TRANSMIC research presented in Dakar (ESR4)
December 17th, 2015 by Niels
The United Nations University Maastricht Economic and social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and the Consortium pour la Recherche Economique et Sociale (CRES) held the second International Conference on Sustainable Development in Africa, on the 26th-27th of November of 2015, in Dakar, Senegal. UNU-MERIT and CRES have launched this initiative to establish a Dakar-based UNU institute to facilitate informed policy-making in Africa. This conference aimed at promoting the exchange of cutting-edge research among academics, policymakers, and other development practitioners.
The conference covered various topics, ranging from institutions to regional integration, innovation, or environment, etc. The Migration group of UNU-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), Maastricht University, organised a panel on migration in Africa, chaired by Dr. Melissa Siegel. The panel gave the opportunity of Dr. Melissa Siegel, Dr. Victor Cebotari and Clotilde Mahé, TRANSMIC PhD Candidate, to share their work, respectively on the impacts of conflict and forced displacement on education in Burundi; the context of parental migration and the self-rated health of children in Ghana and Nigeria; and internal migration and occupational reallocation in Ghana.