Vision, mission and values

Vision

At Xchange, we believe in the power of data to transform public perception on human migration. We dig beyond the headlines to add meaning to numbers and advocate for better knowledge of migration through freely available data visualisation and analysis, as well as in-depth research and reports. Our data is the summary of thousands of individual journeys.

Mission

Xchange was established to investigate and document human movement in countries of origin, transit, and destination through on-the-ground engagement with all stakeholders, most of all migrants themselves, with a view to provide policy makers, State bodies, non-governmental organisations, and the public in general with accurate data which stems directly from field research. Our goal is to cast a spotlight on the information gaps found along the main migratory routes for the benefit of all, not least migrants themselves.

Values

We believe that through the exchange of migration-specific research and data, we can generate greater awareness of the phenomenon of human migration. We aspire to turn data into insight, and insight into action. We provide reliable open-source information. As our name suggests, we are eager to work with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, sources, ideas and solutions.

Funding

Xchange was founded in 2017 by Christopher Catrambone, co-founder of humanitarian organisation, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). Xchange’s initial projects in 2017 have been sponsored by MOAS, who sought research and analysis to support their operations in Bangladesh.

Xchange are now seeking the support of the public, grant-making organisations, crowd-funding initiatives, foundations and private and corporate sponsorship. Please donate here to help us continue our mission.

Governance

Xchange Foundation is enrolled as a Voluntary Organisation (VO/1314) with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations in Malta, and is governed by the Voluntary Organisations Act.

Team

Chris Catrambone
Chris Catrambone
Director
Maria Jones
Maria Jones
Senior Research Advisor
Ioannis Papasilekas
Ioannis Papasilekas
Research Analyst
Ruun Adde
Ruun Adde
Communications & PR