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Regional Migration Governance in the African Continent. Current state of affairs and the way forward

 

Submitted by: Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti/Dr Chris Nshimbi

Editor: Rebekka Hannes

Bonn 2016; 52 pages

 

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On the African continent, migration – especially within the subregions – has always been part of everyday life, with the causes for migration being different from region to region. Hence, migration governance is particularly important in order to harness the positive effects of migration while lowering negative social repercussions.

The sef: Study under the title of “Regional Migration Governance in the African Continent. Current state of affairs and the way forward gives an overview on migration legislation as well as policy initiatives and their implementation in West, East and Southern Africa. Further, it points to future scenarios of regional migration in Africa and gives political recommendations to external actors.

The sef: Study builds on the discussions of this year’s Potsdam Spring Dialogues on the topic of “Pathways Towards Coordinated African Migration Governance. The African Regional Organisations’ Role”. The Study has been submitted by the UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People of the University of Pretoria.

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