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New research project: “Equal Partnerships – African Intermediary/Secondary Cities as Actors and Partners in Urban Migration Governance“

The Research on Migration, Refuge and Integration (MFI) is pleased to announce the approval of another research project: “Equal Partnerships – African Intermediary/Secondary Cities as Actors and Partners in Urban Migration Governance”. The new team explores the opportunities and challenges of collaborative, urban migration governance in African secondary cities. Local, national, and international actors are inspired to build evidence-based ideas and collaborative approaches for equal partnerships in urban migration governance through networking dialogue formats, participatory field research, and collaborative development of policy recommendations.

The project works with a type of African city that has received little attention from researchers and policymakers to date: Secondary cities. These cities are increasingly confronted with the challenges of climate-induced migration, transit migration, and rural-urban migration, but they also hold special opportunities for releasing development potential for countries and regions through urban migration governance.

The project work, funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and based at the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), will start on November 1, 2021 together with German and African partners.