Migration vs free trade: Africa doesn’t have to choose


The inaugural Africa Migration Report produced by the African Union (AU) Commission and International Organisation for Migration challenges the distorted narratives about migration in and out of Africa. Launched on 15 October, the report also deals with migration data, health, climate change and security.

Experts at this seminar will discuss the impact of heavy-handed security responses on migration within the continent, the free movement of persons and the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

The seminar is part of Africa Migration Report’s thematic launches and is co-hosted with the International Organisation for Migration.

Simultaneous French interpretation will be provided for this event. 

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS


Maureen Achieng, Chief of Mission to Ethiopia and Representative to the AU and UNECA

Emmanuel K Bensah Jr, Deputy Executive Director, AfCFTA Policy Network, Ghana

John Mugabo, Advisor to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Tsion Tadesse Abebe, Senior Researcher, Migration, ISS Addis Ababa

Photo: Africa Migration Report Cover

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