Since 2015, we have led the effort to create a network of scholars and researchers worldwide to contribute to research on and advocacy for marginalized migrants/refugees. Our studies focus on discovering role of ICTs and find ways to empower migrant communities through technology initiatives. We have been conducting various projects in different contexts and cultures, overcoming barriers of collaboration across borders.
We aim to explore ways ICTs can empower the lives of marginalized migrants worldwide, including forced migrants, refugees, trafficked people and other minority migrant groups. Possible risks and barriers imposed by ICTs sources are also discovered to compliment the efforts for the migrant empowerment.
What We've Achieved
- Organized an ICA Mobiles pre-conference session on Autonomy and Independence? Mobile Media as Interventional Tools in Forced Migration in May 2017 in San Diego, USA.
- Organized the 3M Workshop on Migrants, Marginalization and Mobiles on 17 & 18 Feb 2017 in Singapore to bring together leading scholars in the field.
- Conducted a session on HCI, Forced Migration & Refugees: Collaborations across Borders and Fields within Development Consortium 2016 - HCI across borders, CHI 2016 at San Jose, California.
- Organized a open session on ICT for Forced Migration & Refugees in the 8th International conference on ICT4D in 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.