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  • Call for Papers | CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference 2024

    The Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, invites proposals for papers on areas related to migration in the Nepali context to be presented at the sixth CESLAM Migration Conference to be held on 15-16 February 2024. The proposed papers can deal with any aspect of migration related to Nepal, including but not limited to foreign labour migration, internal migration, student migration, and Nepali migrant communities, among others.

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  • CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference 2023

    The CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference, organised by the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha, was held on Wednesday, 15 February 2023 via Zoom.

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  • Towards Decent Work: Identifying Extent, Circumstances, Factors and Nature of Informality and Decent Work Deficits in Garbage Collection, Cleaning, and Sanitation Sector in Nepal

    The key objective of this assignment is to: identify extent, circumstances, factors and nature of informality and decent work deficits in garbage collection, cleaning, and sanitation sector in Nepal.

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  • An Assessment of Available Gender Data on Migration in Nepal

    The overall objective of the assignment is to assess the extent to which available data, nationally prioritized SDG targets and indicators in Nepal (at national and local levels) are disaggregated by gender and other variables e.g., caste/social and economic status, region and other social variables as required by the SDGs and specifically related to women migrant workers.

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  • Macro Level Study on Market Diagnostics and Supply and Demand of Skills of Nepali Migrant Workers

    The overall objective of this particular assignment is to generate evidence to build competencies for future skill requirements, support the stakeholders and returnee migrant workers and their family members who were affected by the pandemic through identification of enterprise skillset needs in the field of work, demand needs and support in the design and delivery of relevant reintegration activities.

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  • Call for Papers: CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference 2023

    The Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, invites proposals for papers on areas related to migration in the Nepali context to be presented at the fourth CESLAM Migration Conference to be held on 15-16 February 2023. The proposed papers can deal with any aspect of migration related to Nepal, including but not limited to foreign labour migration, internal migration, student migration, and Nepali migrant communities, among others.

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  • Labour Migration Report 2022

    Preparation of labour migration report for 2022. The report will provide overview of labour migration in Nepal.

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  • Social Network and Migration

    This research aims to study the role of social network on migration of Nepalis in rural Nepal. It will also explore how migration may transform rural, agricultural labour markets by studying the effects of seasonal migration on both rural labour supply and labour demand.

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  • South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM)

    South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM) is a knowledge hub for labour migration supported by the ILO, IOM, and UN Women and five participating institutions from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

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  • Assessment of Labour Administration in Nepal

    This study conducts an Assessment of Labour Administration in Nepal, which will provide recommendations to strengthen the labour administration system and equip it to enable efficient and effective service delivery (organization, management, procedural system, staff training, action taken, etc.) in line with the provisions of ILO Convention No. 150, Labour Administration, 1978, and as envisioned in the Constitution of Nepal, 2015.

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  • Impact of COVID-19 on Nepali Migrant Workers: Support from PNCC for Return and Reintegration

    Migrant workers, including Nepali labour migrants, are among the most affected by the health and economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has further exacerbated the migrant worker’s access to justice which was already a significant challenge before the pandemic. This study looked at the impact of COVID-19 crisis on Nepali migrant workers in four major destinations - Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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  • CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference 2022

    The CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference, organised by the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha, was held on Wednesday-Thursday, 16-17 February 2022 via Zoom.

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  • Call for Papers: CESLAM Kathmandu Migration Conference 2022

    The Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, invites proposals for papers on areas related to migration in the Nepali context to be presented at the fourth CESLAM Migration Conference to be held on 16-17 February 2022. The proposed papers can deal with any aspect of migration related to Nepal, including but not limited to foreign labour migration, internal migration, student migration, and Nepali migrant communities, among others.

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  • Changes in the International Routes of Human Trafficking from Nepal for Labour Migration

    Studies have highlighted the integral role of newspapers and other news media as the central and often the most trusted source of information about policies and social issues for the public. The media portrayal and framing of the news coverage on human trafficking including the portrayal of victims both reflects media governance and can have important implications on the perception of public as well as policy makers.

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  • Assessment of Outreach and Engagement with Prospective Migrants by the Agencies Recruiting Labourers for Foreign Employment

    Studies highlight the paucity of interventions and lack of insights on perpetrators of “modern slavery” and human trafficking as more focus has been on the rescue and rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking in recent times. This focus, as a result, has sidelined perpetrators, primarily small perpetrators like recruiters and transporters especially in case of forced labour and little attention has been paid to the reason and motivation of these perpetrators.

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  • Impact of Covid-19 on Temporary Migration

    COVID-19 is forcing an unprecedented level of reverse migration of Nepali temporary labor migrant workers from around the world. The long and pervasive global economic crisis is expected to have devastating consequences for low-paid migrant workers, who rely on foreign employment to support their families. Using qualitative research design, this study will explore the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic-related reverse migration of Nepali temporary labor migrant workers.

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  • The Role of Intermediaries and Other Private/Public Sector Actors in the Recruitment Process in Nepal, in Relation to the Labour Migration of Nepali Workers

    This study aims to use the narratives of migrant workers to document the migration experience and identify the various intermediaries involved in facilitating migration for foreign employment.

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