Research

The HTiL will also act as a conduit for researching issues surrounding displacement, migration and integration to responsibly interact with frontline organisations working with the displaced and with host communities.

Below is a selection of pending research projects under discussion with partners, as well as links to research material we have found very useful in our work to develop and deploy MyInform which we hope others may also find useful.


Africa (general)

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FRAUGHT WITH RISK pdf. Niger is a West African landlocked country. Despite being considered a stable country it is surrounded by countries that are directly affected by conflict. Insufficient access to livelihoods and problems with having civil documentation issued are just some of the challenges faced by migrants living there. HTIL recently shared Niger and Policy experiments. This article shows the reality of what little is being done and indeed how under the guise of humanitarian assistance this situation is being exacerbated.

Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.

UNHCR UGANDA Refugees and asylum-seekers 2018

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in Host Community Final Report pdf 2018

ACTED – Annual Report 2017

UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report – April 2018-pdf

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MOGADISHU?Experiences of multi-sited embeddedness among diaspora youth

Refugee influx in Uganda Discussing refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda

United Nations Development Programme – Livelihoods- focused Rapid Needs Assessment and Programme Development Report Bidibidi and Mungula ll Refugee Settlements in West Nile, Uganda 2016

ARCI. 2016. Steps in the Process of Externalisation of Border Controls to Africa, from the Valletta Summit to Today. Rome: ARCI.

The participation of urban displaced populations in (in)formal markets: contrasting experiences in Kampala,Uganda  Displaced populations depend on participation in formal and informal markets for livelihood generation. This paper examines the participation of refugee and IDP populations in markets in Kampala – the capital of a country with one of the largest refugee populations in the world.

Symptom severity relates to cognitive and psycho-social dysfunctioningA study with Congolese refugees in Uganda researching the association between trauma-related disorders and cognitive and psycho-social functioning.

Birth registration of South Sudanese refugee children: the view from Uganda

UNHCR Operation update Uganda July 2018

The psychosocial impact of discrimination on adolescent refugees in urban Uganda explores the pervasive nature of discrimination against urban refugees and its effects on adolescent well-being.

Sustainable livelihoods in Ugandan refugee settings Brigitte Rohwerder explores the factors that help or inhibit sustainable livelihoods in refugee settings.

Leave No One Behind comes directly from the UN SDG’s and it is those governments, CSOs, NGOs, Charities, policymakers, and organisations that are committed to realising the SDGs that we seek to serve with our MyInform Hub. The following link accesses the 2017 United Nations statistics divisions report on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

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China

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Social Media use in Industrial China – Xinyuan Wang A pdf of research where Xinyuan Wang spent 15 months living among a community of migrants in a small factory town in southeast China to track their use of social media.

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EU (general)

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Europe and the global challenge of migration

Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.

 

Migration flow Europe

 

Arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2019.  European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

 

Border Management and Migration Controls, Turkey Report, GOKALP ARAS, N. Ela; SAHIN MENCUTEK, Zeynep
This report examines the border management and migration control regime in Turkey, analysing its main legal and policy framework as well as the organisations and actors involved in policy implementation.2019.

 

European external border management & its narratives. 2019. Jonas Begemann | Uppsala University & Göttingen University. Aspects of dominance & neo-colonialism in European external action during the ‘Refugee Crisis’.

Frelick, Bill, Ian M. Kysel, and Jennifer Podkul. 2016. “The Impact of Externalization of Migration Controls on the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 4 (4): 190–220.

2018 Arrivals to Europe PDF

Biondi, Paolo. 2012. “The Externalization of the EU’s Southern Border in Light of the EU/Libya Framework Agreement: A Lawful Alternative or a Neo-Refoulement Strategy?” Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law 6 (1): 144–207.

Into the Interstices: Everyday Practices of Refugees and Their Supporters in Europe’s Migration ‘Crisis’. Sociology, June 2018, Vol.52(3), pp.587-603

Villa, Matteo, Rob Grujters, and Elias Steinhilper. 2018. “Outsourcing European Border Control: Recent Trends in Departures, Deaths and Search and Rescue Activities in the Central Mediterranean.”

BORDER MANAGEMENT AND MIGRATION CONTROLS IN POLAND REPORT. 2019. Monika Szulecka  | Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. The report focuses on the laws and practices of border management and migration control in Poland. It includes a description of the main developments in migration policy and laws concerning border control and since 2011, focusing on the arrival of asylum seekers, the lack of significant changes in the law, and substantial changes in the state’s attitude towards immigration.

SAFE BUT NOT SETTLED: The impact of family separation on refugees in the UK

Horizon 2020 project RESPOND studies the multilevel governance of migration in 11 countries. The consortium behind the project consists of 14 partners from source, transit and destination countries, coordinated by Uppsala University. From December 2017 – November 2020.

Refugees without refuge: Findings from a survey of newly recognized refugees

Andrade, Paula García. 2014. “Initiatives of EU Member States in Managing Mixed Flows in the Mediterranean and the EU Distribution of Competences.” In The Common European Asylum System and Human Rights: Enhancing Protection in Times of Emergencies, edited by Claudio Matera and Amanda Taylor. The Hague: Centre for the Law of EU External Relations, CLEER Working Papers 2014/7.

ACTED – Annual Report 2017

Karamanidou, Lena, and Bernd Kasparek. 2018. “Border Management and Migration Control in the European Union.” Global Migration: Consequences and Responses – Working Paper Series, Paper 2018/14, 1–113.

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 91,568 in 2019; Deaths Reach 1,091. IOM Link

“Integration of Refugees in Europe as a joint municipal development” – A partner project pending funding, in which MyInform will be proud to be engaged.

Considering how ”immigrant – skeptic movements” have gained salience and at times political representation in numerous European countries over the last number of years. This MPI report explores ideas around the migration debate in Germany since the 1950s, a country that was emerging from a recession while it embarked on reforming its immigration laws. It considers the mixed public responses and other interesting developments in order to achieve a deeper understanding of  Migration and Integration in Germany from 2005 to 2015.

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

Ahad and Benton MPI explore how the ‘rising numbers of young immigrants and refugees entering European schools following the 2015–16 migration crisis strained system capacity and injected new urgency into debates about how to support diverse learners and their families’. Examining the challenges facing the education systems in Europe and identifying what can be done to improve migrant inclusion in schools and in broader ways in society. What challenges do young immigrants and refugees face? Some challenges identified in this report include children’s linguistic backgrounds, their experiences with formal education and their needs for psychosocial support.

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Germany

2019.Report: Border Management & Migration Controls in Germany. Valeria Hänsel – SabineHess – Bernd Kasparek, University of Goettingen. It analyses the border management and migration control policies of the Federal Republic of Germany in relation to the policies and regulations of the European Union. It outlines Germany’s hegemonic position within the European Union regarding migration management and border policies.
Europe’s unauthorized immigrant population.2019. Unauthorized immigrants accounted for less than 1% of Europe’s total population of more than 500 million people living in the 28 European Union member states. Pew Research Centre 
Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

Greece (general)

Reveal Greece (general) Links

Greece Aegean Islands Fact Sheet – 1-30 June 2018

2018 Arrivals to Europe PDF

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 91,568 in 2019; Deaths Reach 1,091. IOM Link

Greece – Aegean Islands Monthly Snapshot – October 2019

Situation Update: Unaccompanied Children 2019.

Arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2019.  European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

2019.Report: Border Management & Migration Controls in Greece. Aggelos Ilias – Nadina Leivaditi – Evangelia Papatzani – Electra Petracou, University of the Aegean. The overall aim of this report is to present both the legal framework related to border management and migration control in Greece, as well as the complex aspects of its implementation. More specifically, it analyzes the relevant laws as they are formulated through the integration of European regulations and directives into Greek legislation as well as by national initiatives for the formation of the Greek legal system.

UNHCR: Greece Sea Arrivals Dashboard 2019

AIDA, Country Report Greece, 2018 Update, March 2019.

Legal challenge to the violations of migrant children’s social rights on mainland Greece and its North Eastern Aegean islands has been lodged by the ICJ and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) before a European body specialized in the protection of social rights at the European level.

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) v. Greece. Here

Fatal Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.

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Hungary

2019.Report: Border Management & Migration Controls in Hungary. Daniel Gyollai – Umut Korkut, Glasgow Caledonian University. This report gives an overview of the major developments of the Hungarian border and migration control policy, the subsequent practices and dominant political narratives focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the past five-year period. Key findings include: The implemented policy and the applied measures are often at variance with, and depart from Hungary’s human rights obligations. The Hungarian political discourse is overwhelmed by security-focused narratives with a total lack of solidarity towards asylum seekers. The cooperation between civil society organisations and the government is nonexistent; NGOs involved in migration management face criminal liability.
Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.
Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

Italy

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Human Trafficking and other exploitative practices survey PDF

Bajec, Alessandra. 2018. “Working to Control Migration Flows: Italy, Lybia and Tunisia.”

Italy: Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submission to the European Court of Human Rights.2019.The submissions address: (A) the existence of Italy’s jurisdiction under Article 1 European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”), as a result of its decisive influence over Libya’s migration policy and practice; and (B) the conditions for migrants in Libya and the consequences of cooperation activities leading to the containment of migrants in the country, in light of Italy’s responsibilities under Article 3 ECHR.

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

2018 Arrivals to Europe PDF

Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.

Arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2019.  European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

2019.Report: Border Management & Migration Controls in Italy. Andrea Terlizzi, University of Florence. This report explores the border management and migration control regime in Italy, analysing the development of its legal and policy framework and the institutions and actors involved in implementation. In particular, the primary aim is to assess whether Italian border management and migration control measures have been preventing the legitimate cross-border flows of migrants seeking asylum.

CPT. 2018. Report to the Italian Government on the Visit to Italy Carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 7 to 13 June 2017. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

IOM Rome’s Flavio Di Giacomo cited official Ministry of Interior figures of 9,944 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea 2019 through 13 November, compared to 22,518 at this same time in 2018. Read more here

Pannia, Paola, Veronica Federico, and Silvia D’Amato. 2018. “Italy – Country Report: Legal and Policy Framework of Migration Governance.” Global Migration: Consequences and Responses – Working Paper Series, Paper 2018/07, 1–103.

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 91,568 in 2019; Deaths Reach 1,091. IOM Link

Andrijasevic, Rutvica. 2010. “DEPORTED: The Right to Asylum at EU’s External Border of Italy and Libya.” International Migration 48 (1): 148–74.

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Iraq

2019.Report: Border Management & Migration Controls in Iraq. William K. Warda – Hamed S. A. al-Maffraji – Nahla Arif – Yohanna Y. Toma – Ayad C. Joffrey | Hammurabi Human Rights Organization . The report helps us to better understand the Iraqi context of Border Management and Migration Control through studying relevant legislations and how they are connected to the moral and human dimension of the international legal standards.

Lesvos

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Report on Rights Violations and Resistance in Lesvos

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Libya

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DTM Libya Migrant Report 

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 91,568 in 2019; Deaths Reach 1,091. IOM Link

UNHCR Libya Response in 2019

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

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Poland

Górczyńska, M., Szczepanik, M., 2016. A road to nowhere. The account of a monitoring visit at the Brześć-Terespol border crossing between Poland and Belarus. Helsińska Fundacja Praw Człowieka, Warszawa.

BORDER MANAGEMENT AND MIGRATION CONTROLS IN POLAND REPORT. 2019. Monika Szulecka  | Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. The report focuses on the laws and practices of border management and migration control in Poland. It includes a description of the main developments in migration policy and laws concerning border control and since 2011, focusing on the arrival of asylum seekers, the lack of significant changes in the law, and substantial changes in the state’s attitude towards immigration.

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, 2019. AIDA Country Report: Poland. 2018 Update.

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

Arrivals of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2019.  European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

Report to the Polish Government on the visit to Poland carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 11 to 22 May 2017, 25 July 2018. Particular attention was paid to the treatment of persons in police custody, foreign nationals detained in Border Guard establishments, remand and sentenced prisoners, juvenile offenders and civil and forensic psychiatric patients.

M. Szczepanik, Right to healthcare and access to medical services for asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in Poland, May 2017.

Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 91,568 in 2019; Deaths Reach 1,091. IOM Link

Sweden

2019.Report: Border Management & Migration Controls in Sweden. Karin Borevi – Mudar Shakra, Uppsala University.  An overview of the Swedish legal and policy framework of border management and migration control & how it relates to EU regulations and policies. Exploring what key actors are involved in the implementation and what the key issues and challenges are in relation to this field.

Journeys Volume 4: Missing Migrant Children. 2019. Since 2014, IOM has documented more than 32,000 deaths and disappearances during the migration journey worldwide, although the true number of migrant fatalities is unknown, as many deaths go unrecorded.

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

Uganda

Reveal Uganda (general) Links

Refugee influx in Uganda Discussing refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda

UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report – April 2018-pdf

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in Host Community Final Report pdf 2018

UNHCR UGANDA Refugees and asylum-seekers 2018

The participation of urban displaced populations in (in)formal markets: contrasting experiences in Kampala,Uganda  Displaced populations depend on participation in formal and informal markets for livelihood generation. This paper examines the participation of refugee and IDP populations in markets in Kampala – the capital of a country with one of the largest refugee populations in the world.

Symptom severity relates to cognitive and psycho-social dysfunctioningA study with Congolese refugees in Uganda researching the association between trauma-related disorders and cognitive and psycho-social functioning.

The psychosocial impact of discrimination on adolescent refugees in urban Uganda explores the pervasive nature of discrimination against urban refugees and its effects upon adolescent well-being.

Revenue Statistics in Africa:Uganda

Birth registration of South Sudanese refugee children: the view from Uganda

UNHCR Operation update Uganda July 2018

Humanity and Inclusion- Federal Information – Country Card Uganda – 2017

ACTED – Annual Report 2017

United Nations Development Programme – Livelihoods- focused Rapid Needs Assessment and Programme Development Report Bidibidi and Mungula ll Refugee Settlements in West Nile, Uganda 2016

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General

– pending research projects under discussion with partners, as well as links to research material we have found very useful in our work to develop and deploy MyInform which we hope others may also find useful.

HOW DOES THE ASYLUM SYSTEM REALLY WORK? What is the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee?

FRAUGHT WITH RISK pdf. Niger is a West African landlocked country. Despite being considered a stable country it is surrounded by countries that are directly affected by conflict. Insufficient access to livelihoods and problems with having civil documentation issued are just some of the challenges faced by migrants living there. HTIL recently shared Niger and Policy experiments. This article shows the reality of what little is being done and indeed how under the guise of humanitarian assistance this situation is being exacerbated.

ACTED – Annual Report 2017

US AND GLOBAL REFUGEE PROTECTION SYSTEM CMS’s work on refugee protection addresses a series of issues that has been of consuming international, state and local policy concern.

2019. Comparative dataset on migration. Federico, Veronica; Terlizzi, Andrea; D’Amato, Silvia | University of Florence. The purpose of this dataset is to provide a systematic set of standardised contextual (economic, socio-political, cultural and legal) indicators in order to identify and measure on a comparative basis those contextual factors that have an (beneficial or inhibiting) impact on European, but not exclusively, responses to mass migration.

DATA PDF The data value chain describes the evolution of data from collection to analysis, dissemination,  in addition, the value chain can be applied to various types of data.

 

RESEARCH EVENT Storytelling about diversity

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MOGADISHU?Experiences of multi-sited embeddedness among diaspora youth

 

POLICY AND PRACTICE new approaches to migrant smuggling

 

Europe and the global challenge of migration

 

CROSS-MIGRATION  a new initiative for knowledge integration in the field of migration studies.

 

FINEX Financial Exclusion, Islamic Finance and Housing in the Nordic countries

 

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide.

 

Refugee influx in Uganda Discussing refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda

 

Smart Refugees How Syrian Asylum Migrants Use Social Media Information in Migration Decision-Making

 

Syrian Refugees and Information Precarity   Research with Syrian refugees living in a large refugee camp in Jordan. Exploring how they are using cell phones to cope with information precarity, a condition of information instability and insecurity that may result in heightened exposure to violence.

 

The participation of urban displaced populations in (in)formal markets: contrasting experiences in Kampala,Uganda  Displaced populations depend on participation in formal and informal markets for livelihood generation. This paper examines the participation of refugee and IDP populations in markets in Kampala – the capital of a country with one of the largest refugee populations in the world.

 

UNHCR Report  CONNECTING REFUGEES: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action.

 

Social Media use in Industrial China – Xinyuan Wang A pdf of research where Xinyuan Wang spent 15 months living among a community of migrants in a small factory town in southeast China to track their use of social media.

 

Symptom severity relates to cognitive and psycho-social dysfunctioningA study with Congolese refugees in Uganda researching the association between trauma-related disorders and cognitive and psycho-social functioning.

 

The psychosocial impact of discrimination on adolescent refugees in urban Uganda explores the pervasive nature of discrimination against urban refugees and its effects upon adolescent well-being.

 

Sustainable livelihoods in Ugandan refugee settings Brigitte Rohwerder explores the factors that help or inhibit sustainable livelihoods in refugee settings.

 

Proposal: Researching Livelihoods in MENA

This current research report we are proud to include as part of our PoC as a pilot project; researching will be supported by MyInform on several levels to accelerate and increase impact. [Including complex relational search via our HTiL engine in the desk researching phase. Inclusion of relevant Q&A sequences in MyInform Chat to deliver near real-time data relevant to report on the target locations/camps,  visualisation of results for analysis, building of toolkits and cooperating in the building of PPP for implementation phase].

 

“Integration of Refugees in Europe as a joint municipal development” – A partner project pending funding, in which MyInform will be proud to be engaged.

 

Danish Refugee Council – a great research resource with indepth generic infographics etc on migration.

 

Leave No One Behind comes directly from the UN SDG’s and it is those governments, CSOs, NGOs, Charities, policymakers, and organisations that are committed to realising the SDGs that we seek to serve with our MyInform Hub. The following link accesses the 2017 United Nations statistics divisions report on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

 

Considering how ”immigrant – skeptic movements” have gained salience and at times political representation in numerous European countries over the last number of years. This MPI report explores ideas around the migration debate in Germany since the 1950s, a country that was emerging from a recession while it embarked on reforming its immigration laws. It considers the mixed public responses and other interesting developments in order to achieve a deeper understanding of  Migration and Integration in Germany from 2005 to 2015.

 

Ahad and Benton MPI explore how the ‘rising numbers of young immigrants and refugees entering European schools following the 2015–16 migration crisis strained system capacity and injected new urgency into debates about how to support diverse learners and their families’. Examining the challenges facing the education systems in Europe and identifying what can be done to improve migrant inclusion in schools and in broader ways in society. What challenges do young immigrants and refugees face? Some challenges identified in this report include children’s linguistic backgrounds, their experiences with formal education and their needs for psychosocial support.

 

Data for Development  Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development.To improve the production, management, and use of data in poor countries. Considering innovations in technology and innovations in approach that will make an ongoing difference to a country’s statistical system.

 

 

 

 

If you wish to support our efforts in cash or kind, or if you would like a similar report proposal commissioned for a specific region or smaller geo location that concerns your department or organisation, please be in touch (info@humantechlab.org).  We will look forward to reviewing your proposal at your earliest convenience.