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Narayan commented on Supporting the Voices of People on the Move

Thank you Bremley, this was really helpful for us to reflect and summarize our feedback. Here are the responses:
1.Can you please list 3 bullet points - just one line each - short and sweet of what feedback you got from your mentor on your idea?
i. To think about expanding the outreach of the project to reach a larger community by engaging more people in the campaign through indirect reach. For instance, through an online platform which can be as simple as social media.
ii. Spreading the word out by sharing the impacts/stories of the work we are doing in creative ways such as videos, infographics, popular media outlets which can generate the interest of more people.
iii. Connect the migrant across the borders with the ones inside the country through the online platform.

2.Can you please list 3 bullet points - just one line each - short and sweet of what feedback you got from your user on your idea?
i. Soft skills on raising their [migrant workers] concerns with authorities- advocacy, leadership skills
ii. Facilitation in engaging with the local authorities
iii. Support in creating a common platform for the scattered network

3. Can you please list 3 bullet points - just one line each - short and sweet of what feedback you got from your expert on your idea?
i. Tapping the support networks known to migrant workers across the borders through surveys and collaborating with those to begin with.
ii. Working together with the partner organization’s of the larger multilateral organizations.
iii. Raising visibility of our work to get more support in the future.


Fantastic Idea Chau, on connecting people on the move to their communities with micro-financing. Would be great to discuss on ideas if you have some time, perhaps some synergies. I am at and you can also see our ideas on supporting the voices of people on the move -

On quick note, my initial thought is,
Nepali migrants often face a similar situation after they return to their communities. Their social and economic reintegration has always been challenging. Many of them try to start new businesses with very few resources, and it is very difficult for them to access to finance and other business support. I thought, Migration Lab might be able to provide advice, guidance, networks and finance for entrepreneurial projects or startups begun by users of the Citizen Helpdesks. Another challenge migrants face is transferring their income to their families and children. There is no reliable platform other than the usual banking and money transfer companies in Nepal to assist people on the move- and these services can be slow and very expensive. Migration Lab has a digital payment platform which could be transformative and which we would love to discuss further.