Technology, Inequality and Migration (TIM)

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Inception meeting group photo in Ghana, 2019

This is the section of our site that reports and shares knowledge and resources on the UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ), led by Heaven Crawley of Coventry University, of which the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D is a partner.  Our interdisciplinary work focuses at the interface between technology, inequality and migration (TIM), and is led by Prof. G. “Hari” Harindranath, supported by Tim Unwin, Dr. Maria Rosa Lorini (PostDoc) and Francisca Sassetti (Postgraduate).

Please help us in our research

If you would like to help us in our ongoing work, please share the following links to our online surveys for migrants, return migrants and their families:

Links about our work

The following links provide more information about our work:

  • Updates on our work will be posted on our blog
    • Please see this post for an announcement inviting applications for a PDRF – closing date 6th November 2020
    • Please see this post for an announcement of the UKRI GCRF award.  Our first inception meeting was held in Ghana from 11th-15th February 2019, and our second Executive Group meeting was held in Nairobi on 23-24 September 2019.
  • Where and how we are working
    • Click on this link to see more about the migration routes that will provide the focus for the Hub’s work, and how our work stream will fit into these.
  • Access to resources
    • See here for a short introduction to some of the more interesting literature in this field.
  • Postgraduate and post-doctoral activities:
    • We are eager to encourage applications for PhD research associated with this project, and to support candidates in applying for relevant international grants to cover fees and maintenance (entry requirements).  Please use our contact form to get in touch.

Following our initial inception meeting in Accra in February 2019 (photo above), the Hub held a second major meeting in Nairobi in September-October 2019 which included substantial amounts of training for all of our researchers.  Glimpses of some of the activities are shown below:

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This work has been funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) [Grant Reference: ES/S007415/1]

Latest update 11th March 2021

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