NSI hosts online seminar ‘Migration Trends and Possibilities in Africa’


The New South Institute (NSI) cordially invites you to attend the online seminar “Migration Trends and Possibilities in Africa,” scheduled for November 20, 2023. This seminar is a part of the NSI’s Migration Governance Reform Project (MIGRA), spearheaded by Research Fellow Alan Hirsch. It promises to offer diverse and comprehensive perspectives on the current state of migration in Africa.

Date: November 20, 2023

Time: 3 PM (South Africa Time, GMT+2)

Registration Link:

Featured Speakers:

Guest Experts:

  • Diego Iturralde: Chief Director of Demography and Population Statistics at Statistics South Africa. His academic background and his leadership in establishing a national forum for migration and urbanization in South Africa provide a critical statistical and policy-oriented viewpoint on migration issues.
  • Tsion Tadesse Abebe: A prominent African policy analyst on migration and displacement, Abebe serves as a Senior Policy and Research Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nairobi, Kenya. Her role as the chief editor of the IOM’s flagship report “The State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa” brings an essential regional perspective to the discussion.

This seminar seeks to deepen the understanding of migration trends and prospects in Africa, drawing on the varied and rich experiences of our speakers. Participants will engage with the latest research findings, policy developments, and practical insights into migration in Africa.

We welcome academics, policymakers, practitioners, and all those interested in African migration issues to join us for this enlightening session.

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