Learn how the Mayors Migration Council is filling gaps in data and practical knowledge about urban migration to accelerate local implementation, while increasing global awareness among practitioners and decision-makers.
Collecting data on urban mixed migration and protracted urban displacement
The MMC works to fill gaps in practical knowledge about urban migration to accelerate local implementation, while increasing global awareness among practitioners and decision-makers.
This includes partnering with the Mixed Migration Centre on 4Mi Cities, a pilot data collection project that worked with cities to survey their refugee and migrant communities and improve policy and service provision at the city level. As project partners, each of the participating city governments (Arua, Kampala, Nairobi, Barranquilla, Medellín, and Mexico City) contributed to survey design and mapping, utilized their own staff to serve as survey enumerators, and hosted multi-stakeholder workshops to validate over 1,800 individual surveys. As a result of the research findings, all six cities committed to optimizing policies and programs specific to their migrant and displaced communities.
Similarly, the MMC participated in the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (IIED) comparative research project Protracted Displacement in an Urban World (PDUW), working with the city governments of Addis Ababa, Amman, Jalalabad, and Nairobi to develop participatory planning processes to better engage local communities affected by displacement.
Erias Lukwago, Lord Mayor of Kampala, Uganda
While national governments deal with borders and visa regimes, it is at the city level that the most important needs of migrants and refugees are met, from housing to healthcare to employment.