View on Africa: is Africa ready to lead on migration?


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On 5 February, the much anticipated Zero Draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was released. This came hot on the heels of African leaders adopting the watershed Protocol on Free Movement of People and the African Common Position on the Global Compact on Migration. This process aims to ensure that people are free to move rather than being forced to, or prevented from, doing so.

This View on Africa is presented by Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, head of Special Projects at ISS. She will discuss how recent developments on migration governance present an opportunity for Africa to finally get ahead of the migration debate.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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Picture: IOM/Muse Mohammed 2016

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