Dissemination Workshop on Labour Migration: Psychological and Socio-cultural Impact took place on 15th June at Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu. It was presented by Research Officers: Nirjala Sharma and UpasanaRegmi. The qualitative study was conducted in 4 districts of Nepal−Dhanusha, Makawanpur, Sindhupalchowk and Kathmandu−in order to explore psychological and socio-cultural impact of issues faced by migrant workers and their families. Major findings of the study were:
Earlier, Asst. Prof., Dr. Brandon Kohrt, Duke Global Health Institute gave his presentation on Migration and Global Mental Health.
High level government officials from Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MOWCSW), National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) along with other senior officials from other ministries, academicians from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Institute of Medicine (IOM), and TU Central department of psychology and representatives from various UN agencies, I/NGOs showed their presence in the program. In total, 80 participants attended the workshop, and provided valuable feedbacks and recommendations after the study findings were disseminated.
Remarks on the event were given by Mohammad Daud (Director, PHCRD), Prof. Dr. Saroj Ojha (HOD, Dept. of Psychiatry, TUTH), Prof. Dr. Shisir Subba (TU, Psychology Deparment), Rajan Paudel (Under-secretary, NRA).
Mr. Suraj Koirala, Executive Manager of TPO Nepal welcome all participants and Mr. Nagendra Pd. Luitel, Research Manager concluded the program. The overall program was facilitated by Mr. Pitambar Koirala, Coordinator of CTIP Project.
We congratulate the entire study team: Pitambar Koirala, Dr. Kamal Gautam, Nirjala Sharma, UpasanaRegmi and all field researchers for successful dissemination of the study findings.