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The International Migration Institute in collaboration with the University of Njemegen convened Panel 75 of the AEGIS European Conference on African Studies

> AEGIS European Conference on African Studies

By bringing together academic, policy-makers and practitioners from different regions of Africa, this workshop aims to:

  • Explore how this juxtaposition between the assumptions of top-down development models of policy makers and the actual dynamics of migration in Africa affects the relevance and effectiveness of both development and migration policies.
  • Consider strategies for updating the ‘maps’ available to development and migration actors in order to improve their fit with the changing reality on the ground.
  • Identify differences and communalities between relevant policy agendas of ‘sending’, ‘transit’ and ‘receiving’ countries and to analyse the implications for development.

Presentations

The migration-development nexus in Burkina Faso

Andrea Riester

Migration and public policy in Lesotho: shifting the boundaries

Deborah Johnston

A monopoly on assistance: international aid to refugee camps and the role of the diaspora

Cindy Horst

Through the transnational lens: The influence of migrants on the economy of Accra, Ghana

Lothar Smith

Keeping Them in Their Place: the ambivalent relationship between development and migration in Africa

Oliver Bakewell

The Changing Face of Global Mobility

This conference, held in January 2016, celebrated IMI's tenth anniversary

IMI team at tenth anniversary conference

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