African Migrations Workshop 2010
The Contribution of African Research to Migration Theory
Dakar, Senegal, 16–19 November 2010
The third IMI African Migrations Workshop was organised by IMI with the Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. Following the previous workshops held in 2007 in Accra, Ghana and 2008 in Rabat, Morocco, this workshop brought together migration researchers particularly from Africa (North and sub-Saharan) in order to:
- Evaluate and enrich the contribution of African research to migration theory
- Enhance global knowledge of African migrations
- Support the development of empirical research which is better connected with international theoretical debates
- Provide a unique opportunity for participants from Africa and elsewhere to strengthen their scientific networks within and outside the continent, across the boundaries of linguistic and scholarly traditions.
IFAN is one of the most prestigious centres for the study of African culture. The choice of Dakar as the location of this third workshop is linked to the active participation of IFAN in the IMI network. IMI has been building links with migration researchers and institutions across Africa and works in collaboration with these researchers on new migration research initiatives, notably the African Perspectives on Human Mobility Project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.