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Going with the flow: Addressing migration and stability in Northern Africa and the Sahel

1 November 2016

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On 1st November ECDPM’s Anna Knoll and Tasnim Abderehim attended the KPSRL workshop “Going with the flow…..” to participate in in depth discussions on migration, security, governance and development in the Sahel and in North Africa. The workshop explored how programs developed to control and regulate mass popular movements by responding to the causes, dynamics, and consequences of migration and displacement can be designed in a manner that is conflict-sensitive and aware of existing power structures.

By highlighting how current migration flows in North Africa and the Sahel feed elitist governing agreements and contribute to livelihood provision and protection strategies, the event drew attention to the interaction between migration and the empirical manifestation of political (dis)order in North African and Sahel countries. A solid understanding of these dynamics is required to develop policies that do least harm in a region that is already very complex to begin with.

African economic integrationEU foreign and development policyMigrationNorth AfricaSahel