Migration and Africa: Political, Social and Economic Perspectives

Weiterbildungskurs (18./19. May 2022, online)

What does migration mean for Africa? This course paints a nuanced picture of “Africa on the move” by including and discussing various social and political perspectives, voices and approaches.

With a focus on current migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa, this course dismantles key misconceptions by asking what (im)mobility means in various regional and social contexts. Discussions include perspectives of ordinary citizens, the attempts by national governments and regional organizations to manage mobility and to maximise the value of migration for development, as well as the ways in which the topic is politicized both within and beyond the continent. Participants are introduced to key issues and current debates on migration, and engage with case studies from Eastern, Southern and Western Africa.

In collaboration with:

  • Past and present migration patterns
  • Migration and development
  • National and regional migration governance
  • Domestic and international migration politics
  • Refugees and internally displaced 

This course will take place online.

18 May 2022, 1.30pm-5pm
19 May 2022, 9am-5pm


The course is awarded with 1 ECTS credit for the CAS in African Affairs (assessment required).

CHF 290 incl. course documentation; travel expenses, accommodation and meals are not included.

Additional fee for assessment (required for ECTS credits): CHF 60