SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

Training Workshop for Pastoral Agents of Migration in Kampala Uganda

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa in collaboration with SIMI, UEC, and the Archdiocese of Kampala will be conducting a training for pastoral agents of migrants and refugees in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop will be conducted at the ARU Centre from the 17th to the 20th of July 2024. The purpose of the training workshop is to equip agents of migration with and understanding of human mobility in Africa, skills and knowledge to work with migrants and refugees that they serve in their organisations or dioceses.

The workshop will be facilitated by a team of experts who have experience and skills in the field of migration. These include researchers, Scalabrini priests working with and on issues of migrants, lawyers or advocates and other experts that work with migrants and refugees in Uganda and other regions globally. Topics/issues that will be covered/discussed in this 4 day workshop include: 1. Introduction to the fundaments of migration; 2. Understanding human mobility in Africa; 3. The complex impact of migration on policies, society, and economy; 4. The Christian perspective on migration; 5. The response of the church to the challenges of migration; 6. The teaching of the church: a path of Justice and Inclusion; Serving People on the move in Africa; 7. Cases about documentation of urban refugees and migrants; 8. The impact of migration on the mental health of migrants and refugees; and 9. Journeys of reconciliation and mapping the access to social services for migrants and refugees.

People working in the different dioceses and organisations involved with refugees and migrants in Uganda are invited. Organisations and individuals of other denominations, other faiths, and secular groups are all also welcome. Support for travel and accommodation is available for all the attendees that require such support. For more information, please contact:

Fr Filippo Ferraro:

Dr Rachel Chinyakata:

Fr John Kawisha:


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