Stakeholders Sessions

SDA 12 - Strategic alliance between municipalities and migrant associations

21 Nov

21 November

14:30 to 17:30

Venue: Jaouhara (Hotel Pearl)

LEAD ORGANIZER

African Diaspora Forum (ADF)

Tel: +27 (0)10 595.23.12

Email: africandiasporaforum@gmail.com

Web: https://http://www.adf.org.za

PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION

Migration connects demographic movements linked to urbanization and globalization. This is a major strategic issue. It combines economic, environmental, social and political migration. Increasingly, there are refugees and displaced persons in their own countries or regions as a result of natural disasters, armed conflicts, social unrest, economic and political crises.

Migration connects demographic movements linked to urbanization and globalization. This is a major strategic issue. It combines economic, environmental, social and political migration. Increasingly, there are refugees and displaced persons in their own countries or regions as a result of natural disasters, armed conflicts, social unrest, economic and political crises. Two main questions: What is the relationship between migration, development and the distribution of wealth between countries? How can the fundamental rights of migrants, migrant workers and their families be respected and guaranteed?

In a changing world, migration is a major concern on the international agenda. Thus, nearly one in four workers is a migrant and lives in conditions of deep vulnerability: exclusion, discrimination, extreme exploitation, death and/or disappearance. There are 250 million of us who have crossed national borders and 750 million of us who exercise human mobility within our countries. In the context of neoliberal globalization, migration is mainly transformed into forced displacement, including climate refugees, human trafficking, migration through poverty and mass deportations.

We are direct witnesses to the fact that walls, exacerbated nationalism, the erosion of the right to mobility, the concepts of "orderly and secure migration" and the denial of migration are signs of a world locked in its contradictions and past. The current Global Compact on Migration, launched by the United Nations, reflects this situation. It does not go to the root of the structural causes of forced migration.

This session aims to improve the understanding of migration flows as factors for the development of urban centres and cities in Africa through :
  1. A better integration
  2. A better cohabitation
  3. Social cohesion
  4. The development

PANEL

Programme

Summary

This session is composed of 3 main panels of debates and exchanges.

  1. Panel 1: Discussion on the key concepts of migration, integration, and the organisation of migration
  2. Panel 2: Discussion on the impact of migrants in African cities, and opportunities to be seized
  3. Panel 3: Formulation of recommendations for the global compact on migration, for Mayors and creation of the African network of migrant associations

Speakers

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