African Migrations Workshop Report and Papers published
Dec 10, 2007
'Understanding Migration Dynamics in the Continent'
Convened by the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana and the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford.
This first African Migrations Workshop exemplified the enormous added value of facilitating communication between researchers studying African migrations. Disciplinary boundaries were continuously crossed during the workshop as participants exchanged views from many different perspectives. Simultaneous translation between French and English also made it possible for researchers to speak and listen across the linguistic divide. The workshop also provided an important platform to early-career African scholars to present their empirical work.
- Abstracts of workshop papers (see below for list of papers and presentations)
- Workshop programme
- Workshop report (download 320KB pdf)
- Workshop report (French translation - 320 KB pdf)
- Participant list
The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) at the University of Ghana was established in 2006 to provide a focus for migration research in the university. It is in the process of developing collaboration and links with various institutions and migration researchers across Africa as it builds up the curriculum for teaching and its research agenda. The International Migration Institute has been actively building links with migration researchers and institutions across Africa and it hopes to work in collaboration with these researchers to establish new migration research initiatives.
LIST OF PAPERS (abstracts) AND PRESENTATIONS
ABESSOLO NGUEMA, Jean-Roger,
CLOTTEY, John and AGYEI Ezekiel,
DIAGNE Alioune, BEAUCHEMIN Cris, LESSAULT David,
FALL Papa Demba,
FREGENE Bernadette Tosan,
HAUPT Iriann,Exploring Migrant Cosmopolitanisms:Migrants, Belonging and Cultural Difference in Johannesburg
KONAN Sylvere, KOUAKOU Auguste K., NAMA Eliel K.,
LESETEDI Gwen and MODIE-MOROKA Tirelo,
LUTUTALA Bernard Mumpasi,
NYAME Frank and GRANT J. Andrew,
TSHIBAMBE Germain Ngoie,
The Southern African Migration Project
Presentation (pdf) by Dr Jonathan Crush, Director of SAMP