Webinar discussion: Afghan migration since the Taliban takeover
Nasrat Sayed, Maastricht University
This webinar will cover the overall situation (e.g. problems, challenges, opportunities) of Afghan migrants after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021. The discussion will cover internal migration within Afghanistan (internally displaced persons, also known as IDPs), as well as the situation of Afghan migrants and refugees at the regional level, with a focus on Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and the EU. Additionally, Afghan migration even further afield will be covered – from Afghanistan to Brazil and finally by land to the US and Canada.
This webinar is open to the public - everyone is welcome to join the discussion.
Date: Monday 23 October 2023
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 CEST
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Meeting ID: 837 1182 0472
About the speaker
Nasrat Sayed is a researcher at the Faculty of Law and School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University. In September 2021, Nasrat together with Assistant Prof Lilian Tsourdi won an Hestia research grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) which is aimed to enhance the integration of excellent researchers with a refugee background in Dutch academia. As part of this research grant, Nasrat is currently working on the external financial governance of EU migration funding.
He was previously involved in various projects at Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT: the mapping and study of Afghan diaspora (DRC); the mapping and study of Pakistani diaspora (GIZ); Connecting Diaspora for Development (IOM); fluctuations in migration flows on the Balkan route (WODC); monitoring and evaluation of InfoMigrants (FMM); Afghan diaspora engagement for sustainable development (Cordaid).
Nasrat has published articles in the Journal of Innovation Management, Economic Alternatives, and Migration and Development.
Alongside his research activities, Nasrat has also tutored different courses such as qualitative master thesis track, research design, introduction to migration studies, migration & citizenship, migration & development, and migration policy.
He holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development with specialization in Social Protection Policy and Migration Studies from Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT and an MSc in International Cooperation Policy with specialization in Development Economics from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan.
Before joining Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT, Nasrat was working in Afghanistan as a researcher with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA).
Nasrat’s main research interests include migration, diaspora studies, financial governance, refugee entrepreneurship, innovation, foreign aid, rural development, and anti-corruption.
Read Nasrat's personal migration story here.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Date: 23 October 2023
Time: 14:00 - 16:00 CET