Took part in the Day 1 of Indian Strategic Public Consultations for Global Migration and Development Forum 2021 Dubai next month today with the CIMS Kerala facilitating the dialogue between stakeholders from IOM to skills development non profits to digital channels for migrant voices.
There is an entire discourse in to professionalising of disciplines which hampers reskilling in the heart of darkness aka uncertainty. The narrow disciplinary lens forecloses opportunities to tap in to arena which are around the corner. As an environmental engineer I took up modules in public policy and studied STS-sociology, Social Change Communication and read a lot of history to get the granular context of decolonisation and decarbonisation pathways.
The obsession rather needs to be about being amateurs, as that is the very spirit of innovation. And take the cv less seriously.
Dr Shafeeq speaking at the Calcutta Research Group Seminar session with a focus on migrant literature on Gulf Petro Fiction from Kerala. His focus on Benyamin’s Goat Days was heart warming. A Malayalam speaking public sphere regarding the migrant experience is critical.