MiTra|WA: Migration and Translocality in West Africa
West Africa is a region of migration par excellence. However, contrary to the popular image of a dominant West African-European migration nexus, 90% of international migration from West Africa takes place within the region (IOM, 2021). In addition to these estimated 8 million international migrants, millions of people migrate within their country, temporally, seasonally or permanently.
Analyses of these mobilities either tend to focus on social and economic impacts in migrants' places of origin or at their destinations. By applying a translocal livelihood and mobility approach on the household level, our project focusses on the interlinkages and dynamics between these places. Hereby, we seek to better understand the drivers, practices, structures and processes of rural-urban and cross-border migration and their interconnected impacts for rural and urban settings. Focusing on Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria, we emphasize challenges on social, political and ecological levels such as land use and changing gender relations, the growth of urban agglomerations and environmental change.
Call for Abstracts: Deutscher Kongress für Geographie 2023
Team Passau will chair two sessions at the DKG/Geographentag in Frankfurt in September 2023.
The Call is open until March 27th:
- Session A: Migration und Translokalität: Strategien zur Klimawandelanpassung im subsaharischen Afrika / Migration and translocality: Strategies for climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa (Lightning Session) - German and English Abstracts are welcome
- Session B: Translokalitätsforschung: Bestandsaufnahme und neue Perspektiven
We appreciate your submission!
The Congress is held in presence: Frankfurt, Germany, September 19th - 23rd 2023
MitTra|WA Annual Workshop in Kumasi
MitTra-WA Annual Partner Meeting and Workshop
at Kwame Nkruma University of Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
March 8th till 11th 2023
Thanks for joining!
New book by Joseph K. Teye: Migration in West Africa
This open access book, edited by our project member Prof. Joseph Teye (University of Ghana) provides an analysis of migration-related issues in the West African sub-region. It provides a historical analysis of many migration-related issues and examines the dynamics and impacts of international migration within and from West Africa.