Blog On The Move

Remittances and economic growth: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Jan 06, 2021
Categories: news

There has, in recent years, been a growing consensus amongst migration scholars and economists around the connection between diaspora and economic development. Yet, only a few studies have actually examined this connection, and their results have not always been conclusive. In our latest edition of the African Human Mobility Review, a joint effort with the University of Western Cape, we published Mulatu F. Zerihun’s research paper titled “Remittances and Economic Growth: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda”...

Christine's Internship Reflection

Dec 28, 2020
Categories: news

SIHMA is extremely grateful to another volunteer who concluded her experience with us, working remotely and in the office in the last three months. She showed persistency, commitment and hard work, and her contribution was essential to us. We wish Christine all the best for her future studies and life, hoping that what she learned on migration and protecting migrants’ rights, can influence and enrich her life.  Here is her internship reflection on the volunteering experience....

A migrant is born

Dec 22, 2020
Categories: news

We have, over the centuries, done a great disservice to the Biblical challenge of Christmas. We have sadly reduced it to shiny tinsel, Christmas trees, strings of fairy lights and mince pies. All of which are fine in their own way but all of which also blunt us to the sharp challenge of the first Christmas and the politics that that commits us to. This is true for the poor, for the marginalised, for the peoples whose stories... Migrant is Born.png

Post-conflict reconciliation and displacement – Examples from the African context

Dec 15, 2020
Categories: news

On December 16th, South Africa celebrates its Day of Reconciliation, a public holiday aimed at remembering South African’s conciliatory past. The celebration came into effect in 1995, the same day than the first meeting of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission which marked the transitional process from apartheid to full democracy. The day is about national unity, equality, and dignity for all. In light of reconciliation day, SIHMA considers post-conflict reconciliation and its connection to... (1).png

Exclusion of migrant women in Africa | Access to education

Dec 08, 2020
Categories: news

  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women   Continuing our series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at the rather limited access to education that migrant women have around Africa. The education of any child, boy or girl, is an undeniably essential and fundamental human right. However, for millions of women and girls among the world’s migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking population, education is not a reality. Migrant and displaced... of migrant women - Access to education 2-1.png

IOM’s webinar on "Missing Migrant Project Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in the Southern Africa Region"

Dec 04, 2020

  IOM GMDAC organized a webinar on "Missing Migrant Project Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in the Southern Africa Region", the study on child migration on the Southern route.  Our Porject Manager, James Chapman took part on this very interesting webinar, here attached the agenda of the event. A post on our Blog on the Move regarding the participation on the content of the event will come soon!   About... missing migrant project - webinar.png