South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM)

A Regional Learning and Action Platform – a Knowledge Hub on Labour Migration in South Asia (Under the Project: Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) recognized the need for a comprehensive approach to human mobility and enhanced cooperation at the global level.  At the adoption of the GCM, UN Member States also agreed to establish a Capacity Building Mechanism that will include a global knowledge platform that will help inform and support governments in the implementation of the GCM. Labour migration is one of the key pillars of the GCM and since the implementation of the GCM is at the national and regional levels first, it is important to conceptualize the development of a Knowledge Hub in South Asia.

In the context of this background, RMMU is now implementing the project as a partner of five migration-prone South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka ) to establish a regional learning and action platform – a South Asia Knowledge Hub to provide access to knowledge and information to be used by South Asian policymakers and stakeholders through regional policy dialogue like the Colombo Process.