Episode 1: Using improvisational theatre to discuss irregular migration with teenagers in The Gambia
João Pedro Martins is a Ph.D. Candidate and lecturer at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His interest in migration reaches from social cohesion, the difficulties of integration in host communities until LGBTI+ migration and migration policy. Apart from conducting research, João is also a Junior Consultant with vast experience and know how in the development of (online) learning tools.
He’s supported the IOM Regional Office for West and Central Africa and the IOM Offices in Nigeria and The Gambia with the development of a wide range of tools and guidance. These include the online RCCE course in response to COVID-19, a guide for community dialogue and a Journalist Toolkit.
In this podcast, João speaks about a project he designed for IOM The Gambia. Following field research with youth in semi-urban areas, he designed The Backway Improvisational Theatre’.It’s an interactive game-like activity for teenagers implemented in schools and facilitated by returnees. For more info on the game and how to use it, visit the dedicated page on Yenna.
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