African Migrations Workshop, Ghana: "Understanding Migration Dynamics in the Continent"

Past Event

18 September 2007, 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Convened by the Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana and the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford.

This first African Migrations Workshop exemplified the enormous added value of facilitating communication between researchers studying African migrations. Disciplinary boundaries were continuously crossed during the workshop as participants exchanged views from many different perspectives. Simultaneous translation between French and English also made it possible for researchers to speak and listen across the linguistic divide. The workshop also provided an important platform to early-career African scholars to present their empirical work.


The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) at the University of Ghana was established in 2006 to provide a focus for migration research in the university. It is in the process of developing collaboration and links with various institutions and migration researchers across Africa as it builds up the curriculum for teaching and its research agenda. The International Migration Institute has been actively building links with migration researchers and institutions across Africa and it hopes to work in collaboration with these researchers to establish new migration research initiatives.