Posted at 2nd July 2016

UZ: 29 July – International Conference on the Migration Phenomenon

An International Conference on the Migration Phenomenon and its Impact on Sustainable Development in Africa and Beyond: Emphasizing African Unity, Peace and Prosperity.

DATE: 29 JULY, 2016
VENUE: University of Zimbabwe; Social Studies Faculty; New Llewellyn Lecture Theatre
TIME: 08:30h – 17:00h
REGISTRATION: 07:30h – 08:30h
COST: $100 (USD) per person for professionals. We regret no cheques.
Students with proof of I.D: $20.00

PAYMENTS & RSVP Contact Person: Payment processing is to be made via:
Nyasha Ndemo
Office and Information Manager
Faculty of Social Studies
University of Zimbabwe
Tel: 303211 ext. 14000

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor loren landau

Loren B Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he was the founding director. For 2014-2015 he was the Henry J. Leir Chair in Global Migration based at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. His work explores human mobility, citizenship, development, and political authority. He has served as the chair of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), as a member of the South African Immigration Advisory Board and is on the editorial boards of International Migration Review, Migration Studies, and the Journal of Refugee Studies. Widely published in the academic and popular press, he is author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press), co-editor of Contemporary Migration to South Africa (World Bank), editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press) and has published in Millennium, Politics & Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and elsewhere. He has consulted with the South African Human Rights Commission, the UNDP, the UNHCR, the World Bank, Oxfam, and others. He holds an MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley).
Conference presentations on these themes:
• Migration and national security in Africa and Europe
• Overview of the dynamics of migration in Southern Africa
• UNHCR – Addressing the statelessness of migrants
• Harnessing remittances for sustainable development
• From brain drain to brain gain – exploring the return intentions of Zimbabweans in the diaspora; and the case of Rwandan returning migrants
• Patterns of migration – rural to urban migration in Zimbabwe

We look forward to your participation.
Thank – you!!!

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