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CONFERENCE: African Transnational and Return Migration

CONFERENCE, 29-30 JUNE 2009

 

CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN TRANSNATIONAL AND RETURN MIGRATION 

IN THE CONTEXT OF HOMELAND DEVELOPMENT
FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF EURO-AFRICAN RELATIONS AND LATIN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

 

The Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) in the School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick held  the Conference on African Transnational and Return Migration in the Context of Homeland Development from the Perspectives of Euro-African Relations and Latin American Experience due in June 2009. Seasoned and upcoming researchers were invited to present papers within different themes to stimulate discussions and to facilitate charting the way forward in African research, policy and programme interests in the near future.

The ultimate objective of the conference was to present theoretical and evidence-based papers on migrants’ transnational organisations for wider readership by different stakeholders in migration and development. Specifically, the conference:

  • a)  Brough together researchers, policymakers, funding and donor agencies and other stakeholders in international migration and development from the perspective of migrant’s homeland development through their translational organisations;
  • b)  Presented and discussed papers on migrants’ transnational organisations, with particular focus on the African experience, with Asian and Latin American experience providing viable benchmarks;
  • c)  Subjected the papers presented to rigorous discussion for the authors to benefit from participants’ reactions and for other stakeholders to provide insights which the papers might have not covered; and
  • d) Mapped out future North-South and South-South cooperation and initiatives with respect to research, training and dialogue on the role of African transnational organisations both in Europe and in homeland development.


Interim conference themes included:

  1. Conceptual issues in transnationalism, remittances and homeland development;
  2. Public policies affecting transnational organisations in the countries of origin and destination;
  3. Typologies and functions of transnational organisations in destination communities and homeland development;
  4. Transnational organisations in post-conflict reconstruction;
  5. The future of transnational organisations; and
  6. Future research, training and dialogue on transnational organisations in North-South and South-South cooperation.

For more details please contact the convenor at the following address:

Prof. John O. Oucho
Marie Curie Chair
Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations
School of Health and Social Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7657 4731
Mobile phone: +44 7910508411
E-mail: J.O.Oucho@warwick.ac.uk


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