Migration policy frameworks in Africa

As migration within and from Africa increases, policies managing the movement of people become critical.

There are various migration policy frameworks and regimes on the African continent. These include policies developed by the African Union (AU) and the various regional economic communities, as well as those adopted by the AU in agreement with the European Union. It is important for policymakers and practitioners at continental, regional and country levels to have a clear understanding of these frameworks and how they form the basis of African migration policies.

About the author

Tsion Tadesse Abebe is a senior researcher in the Institute for Security Studies’ Migration Programme. Tsion was deputy director of the Africa Programme, UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Addis Ababa and also lectured at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS). She has a Master’s degree in gender and peacebuilding from UPEACE, Costa Rica, and a certificate in international labour migration, economics, politics and ethics from the University of Oxford, UK.

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