TALKING MIGRATION DATA: Using big data to understand migration (part 1)
Ingmar Weber, Research Director at Qatar Computing Research Institute, shares his views on the use of big data to understand migration. This interview took place during the workshop "Big Data and alternative data sources on migration: from case studies to policy support", organized by the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) on 30 November 2017.
How Blockchain can benefit migration programmes and migrants
Advances in technology often drive changes in how data and information are collected, used and managed. The advent of Blockchain technology, in particular, has impacted various fields; in the field of migration and asylum, the use of Blockchain is emerging. Solon Ardittis, Managing Director of Eurasylum and co-editor of "Migration Policy Practice", explains Blockchain's merits, use and the potential benefits it can bring to different migration and asylum programmes.
TALKING MIGRATION DATA: Data on the migration of women
Marla Asis, Director of Research and Publications at the Scalabrini Migration Center, shares her views on data on the migration of women. This interview took place during the first International Forum on Migration Statistics, which was held on 15-16 January 2018 and organized by IOM, OECD and UN DESA.