Empirical research was undertaken in Bukavu or Lubumbashi (DR Congo), Kampala (Uganda), Eldoret (Kenya).
Phase 1: Literature review and preparation for field
Critically review the existing literature on underlying migration patterns in the context of conflict from across the world; refine the theoretical framework to operationalise the study of mobility in conflict and crisis.
Phase 2: Collection and analysis of existing data
Collect and analyse existing data on contextual factors that shape migration dynamics, including data on regional migration stocks and flows within countries in the Great Lakes region and East Africa, outbreaks and degrees of conflicts and crises, labour markets, formal and non-formal education systems, and rates of urbanisation.
Phase 3: Primary data collection – surveys,
interviews, and life histories
Conduct initial survey of migrants to establish a broad picture of migration processes at work; in-depth qualitative interviews and life histories to develop a more detailed picture of complex migration dynamics and rationales; semi-structured interviews with stakeholders that work with migrants and refugees.
Phase 4: Data analysis and dissemination
Analyse data sets to unearth personal and collective understandings and practices of mobility patterns in the wider Great Lakes region; organise a regional workshop to share and gain feedback on the preliminary analyses with stakeholders and will disseminate its findings.