1. The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa/European Union (EU) Migration

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC), South Africa, and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Sweden, hosted a webinar on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Africa/European Union (EU) Migration” on Friday 12 June 2020

This webinar on Africa/EU Migration was the first of a two-part series hosted jointly by IPATC and NAI, and was attended by 45 African and European policymakers, scholars and civil society activists. The main outcome of both meetings is to help develop concrete and constructive policy approaches to managing Africa/EU migration amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

Webinar 1

Chair: Dr. Adeoye O. Akinola, Senior Researcher at Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation

Speakers: Dr. Ahmed Bugre, a Malta-based Advisor to the Office of the Commissioner of Social Affairs at the Africa Union (AU) Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;

Dr. Franzisca Zanker, Research Fellow at the Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg, Germany.

Webinar 2

Chair: Dr. Jesper Bjarnesen, Senior Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Uppsala, Sweden.

Speakers: Dr. Joy Kategekwa, Strategic Advisor to the Regional Advisor and Assistant Secretary-General of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the United Nations Development Programme, New York, United States.

Ms. Anna Knoll, Head of Migration Programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management, Brussels, Belgium.

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12 & 26 June 2020


14:00 – 15:00