Our Team

Executive Director

Filippo Ferraro

Fr. Filippo Ferraro is a Missionary of St.Charles. Born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, in 1974 he completed his Bachelor Degree at the Theological Institute of Northern Italy (Milan) and obtained a Diploma in Pastoral Theology of Migration from SIMI (Scalabrini International Migration Institute - Pontifical Urban University in Rome). Ordained as a diocesan catholic priest in the Diocese of Treviso in 2006, he later joined the Scalabrini Fathers. He started his pastoral ministry with migrants as Chaplain of the French speaking refugees community at the Archdiocese of Cape Town in 2014. Since the end of 2017 he is the Executive Director of SIHMA and Coordinator of all social projects of the Scalabrinian Congregation in Africa.

He's also in charge of the Communication management of the Institute.

Research Consultant

Sergio Carciotto

Sergio worked with the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) since his foundation in 2014. He previously worked in South Africa for local NGOs and in Italy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He holds an MA Degree in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and an MA Degree in Refugee Rights and Migration Studies from La Sapienza University in Rome. One of his main focus area is migration policies in Southern African countries.

AHMR Chief Editor

Prof. Mulugeta Dinbabo

Prof. Dinbabo is the Acting Director of the Institute for Social Development at the University of the Western Cape. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape. He also has two MA degrees in Development Management and Development Studies, from the Ruhr University Germany and University of the Western Cape, South Africa, respectively.

Prof Dinbabo is a member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); South African Development Studies Association (SADSA) and Childwatch International, Research Network. He has participated in the high-level dialogue on international migration and supervised Postgraduate students in the area of migration and development. His research interest includes international migration and development; comparative analysis of international migration policies; remittances and poverty reduction in Africa. He has a sound knowledge of the fields of social and economic development, microsimulation modelling and migration. His recent work on international migration examines empirically the macroeconomic determinants of ‘pull’ factors of international migration to South Africa. He also has a keen interest strengthening research partnership on international migration nationally, regionally and globally. He has published many papers in academic journals and produced research reports and other publications.


Emma Dionne

(coming soon)

Social Media Manager

Daluxolo Moloantoa

Currently studying towards a BA Communication degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA), Daluxolo is a passionate individual motivated by social activism.
He is filled with astonishment at how social media as a communication tool can be used to educate, empower and connect the dots between those in the know and those not around the issues of our day, including migration.

He follows our social medias account of Twitter and Facebook, selecting also the monthly Press review and articles of significant interest and news concerning human mobility.


Dulce Pereira

Dulce retired from Standard Bank in 1999 and started working with the Scalabrini Fathers on a volunteer basis. She later became the full-time Financial Administrator. Dulce is one of the founding trustees of the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town and a Trustee of the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa.