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Migration in focus: adding African voices
Date: 30 August 2016
Time: 10h30 - 13h00
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, map

With the surge in migration to Europe, public debate has focused on how Europe perceives migration and what it will do to stem the flow.

However, reliable information about the mass movement of migrants and refugees is insufficient, especially when it comes to established migratory routes, the drivers of migration, and African perspectives on migration.

A new evidence base is needed to ensure that policy responses are informed, proactive and effective. This is particularly important for South Africa given the recent release of the Green Paper on Migration.

This seminar explores migration policy from an African point of view. It will unpack the findings of cutting edge research across the continent based on interviews with migrants and smugglers.

This event is co-hosted with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime.

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Acting Head, Migration Programme, ISS


  • Sarah Pugh, Programme Officer, Scalabrini Centre
  • Bram Frouws, Coordinator, Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat
  • Peter Tinti, Senior Research Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime

Picture: ©IOM/Francesco Malavolta 2014

This event is made possible with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
Helen Chanda
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Ottilia Maunganidze
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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