On 13 September, the Centre for Policy Development joined academics and experts from Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom for a workshop on Building institutional capacity for regional migration governance: Collective problems and competing norms at the University of Melbourne.
The full-day workshop, supported by the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School, brought together researchers and practitioners from five countries to discuss shared challenges in the region. Attendees included representatives from Australian Red Cross, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Host International, and academics from Chulalongkorn University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Gadjah Mada University, University of Southampton and the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre.
CPD’s CEO Travers McLeod began the day by introducing the work of our track two process, the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM), in advancing collaborative responses to the region’s largest human displacement and human trafficking challenges. Dr. Terry MacDonald and Prof. Adrian Little from the University of Melbourne School of Social and Political Sciences co-hosted the workshop.