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Conference Programme

CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN TRANSNATIONAL AND RETURN MIGRATION 

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

RADCLIFFE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, LECTURE ROOM 4

PROGRAMME


Monday, 29 June

09:30-9:45

Registration

09:45-10:00

Opening Ceremony

Chair: Gillian Hundt,  School of Health and Social Studies

Welcome Remarks by the Chair

Welcome Remarks by Daniele Joly, Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations

Welcome Remarks by John O.Oucho, Conference Organiser

10:00-11:00








Theme 1: Conceptual Issues in Transnationalism, Remittances and Homeland Development

Chair: Daniele Joly

The Transnational Social Question: From Social Security to Social Inequalities
Thomas Faist

The Potential of African Diaspora Networks (AND) in Europe for Bridging Human Resource and Material “Needs Gap” in the Health Sector in sub-Saharan African countries
Frank Lisk

The Transnationalisation of migration between Mexico and United States: A Reflection for the Case of African Migration to Europe”
Alex Munguia Salazar and Gustavo Lope Angel

Discussant: Aderanti Adepoju

11:00-11:30

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:30-12:30


Theme 2: Public Policies affecting Transnational Organisations in the Countries of origin and Destination

Chair: John O. Oucho

Perspectives on Public Policies shaping Transnational Organisations in Countries of Origin and Destination: the African Experience-Aderanti Adepoju

African Migration to the UK and EU - David Owen

Discussant: Frank Lisk

12:30-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14.00-15:30

Theme 3: Typologies and Functions of Transanational Organisations in both Destination Communities and Homeland Development

Chair: Papa Sow

The Geopolitics of Collective Remittances - Thomas Lacroix

Variations in Reproduction and the Lifecourse among African Immigrants and EU Communitarians in Spain: Evidence from the Padrón Municipal – Caroline Bledsoe

Discussant: Elias Ayiemba

15:30-16:00

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

16:00-17:30

Theme 3 continued

Chair: David Owen

Virtuous Citizenship”: Ethnicity and Encapsulation among Akan-speaking Ghanaian Methodists in London
Mattia Fumanti

African Migrants: past and Integration in Birmingham
Jose Nafafe

Transnational Philanthropic Activities and Integration: The Moroccan Community in Germany – Kirsten Schuettler

Discussant: John Oucho

19:00-20:30

Dinner

Tuesday, 30 June

09:00-10:30

Theme 4: Transnational Organisations in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Chair: Aderanti Adepoju

The African Diaspora and Homeland Post-Conflict Reconstruction in sub-Saharan Africa
John Oucho

Refugees in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: A Comparative Study between Kakuma and Dadaab Refugees in Kenya
Elias Ayiemba

One Household across Many Borders: Post-Civil War Integration, Migration and New Households in Mozambique
Ines Raimundo

Discussant: Daniele Joly

10:30-11:00

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:00-12:30

Theme 5: Transnational and Return Migration in North-South and South-South Cooperation

Chair: Thomas Lacroix

Co-development Policies in Europe: Objectives, Experiences and Limits - Catherine de Wenden

Management of Remittances and Family Compound by the First Spouses: Evidence from Gambian and Senegalese Women
Papa Sow

Migrants as Social and Cultural Actors – Yvon Le Bot

Discussant: Mattia Fumanti

12:30-1:30

LUNCH BREAK

1:30-15:30

Theme 5 continued

Chair: Ines Raimundo

Transnational Associations and Politics of Co-Development: Haitians in Metropolitan France
Clara Rachel Casseus-Eybalin

The Role of Xenophobia in obligating Decisions toward Transnationalism and Return Migration
Eugene Campbell

Migrant Experience of Poblanos in the United States
Martha Galica

Surviving in Hostile Grounds: Transmigrants in Johannesburg
Petkou C. Lawrence

Discussant: Richard Black (tbc)

15:30-16:00

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

16:00-16:30

Closing Plenary Session

Chair: Daniele Joly

Reflections of papers presented on both days - Aide Memoire and Open Discussion

Plans for publication – John O. Oucho