Application Deadline: April 30th 2022
Kampala training for African experts discusses cross-border migration governance
The first ever in-person training in Africa co-organised by the EUI School of Transnational Governance and the Migration Policy Centre foresees ten scholarships for outstanding candidates from Eastern Africa.
The European University Institute’s School of Transnational Governance (STG) and Migration Policy Centre (MPC) join hands with the Uganda Council on Foreign Relations (UCFR) for an executive training on the cross-border governance of migration and mobility in Africa.
The interactive in-person training on the normative, institutional and financial frameworks for effective transnational governance of African migration and mobility takes place at the Fairway Hotel in Kampala (Uganda) on 20, 21, and 22 July 2022.
The Training will also provide an opportunity to examine recent regional and continental mega initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and will facilitate discussion around the transnational governance of mobility through the regulation of different political domains (border governance, development aid, education, human rights, humanitarian disasters, public security, public health, tourism, trade).
By the end of this programme, the participants will learn:
- How to combine different skills for the regulation of migration and mobility
- How to understand the dynamics of bilateral, multilateral, and interregional initiatives between different political domains: border management, public security, public health, human rights, justice, humanitarian disasters, cross border trade, education, tourism, development aid
- How to incorporate insights about dynamics of migration and migration governance into policy design and practice
- How to develop a comprehensive understanding of the competing objectives, potentials, and limitations of the transnational governance of migration and mobility
- Interactive sessions led by established practitioners and academics
- Mixing theoretical approaches and policy-oriented expertise
- Case-study approach, working on operational assignments
- Peer-learning setting with professionals with different backgrounds, roles, and levels of seniority
- The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates from the Eastern African Region (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda).
- Representatives of local and national public authorities with an interest in migration and mobility
- Professionals working in international organisations and NGOs in the field of migration and mobility
- Young researchers on migration, mobility, and transnational governance
- Consultants working on the management of human mobility
- Journalists and communication professionals who want to learn more about migration and mobility
- Individuals aiming to acquire public policy and research skills in the field of migration and mobility
Ten scholarships will be funded by the School of Transnational Governance (EUI) on a merit basis. Scholarships will cover the fee (accommodation, course materials, meals) and travel costs. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates applying from the Eastern African Region (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda) according to the following criteria:
- PhD students or early-career academics, early- or mid-career professionals (e.g. in politics, civil service, media and non-governmental organisations), able to demonstrate both professional experience and potential for future excellence in the policy sphere;
- Genuinely engaged individuals involved in policy issues related to mobility and migration either through registration on a PhD programme or through demonstration of substantial relevant career experience;
- Self-motivated, able to present a clear explanation of why and how the applicant will benefit from participation in the training;
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
Applicants may only submit one application, either for a full feepaying place or for a scholarship place. Scholarships are not intended for participants who can be funded by their own institutions.
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