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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.


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