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.