SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

SIHMA Board Change

On the 1st of September 2022, SIHMA had a change in their Board of Trustee structure. Fr Gerardo Garcia, who has served as Chairperson of the board since 2014 when the organisation was established in Cape Town, stepped down as both chairperson and board member. The Board has welcomed Fr Eduardo Gabriel as the replacing board member and chairperson.

Fr Eduardo is a Missionary of St Charles. He was born in Piracicaba, in São Paulo province, Brazil. In 2002 he completed his Undergraduate Degree in Social Science at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, UFSCAR, in Brasil. In 2005 he got his master’s degree in Social Sciences, at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, UFSCAR, (Brasil) and in 2010 he finished his Ph.D. in Sociology at the Universidade de São Paulo, USP, Brasil, with a concurrent period at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) and the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), in Lisbon, Portugal. He has also been studying for a number of years in the Scalabrinian Mission in Manila, Philippines, until his ordination as a Scalabrini father in 2020. Since 2011 he has written a monthly article on migration in the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) publication Mundo e Missão. Fr Eduardo is enthusiastic about working with people on the move and conducting research relating to human mobility.

SIHMA welcomes Fr Eduardo as the new member and hopes that his time with SIHMA will result in growth and prosperity.


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