In the media
WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility makes the headlines in Ghana

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

Finn and reportersThe conference explored the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aimed to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action. The conference consisted of plenary sessions with keynote speakers Ingrid Palmary and Hillel Rapoport, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session.

Policy advisers, development practitioners and government representatives gathered together at the conference to discuss these topics. Among them local media, who reported on the key messages drawn from the conference plenaries, panels and sessions.

Newspaper clips (PDF)

Daily Graphic, 6 October 2017: Step up research into migration issues - Vaap

The Publisher Newspaper, 6 October 2017: Poor infrastructure causes migration in Africa - Bawumia

Business Financial Times, 9 October 2017: Migration between developing countries higher - UNU-WIDER

Online articles

Ghana News Agency, 5 October 2017: Vice President urges world leaders to tackle migration and mobility issues

Modern Ghana,  6 October 2017: Vice President Bawumia reveals migration, mobility high on government agenda

Daily Guide, 6 October 2017: Migration, mobility high on agenda – Bawumia

Peace Fm, 6 October 2017: Conference on migration begins at University Of Ghana

Graphic Online, 6 October 2017: Conference on migration begins at University of Ghana

Ghana Nation, 15 October 2017: Broader research on migration critical