Migration Data Literacy Enhancement Advance Non-Discrimination in North Africa (M-LEARN)

Migration Data Literacy Enhancement Advance Non-Discrimination in North Africa (M-LEARN)

Africa
PR.0236
TN10P0004
250,000
Tunisia
Morocco
Migration Research and Publication
Regional
Active

Following an increasing awareness of migration in the international arena, it has become imperative to disseminate accurate and unbiased migration information, which is built on a correct understanding and interpretation of migration data. This in turn fosters an environment of non-discrimination, that is inclusive of diversity in gender, background and migration status, in ever-changing and increasingly heterogeneous communities. Important enablers of such environments include universities and academic institutions, together with the expression of civil society members, as these are well-trusted transmitters of important information into the public sphere. As the UN Migration Agency, IOM aims to support such dissemination through the Migration Literacy Enhancement Advance Non-Discrimination (M-LEARN) project.

M-LEARN aims at embedding migration data guidance into higher educational systems. A new curriculum on migration data and statistics will be developed and rolled out. This will be achieved through the production of a university course on migration data, including a course handbook, which will be taught for the first time-ever in French in Morocco and Tunisia, and of a related online module which will be rolled out to a wider audience.