Welcome to the diaspora and development blog!

Political map of the Horn of Africa

Political map of the Greater Horn of Africa


This blog provides updates and information relating to my PhD research project on organising and activism among the children of migrants and their role in the diaspora and development debate.

My research focuses on the motivations of 1.5 and second-generation migrants (children of migrants) to engage in organising or activism, whether in their countries of residence or origin. The main case study is of children of migrants from the Horn of Africa who are or were based in London (UK) and Washington D.C. (US).

By better understanding what drives this group to become engaged in organising or activism, such as campaigning for better access to employment opportunities for minorities, religious freedom, volunteering or working in development organisation, engaging in election activities, campaigning to end harmful traditional practices, I hope it will help inform policymakers on this group’s role and potential in development.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!



4 responses to “Home

  1. You are doing a great work Bashair! Keep it up and all the best for the future.

  2. Thank you for the encouraging message, Djibril. Much appreciated!

  3. So fantastic to be a part of the research and can’t wait to meet you in DC next week!

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