Migration due to war, conflict, climate change, and internal displacements has been a persistent humanitarian crisis which the world is still grappling to contain. Migration is one of IPAG’s core focus areas and the organization carries rigorous, in-depth research on the issue. IPAG makes outputs of its research available to the wider audience, particularly those who are either leading the policymaking or directly engaged in the implementation. On that note, IPAG has written migration related Policy Briefs for the G20 Leadership Summits as follows:
Policy Brief on “Reforming the International Migration Governance System” for the G20 Leadership Summit, July 7-8, 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
Policy Brief on “Repatriation Challenges faced by Developing First Asylum Countries & the International Response Mechanism: The Case of Myanmar Rohingyas in Bangladesh” for the G20 Leadership Summit, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Policy Brief on “Displaced Population of Environmental Perils: Challenges of Climate Migrants for the G20 Community” for the G20 Leadership Summit, Nov 21-22, 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In addition to research & analysis and resulting publications & disseminations in the community of think tanks and academia, IPAG shapes opinions and influences public discourses on migration by writing for some of the well-respected international media outlets and other high-level policymaking networks to reach greater international audience, both regionally and globally which includes Project Syndicate, World Economic Forum, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times and Hindu. IPAG has also been invited several times by well-respected media outlets like BBC to provide its expert opinion on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis.
On interfaith issues, during the conference on “Sustainable Peace and Development in a Polarising World: Perspectives and Contributions from the Commonwealth of Nations” organized by the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue (ICD), Griffith University on April 09-11, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. IPAG actively contributed in the sessions on “Contextualising Sustainable Peace and Development in the Commonwealth”, “Reconciliation Across the Commonwealth” and “Muslims Building Peace and Security in the Commonwealth”.
IPAG, ICD and the Government of Kerala, India organized the G20 Interfaith Summit
Preconference (South Asia) on July 25-27, 2016 in Kerala, India.