Katrina Frappier

Katrina is a Needs Assessment Consultant at the UN World
Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and
promoting food security.
In recent years, Katrina’s work
has focused on exploring the
use of new innovative technologies
 to assess the needs and food
security of people on the move.
In this regard, she co-developed the Migration Pulse initiative in 2018, which uses innovative web surveys to give a voice
to the displaced.


Selma El Khawad 

Selma is a Consultant at the UN Migration Agency-IOM with over
ten years of experience working
on Emergency Preparedness
and Response. Selma is part of
the global support team for the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), providing support
to DTM related programming
and operations related
to IOM’s COVID-19 response.


Populations at Risk:
Implications of COVID-19 for Hunger, Migration and Displacement

Maastricht Migration Lecture Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit at a time when hunger has been on the rise over four consecutive years, mainly due to conflict, climate-related shocks and economic crises. At the same time, forced displacement has reached record highs. The COVID-19 pandemic has had deep implications for migration and hunger dynamics. While overall mobility was expected to decline in 2020 due to the pandemic, it may ultimately increase over time as more people will be compelled to move if they can no longer make ends meet in their current location.

 During this lecture series, WFP and IOM will present the findings of their joint publication that highlights the close interconnection between hunger, conflict, migration and displacement, which has been further aggravated by COVID-19. The study explores the impact of the pandemic on the livelihoods, food security and protection of migrant workers, households dependent on remittances and the displaced. Using the latest available data, the report highlights food security trends in some of the major migration and hunger hotspots across the world. The key findings have informed joint recommendations put forward by both agencies to mitigate the immediate negative effects on mobile and displaced populations, while preparing the pathway to recovery.

link to the report: https://www.wfp.org/publications/populations-risk-implications-covid-19-hunger-migration-displacement-2020


SBE Career &
Development Days 2021

As a first time collaboration with the University of Maastricht we
are very happy to present to you the 2021 edition of the SBE Career & Development Days (CDDs). Different to the previous editions, this edition will take place completely online. 

The CDDs offer a variety of lectures and workshops on topics related
to personal and professional development (e.g. CV writing, Excel, digitalization), and information sessions (e.g. major possibilities,
Study Abroad options)

Opening Lecture: Tony’s Chocolonely
March 3, 10:00am to 11:15am

LinkedIn Lecture
March 3, 3:15pm to 5:15pm

Elevate your Personal Leadership
March 4, 10:00am to 11:15am

Assessment Centers: Tips & Tricks to shine at Your Assessment
March 4, 11:45am to 1:00pm

Getting Started – Building you Startup with the Right Partners
March 4, 1:45pm to 3:00pm


Unfortunately, all events below are discontinued until (at least) the 20th of June, due to the current crisis.