http://www.merit.unu.edu/ UNU-MERIT is a research and training institute of United Nations University and Maastricht University, based in southeast Netherlands. We are a graduate school for over 80 PhD fellows and 100 Master's students, and a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance. Images: UN Photo.
Debates on international issues like migration and climate change have been twisted time and again by ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’. With scientific consensus increasingly dismissed by politicians, we as members of the ‘ecosystem of knowledge’ decided to take a stand and to stand together — to build new alliances, new capacities, and new networks. To bridge the gap between researchers and journalists.
UNU has so far delivered three editions of the workshop, tailored to audiences in West Africa and Central America, with partners including the Dutch Foreign Ministry (MBZ), the Government of Panama (SENACYT), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), the United Nations University in Ghana (UNU-INRA), and the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ). The fourth edition will be held in the Middle East in December 2017.
Studying migration flows on the financial, physical and information levels. We analyse their impacts on labour markets, cultural exchanges, and integration while noting the potential of circular migration.