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.
Dr Patience Mutopo is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies, Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe and worked with the Migrating out of Poverty programme for four years.
“Through the programme, I made connections with great researchers working on migration and development issues in Africa, particularly from the African Migration and Society Centre, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and I think this will lead to us working together again in the future.
The programme also gave me a valuable opportunity to work with the African Migration and Society Centre, at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
I’m most proud of publishing two research articles with the consortium. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that transdiscplinary research teams create better results and they lead to varied analysis of the areas studied.”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, Patience!