On the 21- 22nd November the WAMIG team, Judith Altrogge, Kwaku Arhin-Sam, Leonie Jegen and Franzisca Zanker met with academics and civil society activists from Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and the Gambia at the Centre of Migration Studies, at the University of Ghana. Over two days we discussed our research findings at length, as well as taking apart the interests of ECOWAS as an institution, their member states and civil society actors. A joint policy brief that notes the joint contributions of the participants is planned.
Participants included Lamin Darboe (National Youth Council Gambia), Leander Kandilige (Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana), Omolola S. Olarinde (Elizade University, Nigeria), Nyimasata Camara (University of the Gambia), Harouna Mounkaila (University of Niamey, Niger), Papa Sakho (Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal), Mary B. Setrana (Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana), Moctar Amadou (Alarmphone Sahara, Niger), Amanda Bisong (European Centre for Development Policy Management), Moustapha Kamal Kebe (Réseau Migration Développement , Senegal) and Roland Nwoha (Idia Renaissance, Nigeria).
Discussions took place in French and in English.