3. Centering the Voices of African Migrants in Africa/European Union (EU) Migration Debates

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 titled “Centering the Voices of African Migrants in Africa/European Union (EU) Migration Debates.” This webinar is the first of a two-part series that aims to provide a platform to bridge the gap between African and EU policymakers and African migrants in light of the first global, holistic, inter-governmental document on migration: the 2018 United Nations (UN) Global Compact for Safe, Regular, and Orderly Migration. The webinar was attended by 51 participants who form part of the Institute’s Migration Community of Practice (CoP) across South Africa, Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and beyond.

Chair:  Dr Adeoye Akinola, Senior Researcher at IPATC, Johannesburg, South Africa

Speakers: Mr Joseph Peters, a migrant from Sierra Leone, affiliated to the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC), Italy.

Dr Joy Kategekwa, Strategic Advisor to the Regional Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Bureau for Africa, New York, United States.

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26 March 2021


14:30-16:00 (SAST)