Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID

Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy

WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
The WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility, jointly organized with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), will take place on 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

Migration and mobility are key facets of our increasingly globalized world, posing challenges but also offering opportunities. For migrants, this may include economic and social mobility, as well as improved physical security and an escape from conflict, violence and persecution. While the impact of migration on both host and sending countries is a topic of considerable contemporary political debate, there is also ample research showing the benefits in terms of labour market outcomes, economic growth, as well as diversity and innovation.

This conference explores the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action. 

The conference will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers Ingrid Palmary and Hillel Rapoport, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session.

Please find the programme here

Featured
Programme
Programme Programme - Migration and mobility
About
Poster presentations - Migration and Mobility

The poster session will be chaired by Wisdom Akpalu and features the following discussants: Emmanuel Ayimpusah, Dede Gafa, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Richard Osei-Bofah, Millicent Otopabea Awuku, Bernice Owusu-Brown, and Johnson Wilson Appiah Kubi. Please...

Information note
Information note for confirmed participants - Migration and mobility

Useful details about travel and arrangements related to the WIDER Development Conference, Migration and mobility – new frontiers in research and policy. The conference is being held in Accra, Ghana, on 5-6 October 2017.

Context

Keywords