Programme
Programme - Migration and mobility - new frontiers for research and policy

Please find below the preliminary programme for the WIDER Development Conference, Migration and mobility, held on 5-6 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana. Please note that further details will be added as they become available.

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Thursday 5 October
ROOM ISSER Conference Hall
ROOM 1
ISSER Conference Hall
ROOM 2
ISSER Building
ROOM 3
Law Auditorium
ROOM 4
08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00-10:30 Plenary 1
Chair: Ernest Aryeetey

Welcome: Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER, and Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary General, ARUA
Opening: H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, and Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, Ambassador of Finland
Keynote: Ingrid Palmary - Global and local influences on policy making: an example of the South African anti-trafficking legislation

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Parallel 1.1
Conflict, forced migration, and international policy
Chair: Ernest Aryeetey

Shawn Teresa Flanigan
Aiding refugees during South-South migration: examining Syrian diaspora assistance to Syrian forced migrants

Ferruccio Pastore
Migration and the risks of negative extraversion

Nicholas Van Hear
Imagining refugia

Parallel 1.2
Health and education
Chair: Peter Quartey

James Loon Tuck Ng
Labour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind

Marta Bengoa-Calvo
The effect of Hukou registration system on rural-to-urban migrant's health

Maryam Naghsh Nejad
The human capital effects of hosting refugees: evidence from Kagera

Nigussie Abadi Mistru
The impact of remittances on household food security: a micro perspective from Tigray, Ethiopia
Parallel 1.3
Social cohesion
Chair: Feng Hou

Astghik Mavisakalyan
Forced migration and preferences for refugee assistance in developing countries: the role of perceived disadvantage and integration

Cecilia Navarra
Social networks and labour market outcomes among Senegalese migrants in Europe and Africa

Raul Alberto Jimenez Mori
Eliciting individual preferences for immigrants in the Dominican Republic

Shuxi Yin
Network, mobility, and integration: undocumented African migrants in Guangzhou, China
Parallel 1.4
Migration within Africa: defining the governance challenge (organized panel)

Conveners: Mariama Awumbila and Benjamin Schraven

Eva Dick
Analytical framework for regional migration governance in Africa: key features, patterns and impacts in the ECOWAS and IGAD regions

Stephen Adaawen
Challenges to regional migration and economic integration in West Africa: the case of Ghana and Nigeria

Papa Sow
Marriage migrations and distributive justice of morals and resources in north-western Benin
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Poster session (see listing of all 24 posters)
Chair: Wisdom Akpalu
Discussants: Emmanuel Ayimpusah, Dede Gafa, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Richard Osei-Bofah, Millicent Otopabea Awuku, Bernice Owusu-Brown, Johnson Wilson Appiah Kubi
14:00-15:45 Parallel 2.1
Migration, policy, and governance I
Chair: Finn Tarp

Sofiane Bouhdiba
The pension of the returning retired migrant in the Maghreb: a development factor?

Yuko Hamada
South-to-South Migration in Asia: opportunities, challenges and policy implications

Zaw Oo
Migration in Mon State: Opportunities and challenges for rural development in Myanmar

Parallel 2.2
Immigrant integration, transnationalism, and societal relations among sub-Saharan African immigrants (organized panel)
Chair: Joseph K. Teye

Geraldine Adiku
‘The saga of the returnee’: return and reintegration experiences of Ghanaian migrants from Libya

Mary Setrana and Justice Kyei
Internal displacement and cross-border movement of Nigerian nationals

Jane Njeri Mwangi
Do sub-Saharan African immigrants transfer social capital acquired in the host country to their forebearers?
Parallel 2.3
Gender
Chair: Ingrid Palmary

Julie Litchfield
Migrant remittances and gender in Zimbabwe

Anda David
Leaving work behind? The impact of emigration on female labour force participation in Morocco

Vusilizwe Thebe
Migration of men and changes in women’s decision-making roles in former migrant labour societies
Parallel 2.4
Impacts of displacement on host communities in Rwanda and Tanzania (in collaboration with UNU Migration Network)
Chair: Craig Loschmann

Veronika Fajth
Is local social cohesion influenced by hosting refugees? The case of Congolese refugees in Rwanda

Craig Loschmann
How do host communities adjust labor market activity due to the presence of refugees?

Isabel Cristina Ruiz Olaya
The impact of hosting refugees on the intra-household allocation of tasks

Melissa Siegel
Exploring the effects of refugees on social infrastructure change in Rwanda
15:45-16:15 Coffee
16:15-18:00 Parallel 3.1
Environment and natural resources I
Chair: Wisdom Akpalu

Gordon Crawford
South-South labour migration and the impact of the informal China-Ghana gold rush 2008-13

Glenn Sheriff
Labor response to climate variation in East Africa

Linguère Mously Mbaye
Natural disasters and poverty reduction: do remittances matter?

 
Parallel 3.2
Remittances and families left behind
Chair: Miguel Niño-Zarazúa

Gift Dafuleya
Migration, income pooling and food deprivation

Louis Boakye-Yiadom
Remittance receipts by Ghana's households: understanding their distribution and the impact on investment in basic education

Eva-Maria Egger
Migration experience, the migration decision and its impact on household welfare: new evidence from rural Ghana

Katharine Hall
Fragmenting the family? The complexity of household migration strategies in post-apartheid South Africa.
Parallel 3.3
Macro and trade
Chair: Abena Oduro

Dramane Coulibaly
Growth-enhancing effect of openness to trade and migrations: what is the effective transmission channel for Africa?

Mauro Lanati
The impact of foreign aid on migration revisited

Collin Constantine
Remittances, labour supply and the functional income distribution
Parallel 3.4
Determinants of migration
Chair: Rachel Gisselquist

Anne Marie Duplantier
The internal migration decisions of youth in Ghana

Tobias Stoehr
Searching for a better life: now-casting international migration with online search keywords

Michael Smith
Food insecurity, gender, and international migration intentions

Dennis Wesselbaum
Gone with the wind: international migration
18:15 Bus to dinner venue
19:00 Conference dinner

 

Friday 6 October
ROOM ISSER Conference Hall
ROOM 1
ISSER Conference Hall
ROOM 2
ISSER Building
ROOM 3
Law Auditorium
ROOM 4
08:45-09:15 Morning coffee
09:15-10:30 Plenary 2
Chair: Finn Tarp

Keynote: Hillel Rapoport - Diaspora externalities: a view from the south

10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Parallel 4.1
Understanding the root causes of migration (in partnership with FAO)
Chair: Anda David

Jakob Skoet
Rural migration, agriculture and rural development – the linkages and trends in rural migration

Discussant: Eva-Maria Egger  

Eva-Maria Egger
Migration, demography and agri-food systems: threats and opportunities

Discussant: Benjamin Schraven

Parallel 4.2
Remittances
Chair: Melissa Siegel

Ameth Saloum Ndiaye
Migration and remittances in Senegal: effects on labor supply and human capital of household members left behind

George Agwu
Do remittances improve income inequality? An instrumental variable quantile analysis of the Senegalese case

Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
Social service delivery and access to financial innovation
  Parallel 4.3
Migration policy and governance II
Chair: Rachel Gisselquist

Diego Acosta Arcarazo
Regional free movement of people in South America: a model from Africa and the rest of the world?

Linda Adhiambo Oucho
Challenges and solutions to migrant integration, diversity and social cohesion in Africa

Nisha Bellinger
Human security and forced migration in Africa

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Poster session (see listing of all 24 posters)
Chair: Wisdom Akpalu
Discussants: Emmanuel Ayimpusah, Dede Gafa, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Richard Osei-Bofah, Millicent Otopabea Awuku, Bernice Owusu-Brown, Johnson Wilson Appiah Kubi 
14:00-15:45 Parallel 5.1
Migration and rural-urban development (panel in collaboration with FAO)
Chair: Eva Dick

Andrea Cattaneo
Rural-urban synergies in development and propensity to migrate

Discussant: Julie Litchfield

Alan de Brauw
Effects of migration on rural livelihoods

Discussant: Stephen Adaawen
Parallel 5.2
Labour
Chair: Cecilia Navarra

Vladimir Hlasny
Migration and social mobility in MENA: evidence from labor market panel surveys

Andres Cuadros
Informality, remittances, and youth workers

Anusa Daimon
Settling in motion: Malawian clandestine migration into South Africa: 1920s–1950s
  Parallel 5.3
Environment and natural resources II
Chair: Linguère Mously Mbaye

Ashenafi Belayneh Ayenew
Labor adaptation to agricultural risk and shocks in rural Mozambique

Makidul Islam Khan
Impacts of climate change on the migratory and non-migratory fishers of the Padma River in Bangladesh and their response strategies

Chris Gordon
The Project on Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), University of Ghana

Kwasi Appeaning-Addo
The Project on Deltas, Vulnerability, and Climate Change (DECCMA), University of Ghana
15:45-16:15 Coffee
16:15-17:00 Plenary 3
Research meets policy: What insights does research offer for policy? What questions remain unanswered?

Chair: Rachel Gisselquist
Panelists: Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, Peter Quartey, Nicholas Van Hear

Closing remarks: Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER, and Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary General, ARUA