Chair: TBC, UNDESA

Speakers:

  • Ms. Salpadoru Tuppahi Chandani Gaveshika,Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Muhammad Najeeb Ullah, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
  • Mr. Padma Prasad Khatiwada, National Consultant for Developing Migration Profile; IOM Nepal

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Regional Focus: Europe

Session A.8: Regional migration data: Northern and Western Europe

Organiser: Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford

Chair: Ms. Cécile Thoreau, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Speakers:

  • Mr. Jan Saarela, Abo Akademi University 
  • Mr. Denis Kierans, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford
  • Ms. Aude Bernard, the University of Queensland, Australia

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Session B.5: Strengthening data availability through the implementation of an international policy framework and targeted evidence synthesis in the WHO European region

Organiser: World Health Organization

Chair: Mr. Santino Severoni, World Health Organization

Speakers:

  • Mr. Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, Dept. of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University
  • Mr. Kayvan Bozorgmehr, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld
  • Ms. Evika Karamagioli, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Session B.6: Regional migration data: Eastern Europe

Organiser: Moldovan National Bureau of Statistics

Chair: Ms. Sara Grubanov Boskovic, European Commission

Speakers:

  • Ms. Aurelia Sparatu, Moldovan National Bureau of Statistics
  • Mr. Mihail Arandarenko, University of Belgrade
  • Ms. Miroslava Bozogáňová, The Institute of Social Sciences CSPS SAS

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