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.
Anas was involved with Migrating out of Poverty between 2012 and 2016 as a Research and Communications Officer with Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), University of Dhaka. He is now a Research Associate at the Bonn Centre for Dependency and Slavery Studies, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) University of Bonn.
“I started my professional career with the Migrating out of Poverty consortium and it ignited my moral courage and intellectual insight to work on migration issues. Its platform provided me with the unconventional research skills that have been seminal in my research career.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.
Migration is a complex phenomenon that we often tend to oversimplify focusing heavily on economic development (at the origin) and securitisation (at the destination) perspective. For me, Migrating out of Poverty’s research has created the scope to go beyond and avoid such over-simplification - seeing migration issues holistically with a strong emphasis on the perspective of the global South.”
Thank you for all your hard work with the Migrating out of Poverty programme, Anas!