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Why do we need new data on migration?

South-south migration is under-explored; MIDEQ will create new data on this migration flow.

MIDEQ aims to shift the production of knowledge about migration and its consequences towards the countries where most migration takes place, in doing so decolonising the process of research, data collection and storytelling.

There is no one meaning of ‘decolonising’ – it is a contested term. But it represents the effort to interrogate institutional and structural legacies of colonialism.

It begins with the assumption that global histories of Western colonial domination have had the effect of limiting what counts as knowledge, whose knowledge is recognised, what schools or universities teach and how they teach it.

For more information on decolonising the curriculum download SOAS’s Toolkit for Learning and Teaching.

It is aimed at university teaching, however it provides a useful framework for beginning to question what we teach and how we teach it in ways that are more responsive to the problems of colonial and racialised privilege.

Watch this final video from our MIDEQ experts and in the discussion below reflect on your motivations for completing the course and your experience. How has this changed?

In the discussion below, you should also write a question you would like to ask Gameli, Anita, Dejere, or Heaven about their research and plans for MIDEQ.

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