Collaboration Partners

  • 2010- to date: The Centre in collaboration with the University of Sussex, is undertaking “Migrating Out of Poverty’ project. The goal of the project is to maximize the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimize the costs and risks of migration for the poor.
  • 2007: collaborated with International Migration Institute (IMI) to hold the first African migration workshop in Accra, Ghana in September 2007. The workshop brought together African Migration researchers from both the Global north and south and helped to focus attention on the changing African migration landscape and the reciprocal links with economic and social transformation
  • 2007/2008-2010: The centre collaborated with the university of Oxford and other African Researchers in the Global South to undertake the African perspective on Human Mobility(APRM) research project. The APRM project was funded by the MacArthur Foundation and coordinated by Int. Migration Institute, (IMI). It involved 4 research teams based at different African University, including the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • 2008-2012: Together with partners in the Netherlands (Institute of Social Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen and MDF Training and Consultancy), the Centre undertook a programme that covered teaching, research and extension activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of the CMS to contribute to and influence the development of migration policies in Ghana. This activity was funded by NUFFIC for a period of 5 years (2008-2012).
  • 2008-2012: The Centre in collaboration with Institute of National D’Etudes Demographiques (INED) undertook the “Migration between Africa and Europe” (MAFE) project. The MAFE project recognizes that migration is not simply a one-way flow from Africa to Europe. Rather, return migration, circulation, and transnational actions are significant and need to be recognized in policy design.
  • 2009 – 2010: The Centre collaborated with the African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC), based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to implement a project that is aimed at building the capacity for the newly formed diaspora ministries in Africa. The ADPC aims to contribute to better development in Africa by providing a platform that enables African diaspora in Europe to pool their resources for the development of Africa.
  • 2010: The Centre was funded by the British High Commission to undertake a project entitled “Enhancing the Capacity of Civil Society Organisations and Stakeholders to address Issues of Irregular Migration and Sustainable Return Migration”. The project was aimed at working together with NGOs/CSOs to provide a more empirically founded understanding for the nature, scale, causes and evolution of irregular migration. 
  • 2010-2012: The Centre undertook a project on “Transnational Child-Raising Arrangement”. The project was part of the international, inter-university programme with the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands and funded by the Dutch agency for research, WOTRO/NWO. The project focuses on caregivers as well as on the children of migrants that they care for and investigates the strategies that caregivers employ to negotiate their rights vis-à-vis the migrant parent and how they act out their responsibilities to the migrant’s child.  
  • 2011 – 2012: The Centre and the Representation Council of Ghanaian Organizations in the Netherlands (Recogin) collaborated with partners namely Department of Human Geography, Radboud University (RU), Scalabrini Migration Centre (SMC) Philippines, Scalabrini International Migration Institute, Italy, The Dutch Consortium of Migrant Organizations (DCMO) and Cordaid (Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid), Netherlands to undertake the Transnational Synergy for Cooperation and Development (TRANSCODE II) Project. The TRANSCODE Project is aimed to enhance the discussion and understanding of the migration-development nexus by involving multiple stakeholders across transnational contexts including diaspora organizations in Europe to enhance development in their home countries.
  • 2012: The Centre developed a “National Migration Policy” for Ghana. It was undertaken in collaboration with the Migration Policy Sub-Committee of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee on Migration of the Migration Unit, Ministry of the Interior. The comprehensive policy on migration in Ghana is aimed at ensuring that the country maximizes its gains from migration while minimizing its costs.