The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), the Brussels-based research arm of the North Atlantic Alliance, visited UNU-MERIT in April 2016 to speak about migratory movements from Afghanistan — specifically the regional security environment and the impacts on mobility.
As migratory movements are a predictor of (in)stability, and because little is known in real-time about migration from the region, NCIA sought a consultation with experts from the UNU-MERIT Migration Group. They came in particular to speak with the authors of the ‘Afghanistan Migration Profile’ — a research report commissioned by the International Organization for Migration (embedded below).
In addition, NATO representatives spoke about how they try to track migratory movements, and how this work can be improved through expert insights. Beyond this, the two sides discussed further avenues for research cooperation.
NATO VISIT IMAGES
AFGHANISTAN MIGRATION PROFILE
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