Hello and welcome to the Migration & Diaspora Podcast, with me your host, Loksan Harley. Today, we're delighted to welcome Jenny Wright from the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Tunisia country office on the show to talk about the integration of international migrants in Tunisia.
Jenny Wright has been either working or volunteering with migration and migrants since 2001. She has used her project management, research and communications skills to dedicate over a decade of her life to consulting for non-profits and international organisations worldwide. She is currently working for the IOM in Tunisia (update: just moved to IOM Sudan). Having globe trotted around half the world - and soon to be living in her 10th country - Jenny is used to thinking on her feet, eating questionable food and living out of a suitcase. Directing her knack for writing to social media, she gained over 40K LinkedIn followers in a year and is in the process of launching her own blog (A Migrant’s Guide) to share hers and other migrants’ experiences of being on the move and living abroad.
What we talk about
Migrant integration in Tunisia
Tunisia's current migration situation
Migrant integration policy and programme responses and options
Jenny's new blog!
Oh and if you're one of the few people who are not already following Jenny on LinkedIn, then join the 50k other followers by clicking the link to her profile that you will see in the show notes, as she shares a lot of useful migration-related resources, including job opportunities. And stay tuned for her new blog, A Migrant's Guide.
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Please note, Jenny is on the show in a personal capacity. Any views expressed are her own and not necessarily those of the IOM.
Hidden hardship of an unnoticed workforce: The economic lives of refugees and migrants in Tunisia: https://mixedmigration.org/resource/hidden-hardship-of-an-unnoticed-workforce/
Assessing the needs of migrant communities & host communities in Tunisia: https://tunisia.iom.int/sites/g/files/tmzbdl1056/files/documents/OIM%20Tunisie%20-%20Needs%20Assessment%20Synth%C3%A8se%20Tunisie%20-%20mise%20%C3%A0%20jour%202018%20VF.pdf
How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies: https://read.oecd.org/10.1787/9789264288737-en?format=pdf
Is migration good for the economy?: https://www.oecd.org/migration/OECD%20Migration%20Policy%20Debates%20Numero%202.pdf
Journalist's Guide to Media Coverage of Migration: https://tunisia.iom.int/fr/resources/guide-du-journaliste-sur-la-couverture-mediatique-de-la-migration
Jenny's new blog: migrantsguide.org (upcoming)
Follow Jenny on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenkatetc/
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