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ASSAR and DECCMA Ghana present at UNU-WIDER Development Conference

13 Oct 2017 - 09:30

By Prosper Adiku and Wendy Boakye

On 6 October 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, Ghana. 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 and mobility, was also disseminated to participants as part of the presentations.

ASSAR and DECCMA Ghana present at UNU-WIDER Development Conference

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)

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.