Did you miss the Webinar about African Migration? Not to worry — you can watch the recording here (below).

Webinar 1 — African Migration: dreams and trajectories

Date: Wednesday April 28, 2021, 15:00-16:15 WET (UTC+0)


The African continent has always been a site of population mobility, due to a host of structural determinants varying from economic inequality, environmental risks, social and political conflicts, education, adventure and so forth. In some ways, the root causes of migration in Africa are exactly the same as everywhere else. 

Taking these well-known structural causes as a starting point, the first webinar aims to explore what individuals and families do with it. Key words then are hope and aspiration, motivations, dreams. Those who decide to move to greener pastures embark on an unknown journey into an ever changing environment full of uncertainties, risks and new opportunities. How are they able to maneuver through life and across space by circumventing social, cultural and political hurdles, and by finding the narrow path from one small opportunity to the other?


  • Loren Landau, Witts University & University of Oxford
  • Jan Rath, University of Amsterdam & Metropolis International 
  • Abdellatif Bouazza, director of IMEA 


Webinar 1 — African Migration: dreams and trajectories

  • Nauja Kleist, Danish Institute for International Studies
  • Abdoulaye Kane, University of Florida
  • Lionel Nzamba, Direction des Opérations chez CGLU Afrique

Cohosted by

The Moroccan Institute of Advanced Studies (IMEA), recently established by the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco has the mission to promote high-level research in the humanities and social sciences and to promote dialogue and interactions with other scientific fields. http://imea.um5.ac.ma/en/home-2/ 

Metropolis International, established in 1996, is the largest cross-sectoral international network of professionals in the field of migration, integration/inclusion, and diversity. It provides an international platform for constructive dialogue and effective production & dissemination of policy-relevant, socially-meaningful, and evidence-based knowledge across the policy, research, civil society, and private sectors. https://carleton.ca/metropolis/