On October 6 2017, Profs. Chris Gordon and Appeaning-Addo respectively delivered presentations on behalf of the ASSAR and DECCMA projects at the UNU-WIDER Development Conference held in Accra. The presentations which were focused on the CARIAA projects’ findings on migration and mobility across semi-arid and deltaic regions were delivered during the “Environment and Natural Resources” parallel session chaired by Linguère Mously Mbaye. A joint research brief 'Migration: An Opportunity or Threat to Adaptation?' specifically developed for the Conference and focused on migration & mobility was also disseminated to participants as part of the presentations.
The UNU-WIDER Conference, held under the theme ‘Migration and mobility- new frontiers for research and policy’ was jointly organised by the UNU-WIDER and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA). The 2-day (5-6 October) Conference consisted of plenary, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session. The conference explored the relationships between migration, mobility, and development, with a focus on South-South movements and the African region. It aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action.
Profs. Chris Gordon (2nd L) and Appeaning-Addo (2nd R) at the Environment and Natural Resources parallel session of the Conference (Photo Credit: Wendy Boakye)