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Dialogue on Migration Issues

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ActionAid Association India (AAA) is an organisation that works in solidarity with the most marginalized communities to achieve a greater modicum of social and ecological justice. With continuous engagement with academicians, policy makers, civil society leaders and workers’ representatives a space for debate and consultation has been created to move ahead with the discourse within the country. The way pandemic has exposed and enhanced the vulnerability of informal workers regarding the  uncertainty of the informal livelihood opportunities they hold, AAA and RLS worked towards finding sustainable and collective based opportunities where these workers are owners as well. To promote sustainable and alternative economic solutions, AAA and RLS partnered together to organise a week-long  urban action school in 2021 to support grassroots leaders in the endeavours to form cooperatives for sustainable economic futures of their own communities.

The global public health emergency posed by the spread of the coronavirus might well be over, the threat that climate change poses still looms large and appears to only grow moving forward. The way climate change has exposed and enhanced the vulnerability of informal and working poor regarding the uncertainty of the livelihood opportunities they hold, AAA and RLS worked towards finding sustainable and practical solutions for an urban future which is ecologically just. To promote climate just cities, AAA and RLS partnered together to organise a week-long urban action school in 2022 to support grassroots activists, young scholars and civil society practitioners in their endeavors to understand the impact of climate change and build sustainable and just futures of their own communities.

AAA proposes to organise an Urban Action School (UAS) to study and unpack the rural-urban dichotomies that exist in the Indian context.  The UAS will throw light on rural-urban dynamics through discussion of structures, spatiality, mobility, and identities. The proposed UAS would be a 7-day in-person school organised in 2023 and would include academicians, policy experts, young scholars, grassroots leaders and representatives from civil society organisations.

About ActionAid Association

ActionAid Association is an organisation working for social and ecological justice. ActionAid has been engaged with the most marginalised communities in India since 1972. In 2006, ActionAid Association was registered as an Indian organisation, governed by an independent General Assembly and a Governing Board. Together with supporters, communities, institutions and governments, we strive for equality, fraternity and liberty for all. ActionAid Association works in 24 states and two union territories, with several partners and allied organisations. ActionAid Association is part of a global federation and a full affiliate of ActionAid International, that has presence in over 40 countries worldwide.

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