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Global Conversations: Migrant workers in Gulf countries during Covid-19

When May 01, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Zoom Meeting
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How does Covid-19 effect the situation of refugees and migrants across different parts of the globe and what can we expect for the post-Covid phase? We will engage in global conversations with people at the frontlines in Europe, the Middle East and North America. After short 1-to-1 conversations, we will open the floor to the audience to ask their questions.  

 Joining from Dubai for this event, will be Mr. Froilan Malit, a migration specialist at Gulf Labour Markets and Migration, who has worked for many years across the Gulf region with migrant workers, consulates and international organisations. He has extensive experience  in the protection of the rights of migrant workers. He will explore the situation of migrant workers in the Gulf region, with a focus on coping and survival strategies of migrant workers during Covid-19 as well as the impact of Covid-19 on migration governance in the Gulf region.

 Froilan Malit, Jr. is a Gulf migration specialist at the Gulf Labour Markets and Migration and  a managing director of Rights Corridor, a regional news platform and research on migration and rights issues.  Over the past decade, Froilan has lived and worked across the Gulf region, working as technical and migration policy consultant for a number of regional and international organizations, including the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, ILO, and IOM.  He is also an advisory committee member for the  ILO Regional Office for Arab States’s Migration Advisory Group and the Center for Global Development’s Labor Mobilty Project (LaMP). He holds degrees from Cornell University, the University of Oxford, and a migration certificate from the European University Institute.  He is currently studying international relations in the Department of POLIS at Cambridge.


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