Impact Initiatives: changing narratives
MIDEQ has allocated Flexible Funding to all country partners and four work packages to enable its partners to maximise the impacts of their work as well as to take advantage of local and regional opportunities as they arise. These initiatives build on the findings of the research. They are designed to amplify current research and generate additional impacts. Intended impacts are aligned to the impact pathways identified in MIDEQ’s overarching Theory of Change namely: knowledge development and academic capacity building; improving the lives of migrants, their families, and the communities in which they live; and supporting and influencing change in narratives on migration and migrants Summaries of the initiatives funded to date following three rounds of calls for proposals are captured below. One further call will be published before March 2023.
Supporting and influencing change in narratives on migration and migrants
MIDEQ aims to improve the understanding and conceptualisation of migration within but also beyond the sphere of academia. Dominant global and national political, policy and media narratives about migration are often negative, lacking in nuance, unevidenced and exclusive of migrant voices has been well known for some time. The attached PDF download gives a summary of all the projects in this pathway.