Homeward Bound: Navigating Repatriation and Reintegration of Returnees from Syria

Event Date(s): 20/02/2024

Location: Online

The Institute of International Relations (IIR) invites you to Homeward Bound: Navigating Repatriation and Reintegration of Returnees from Syria, on Tuesday February 20 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. This thought-provoking online panel discussion is meant to give a voice to the voiceless and forgotten 130 Trinbagonians in Syria who want to return to Trinidad and Tobago; to share their stories, challenges, and hopes.

Panellists Include:

-Mr. Patricio Gálvez, Culture Project Manager, Repatriate the Children - Sweden

-Mr. Sheikhmus Ahmed, Head of the Office of Displaced Persons and Refugees, The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

-Dr. Timothy Affonso, Deputy Dean and Lecturer, Faculty of Law, The UWI, St Augustine

-Ms. Sareta Ashraph, Senior Legal Consultant to the Center for Justice & Accountability, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Atlantic Council

Moderator: Dr. Malisa Neptune-Figaro, Lecturer, Department of Behavioural Studies, The UWI, St Augustine

Click here to register as this panel presents and discusses the challenges and struggles faced by Trinidad and Tobago nationals in Syria in the process of repatriation together with their reintegration in Trinidad and Tobago society.




Open to: | General Public |