“I’m just back in Bangkok with finally a little time to digest an amazing mission to Afghanistan with IOM. The arid beauty of the land and the wonderful welcome of its people are the top takeaways, but so were the ‘small world’ coincidences.” –Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) writes about his latest mission in his blog.
Tag Archives: Joe Lowry
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) updates the Chief of Mission for Papua New Guinea’s blog The last Children of the Tide with new software, Shorthand Social. In their most recent blog post George Gigauri writes about a trip to the Carteret Islands.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) shared with us a blog piece he authored for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) last month. You can read the text and watch the full video of the spoken word blog post on Joe’s blog.
In his latest blog post, “Jobs for the Bots,” Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) writes about whether the real threat to job security is technological advancement or migration. He argues about the detrimental effects of restrictions and resistance to migrants on our economies and economic development as a whole.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) has shared two new blog posts outlining his time spent in Sri Lanka and Micronesia. He brings us through a picture gallery of the wonder he felt at experiencing Nan Madol and then delves into the issues that El Nino may bring to Sri Lanka and the surrounding region this year.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) recently wrote a blog post featuring his dissertation “The Media and Aid Organizations: An Unravelling Symbiosis?” in which he examines the relationship between aid organizations and the media through a series of interviews. The dissertation earned him a Masters in Journalism and Critical Public Relations from Leicester University.
Joe Lowry was featured in the Bangkok Post for his article “Through Migrants Eyes“. The article, originally penned for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and then posted on his blog, discusses the plight of migrants and refugees across Southeast Asia, the global migration crisis, and the responsibilities of the international community.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) has recently authored two blog posts about the impact of Cyclone Pam on Vanuatu. The first, “All the Leaves Are Gone…” focuses on the preparedness for, physical impact of, and current recovery efforts from the storm. The second, “Pamela: Child of the Cyclone” tells the story of one newborn evacuee and discusses what IOM is doing to help, including implementing their Displacement Tracking Matrix.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) recently wrote a blog post, “Migration is a Solution, not a Problem“, in which he highlights the importance of migration to development as well as the migration policy lapses that must be addressed as part of the new set of sustainable development goals. Joe currently serves as a Senior Media and Communications Officer for the International Organization for Migration. You can read more from him on his personal blog