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Project Migration

A photo of Migration Project's bracelet design

What is Project Migration?

Project Migration Inc. is a social enterprise organization that produces fashion items to support charitable efforts. For each Project Migration fashion product sold, years* of clean water along with life-saving medical supplies will be donated. *[three full years per handbag, two years per shirt, and one year per bracelet]

The project’s mission is: to help alleviate pain for those living in extreme poverty, by providing clean water and life-saving medical supplies.
In addition, we host “Migration Vacations” which provide a special opportunity to personally hand-deliver medical supplies (supported by the sale of Project Migration products), and educate locals on their use, while traveling to multiple locations to visit medical clinics. We will be bringing volunteer doctors who will help single mothers who are pregnant, giving birth or sick.

The Genographic Project – Human Migration and Population Genetics

The map that shows human migration flow from Africa through Arabia

A Landmark Study of the Human Journey

Where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey.

The Genographic Project ( hosted by The National Geographic) is seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. In this unprecedented and of real-time research effort, the Genographic Project is closing the gaps of what science knows today about humankind’s ancient migration stories.

The Genographic Project is a multi-year research initiative led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells. Dr. Wells and a team of renowned international scientists and IBM researchers, are using cutting-edge genetic and computational technologies to analyze historical patterns in DNA from participants around the world to better understand our human genetic roots. The three components of the project are: to gather field research data in collaboration with indigenous and traditional peoples around the world; to invite the general public to join the project by purchasing a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit; and to use proceeds from Genographic Public Participation Kit sales to further field research and the Genographic Legacy Fund which in turn supports indigenous conservation and revitalization projects.

You will find here the full spectrum of interesting themes like:

– Unique heritage of Afghan population
– Basque roots revealed through DNA analysis
– Genetic Traces of Historical Expansions: Phoenician Footprints in the Mediterranean

And if you want to learn about your deep ancestry you can join The Genographic Project!

Migration in Europe – NORFACE research programme

NORFACENew Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe – is a partnership between fourteen research councils to increase co-operati

on in research and research policy in Europe. Over the five project years, the partners will engage in a range of initiatives designed to deliver new levels of co-operative research policy and practice.

In 2008-2009 NORFACE introduced a transnational research programme with the theme Migration in Europe – Social, Economic, Cultural and Policy Dynamics. The programme had a total budget of almost 29 million € and granted funding to twelve transnational projects. The objectives of the programme were:

  • To advance globally excellent theoretical and methodological disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and comparative research on migration which builds synergetically on a pan-European basis
  • To take advantage of and develop the informal laboratory of experience, knowledge and data which migration in Europe currently presents
  • To motivate and support excellence and capacity building for research on migration on a cross-national basis throughout the NORFACE countries
  • To develop understanding and promote research-based knowledge and insight into migration for issues of societal, practical and policy relevance, with theoretical foundations but worked on jointly with relevant users and experts.

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