The characteristics of domestic policy networks of Asian labour sending nations can provide vital information on a country’s stance on labour migration governance. Richa’s research takes the cases on Nepal and the Philippines, as two distinct Asian labour sending nations, to explore the role and characteristics of the different actors in the domestic migration sector to understand the policy outcomes.
Richa Shivakoti is a migration policy researcher with a PhD in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore and a dual Masters in Public Affairs and Political Science from Indiana University. Her research interests include the different facets of the migration-development nexus including international labour migration, remittance, forced migration, gender and Asian migration governance.
She is currently working on migration governance indicators and frameworks for the International Organization for Migration. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and is a New Scholar Associate at the Centre for Global Social Policy at University of Toronto. Previously, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at Maastricht University and the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in the Netherlands and has also been affiliated with various academic institutions in Nepal, Singapore and the United States.
All are welcome!
This event is organized by Ethel Tungohan, the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism and hosted by the York Centre for Asian research and the Global Labour Research Centre at York University.