Blog On The Move

Scalabrini Centre Cape Town Access to Higher Education for Migrants and Refugees Symposium

Feb 28, 2023
Categories: news

Access to education is important in providing a link between earning and learning allowing young people to thrive and transition to the pursuit of sustainable features (UNHCR, 2019). Access to education for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants not only benefits the individuals seekers involved, but also the host country’s economic and social development.  Although this is a fact, access to higher education for non-nationals remains a challenge in most host countries (Martin & Stulgaitis, 2022; Kavuro, 2021). They face...

Understanding the lived reality of ‘children on the move’ in the eastern border area of Zambia to develop recommendations for support programmes for vulnerable children in border zones

Feb 21, 2023
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Photo by Roman Nguyen on Unsplash   The movement of children from one country to another is common, according to UNICEF (2021), of the estimated 281 international migrants, 36 million are children. In SADC the irregular movement of young people is motivated by the search of employment, better living and working conditions (Hillier 2007; Walker, Mahati and Magaya, 2020; Save the Children 2020). When migrating, young people employ different strategies for...

Migrant perspectives on video training in South Africa

Feb 14, 2023
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In 2009, the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D’s work package within the MIDEQ Hub in collaboration with The Scalabrini Centre (Cape Town), Scalabrini Institute for Human Momility in Africa (SIHMA), the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation, migrants, academics, international agencies and companies embarked on training migrants to create their own short videos that would provide useful information for other migrants to help them improve their lives.  This initiative was led by Dr. Maria Rosa Lorini in partnership with the...

February 2023- Press Review

Feb 09, 2023
Categories: press review

NATIONAL Skilled refugees and asylum seekers are an untapped resource for South African healthcare Prashana Rampersad, 26 January 2023 “South Africa is seen as a desirable destination for refugees, given its comparative stability and level of industrialisation, and we host the largest number of immigrants on the African continent. According to official estimates, the country is home to about 2.9 million immigrants who come to the country fleeing persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or membership...

Climate Change And Migration In Africa

Feb 07, 2023
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Muluh  Momasoh, SIHMA researcher   Whereas migration is inherently defined by borders, climate change, and its impact materialize without respect for borders. Climate change is defined by the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. However, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) intricately links climate change to human activity. The UNFCCC defines climate change as the change of...

Introduction to AHMR Volume 8 Number 3 September - December 2022

Jan 31, 2023
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The African Human Mobility Review (AHMR) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on-line journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects (socio-economic, political, legislative and developmental) of human mobility in Africa. Through the publication of original research, policy discussions and evidence-based research papers, the AHMR provides a comprehensive forum devoted exclusively to the analysis of contemporaneous trends, migration patterns and some of the most important migration-related... cover 8-3 special issue online.jpg