Week 3: Wednesday 17 April 2024

This workshop will investigate the role of supra-national actors in responding to emerging patterns of displacement and new cross-continental migration routes.

Questions to be discussed

  • What is the role of the African Union and Regional Economic Communities in responding to different forms of displacement?
  • Do externalisation practices stop movement?
  • Have supra-national actors been slow to respond to climate induced mobility on the continent?


  • Climate-disaster and development induced displacement in East Africa and the role of the Regional Economic Communities. Dr Opportuna Kweka (College of Social Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam)
  • Africa-Europe cooperation and migration: The growing influence of the European Union in Libya and Tunisia. Sarah Doyel (Mixed Migration Centre)
  • The role of the African Union in responding to displacement and statelessness – Prof Chidi Anselm Odinkalu (Tufts University)


  • Dr Nicholas Maple, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London