Over the course of the last 10 years, the Migrating out of Poverty consortium has drawn on the enthusiasm and expertise of many people across the globe. This blog series focuses on the people behind the research, who have kindly shared personal reflections and learning from their experience of working with the consortium.
Adamnesh, an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Sciences, School of Social Work at Addis Ababa University, has worked with Migrating out of Poverty for seven years as a partner researcher. Adamnesh has worked on cash transfers, rural out-migration and urban settlements, and gender and generational dynamics.
“Social forces are transforming how research gets done, and the programme has been investigating these social forces through the lens of migration. It has urged me become more agile, to investigate the new realities of migration, and re-investigate past realities.
Working with the team in the Migrating out of Poverty programme enabled me to double check my thoughts as I work, and be detail-oriented, especially considering cultural differences the partner countries involved in the project.
I am most proud of producing valuable materials for public knowledge, primarily for the profession, testing past theories and developing new ones to find answers to questions in migration and advance knowledge.”
The Migrating out of Poverty programme has been a true team effort, and we appreciate the role each individual has played in producing and disseminating the research.
Thank you for all your hard work with the Migrating out of Poverty programme, Adamnesh!