Making Labour Markets Work

Making Labour Markets Work
Sabina Dewan
Friday, 13 February 2015 Add to Calendar 2015-02-13 10:00:00 2015-02-13 10:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Making Labour Markets Work In order to better understand the livelihood strategies of migrants and enable evidence-based policy formulation, a network of organisations and individual researchers including Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Centre for Policy Research and National Institute of Urban Affairs have joined hands with the Tata Trust to work on a new initiative: Strengthen and Harmonize Research and Action on Migration in the Indian Context (SHRAMIC). SHRAMIC also aims at creating a conducive environment for migrants and to recognize their contribution while formulating poverty reduction and employment strategies. The distinctive element of SHRAMIC initiative is the close interaction between academia and NGOs, building upon the knowledge of both sets of partners in order to address common issues of interest. As a result of this close collaboration, it is expected that academic partners would acquire a better understanding of the actual experience of migrants and NGO partners would be able to better appreciate the role of the nature research methods of the academic partners.  Conceptualised under the umbrella of SHRAMIC, this workshop aims to present a macro overview of internal migration in the country and unique insights from the field on how people in rural areas take migration decisions; how they experience the city and the unique challenges they face in the process. The workshop marks the release of a special issue of Urban India Journal, a bi-annual journal of National Institute of Urban Affairs, on the subject of Internal Migration in India. The issue is a collection of select published research papers from a network of 67 migrant resource centres across India offering insights from the field on critical issues related to labour migration, employment and urbanisation. An event report can be read here.   Programme Inaugural session Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs Prof. Sanjiv Phansalkar, Program Director, Tata Trusts Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research Dr. Debolina Kundu, Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs Inaugural Address: PP Mitra, Principal Labour & Employment Advisor, Ministry of Labour and Employment Release of Special Issue of Urban India on Internal Migration in India Panel 1: Skills, Employability, Jobs: Improving Labour Market Outcomes in Indian Cities Chair:  Padma Shri V.R Mehta, Trustee, Tata Trusts Discussants: Padma Shri V.R Mehta, Trustee, Tata Trusts Mr. Rakesh Ranjan, Advisor, Niti Ayog, Government of India Ms. Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network Ms. Gauri... Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
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In order to better understand the livelihood strategies of migrants and enable evidence-based policy formulation, a network of organisations and individual researchers including Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Centre for Policy Research and National Institute of Urban Affairs have joined hands with the Tata Trust to work on a new initiative: Strengthen and Harmonize Research and Action on Migration in the Indian Context (SHRAMIC).

SHRAMIC also aims at creating a conducive environment for migrants and to recognize their contribution while formulating poverty reduction and employment strategies. The distinctive element of SHRAMIC initiative is the close interaction between academia and NGOs, building upon the knowledge of both sets of partners in order to address common issues of interest. As a result of this close collaboration, it is expected that academic partners would acquire a better understanding of the actual experience of migrants and NGO partners would be able to better appreciate the role of the nature research methods of the academic partners. 

Conceptualised under the umbrella of SHRAMIC, this workshop aims to present a macro overview of internal migration in the country and unique insights from the field on how people in rural areas take migration decisions; how they experience the city and the unique challenges they face in the process.

The workshop marks the release of a special issue of Urban India Journal, a bi-annual journal of National Institute of Urban Affairs, on the subject of Internal Migration in India. The issue is a collection of select published research papers from a network of 67 migrant resource centres across India offering insights from the field on critical issues related to labour migration, employment and urbanisation.

An event report can be read here.

 

Programme

Inaugural session

Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs

Prof. Sanjiv Phansalkar, Program Director, Tata Trusts

Prof. S. Mahendra Dev, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research

Dr. Debolina Kundu, Associate Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs

Inaugural Address: PP Mitra, Principal Labour & Employment Advisor, Ministry of Labour and Employment

Release of Special Issue of Urban India on Internal Migration in India

Panel 1: Skills, Employability, Jobs: Improving Labour Market Outcomes in Indian Cities

Chair:  Padma Shri V.R Mehta, Trustee, Tata Trusts

Discussants:

Padma Shri V.R Mehta, Trustee, Tata Trusts

Mr. Rakesh Ranjan, Advisor, Niti Ayog, Government of India

Ms. Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network

Ms. Gauri Gupta, National Skill Development Corporation

Ms. Megha Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Leapskills

 

Panel 2: Nature, Extent, Effectiveness of Migration as a Livelihood Strategy: The Role of Government & Judiciary

Chair: Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research

Discussants:

Mr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Vice President, Bhartiya Janata Party

Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran, Chief - Tata Sustainability Group, Tata Sons Ltd

Prof. Kamala Sankaran, Professor, University of Delhi

 

Vote of thanks: Ms. Poornima Dore, Senior Program Officer, Tata Trusts


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