29 Nov

Data Innovation Event

Harnessing data innovation for migration policy in Europe and Africa

State of the art and future directions

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  • Blog and Resources

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  • About

    The event “Harnessing data innovation for migration policy in Europe and Africa: State of the art and future directions” will be a space to reflect on how data innovation can concretely help to improve evidence on migration for policymaking, as per Objective 1 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and obtain insights on how to overcome some of the main challenges associated with new data sources and innovative methodologies.

    The event will bring together experts in governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to accelerate the use of non-traditional data sources and methods for migration-related policy in Europe and Africa. Participants will have an opportunity to:

    1. explore existing efforts in harnessing data innovation for migration analysis and policy in Europe and Africa;
    2. discuss policy priorities of European and African countries and regions driving the need for timely, robust and comprehensive evidence; and
    3. define future steps and capacities needed to develop data innovation initiatives at scale, particularly in terms of data governance.

    This event took place on 29 November 2021 at the Robert Bosch Foundation in Berlin with a hybrid format (virtual and in-person). Outcomes of the discussions will be taken forward and integrated into capacity-development programs focused on data innovation and migration over the next years.

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    Blog and Resources

  • Data Innovation Event Guest...

    Strengthening CRVS Systems to Improve Migration Policy: A Promising Innovation

    Migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time and innovation for migration policy can take on several different shapes to help...

    By Tawheeda Wahabzada, Deirdre Appel
  • Data Innovation Event Guest...

    Sea level rise and migration flows in Africa: what we can learn from a recent study on Bangladesh

    Pietro De Lellis (Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples,...

    By Pietro De Lellis, Manuel Ruiz Marín, Maurizio Porfiri
  • Speakers

    • Stefaan Verhulst

      The GovLab
    • Dario Tarchi

      Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Alex Pompe

    • Andrew Tatem

      University of Southampton
    • Davis Adieno

      Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
    • Emilio Zagheni

      Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
    • Frank Laczko

      UN Expert Group on Migration Statistics
    • Jakub Bijak

      University of Southampton
    • Marzia Rango

      IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre
    • Niklas Sievers

      IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre
    • Nuria Oliver

      The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems
    • Teddy Wilkin

      European Asylum Support Office
    • Stefano Iacus

      Research Centre of the European Commission
    • David Reichel

      European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
    • Gustau Camps-Valls

      University of València
    • Jessica Bither

      Robert Bosch Stiftung
    • Jose Maria Tárraga

      Image Processing Laboratory
    • Raphaela Schweiger

      Robert Bosch Stiftung
    • Rifat Hossain

      WHO Global Health and Migration Programme
    • Sara Grubanov-Bošković

      European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography
    • Ana Beduschi

      University of Exeter
    • Dominik Hangartner

      ETH Zurich
    • Eduardo Zambrano

      Displacement Tracking Matrix of the International Organization for Migration
    • Helga de Valk

      Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
    • Leila Ben Ali

      Statistics Division, African Union Commission
    • Lucy Daxbacher

      Mission to the Republic of Uganda
    • Rob Trigwell

      Global Displacement Tracking Matrix team
    • Tim Breitkreuz

      Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany
    • Tuba Bircan

      Free University of Brussels
    • Ulrich Weinbrenner

      Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
    • Wole Ademola Adewole

      Flowminder Foundation
    • Diego Iturralde

      Statistics South Africa



    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this event are those of the participants and may not reflect the institutional positions of partners and donors.


    IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre

    Taubenstraße 20, 10117 Berlin

    Phone: +49 (030) 963 9851