AEGIS European Conference on African Studies: Migration reshaping the landscape of African development
Saturday, 08 September 2007, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
School of Oriental and African Studies and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
Hosted by Oliver Bakewell
The International Migration Institute in collaboration with the University of Njemegen convened Panel 75 of the 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.