Foreign Voices 1|2016

Migration Governance in the IGAD Region

Caroline Njuki

June 2016; 4 pages

Foreign Voices 1|2016 as pdf-file

The African IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) region is characterized by both displacement driven by conflict and disasters and subsequent mobility of people within and outside the region. Therefore, migration governance has emerged as one of the major challenges of the region. It aims at the delicate balance between facilitating mobility and addressing irregular and forced migration.

In the current edition of the sef: Foreign Voices Series, Caroline Njuki, IGAD Regional Migration Coordinator, gives an insight into Migration Governance in the region. She explains what pillars must hold for migration governance to be effective and what opportunities migration presents for the region. Further, she identifies gaps in migration governance and gives recommendations for national migration policies to be effective and complementary to IGAD’s role in agenda setting and coordination.


Anchoring global governance in societies


The opponents of global cooperation touch a nerve when they talk about global governance as an elitist project. The embedding of global governance at a societal level remains relatively weak. In our International sef: Expert Workshop 2018, we therefore aim to identify new strategies which could contribute to the progressive anchoring of global governance in society.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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sef: Policy Lunch 2018

The EU in Global Food Governance


Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace


On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

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