Ahead of this important upcoming event, our partners from the Institute for Security Studies Pretoria held a public panel discussion this week, "Global lessons on migration policy", to discuss regional perspectives from three continents on migration. The experienced panelists included Prof Jorge Schiavon, an expert on US-Mexico and Central America migration, Dr Melanie Müller, researcher, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) from Berlin, and Katembo Tasakana, migration expert and analyst, and Channel Africa Swahili Radio Station producer and presenter.
The experts' contributions explored similarities and differences in the approaches to migration in Africa, Europe and America. They covered both voluntary and forced migration, and they also spoke to questions of government policies, xenophobia and the role of migration in sustainable development. The large audience in the seminar room at the ISS participated in a very lively debate which was facilitated by Ottilia Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects at the ISS.
Watch a recording of the panel discussion here:
At the same time, our partner project at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria has just published a new policy brief on the topic of the upcoming conference.
"Global Compact for Migration. Enhancing African migration governance" was written by Tsion Tadesse Abebe, a senior Consultant at the ISS. The research and the publication were made possible with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
The new research report includes a concise executive summary with key findings and recommendations for different stakeholders as well. Find it online using this link: