The Department of Anthropology at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad is organizing Two Days International Conference on ‘Migration, Education and Development in South Asia’ on 27-28 March, 2014
The Conference is being organized in collaboration with the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK. The conference is part of the project titled ‘Migration, Education and Development’ which is jointly carried out by Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and University of
Sussex, UK. It is supported by British Council and the Higher Education Commission Islamabad, Government of Pakistan.
The above mentioned project deals with the links between Migration and Education in order to provide practical insight for Policy-makers in the field of Education on how to respond to the consequences of Migration as a means for attaining educational goals, and as a strategy to support future Migration Plans.
The key questions include, the extent that Remittances are Channeled towards supporting and improving educational institutions and resources in development contexts, how migrant children’s education might be affected by their movement between places, and how immigration policy may impact on potential migrants’ education.
Other questions concerns the ways in which migration may lead to new ideologies of ‘progress’ or mobility which either increase or decrease the value of education or shift educational goals and expectations. The project will explore the investment pattern of Migrant workers’ remittances towards education and the impact of education upon present and future processes of labor mobility.