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Episode 1

Using improvisational theatre to discuss irregular migration with teenagers in The Gambia

João Pedro Martins is a Ph.D. Candidate and lecturer at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His interest in migration reaches from social cohesion, the difficulties of integration in host…

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Episode 2

Why taking the Backway isn’t a matter of individualist thinking

In this second episode of the Research Series podcast, Elia Vitturini speaks about the ethnographic fieldwork him and his team led in The Gambia.

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The second series of research podcasts (IOM Research Series) aims to shed light on the work of several specialized researchers on the study of migration phenomena, in particular the recent results from the MigChoice research project, carried out in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration and the University of Birmingham.

What is the link between development interventions and the decision to migrate in West Africa? Are the methodologies of our interventions still effective? Through in-depth ethnographic fieldwork, the researchers took the time to discuss with young people, local representatives and authorities as well as with development actors in several localities in The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea. This allowed them to get closer to the collective memories and the social, political and cultural histories of each region.

In this second series of podcasts, Marianne Dioh and Bérénice Boukaré received as guests the researchers of the MigChoice project, which immerses us in the migratory universe of young Guineans and Gambians, as well as a young researcher and collaborator of the IOM in Gambia.

To learn more about the MigChoice research project, click here.