On a lecture tour through Senegal and Gambia from January 29 to February 2, ALMA Research Fellow Judith Altrogge presented the ABI policy study „The Politics of Migration Governance in the Gambia“. At three events in Senegal‘s capital Dakar, Senegalese provincial capital Ziguinchor und Gambia‘s capital Banjul, Mrs. Altrogge discussed the findings with national and international political stakeholders, civil society representatives and researchers.
The Gambia and Senegal share a long entangled migration history. The study pays particular attention to the situation of Senegalese Casamance refugees in the Gambia, which met the interest of the Senegalese audiences. The dimension of Europe-bound migration and the return of migrants, which are seen as an exceptional conflict potential in the study, were of most interest in Banjul. The study is available here.
The lecture tour was organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Senegal. The foundation is planning to get further engaged in civic education and democracy development in the Gambia. The event in Banjul constituted their first activity in the small country, which is almost entirely surrounded by neighbouring Senegal.
Photo: by Fatoumata Sy Gueye in Senegal