Migrating out of Poverty

Exploring the links between migration and poverty through research, capacity building and policy engagement

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Our partners in Africa are:

The African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • Director - Loren Landau
  • Gender and Generation lead - Vupenyu Dzingirai
  • Income and Remittances lead - Kefasi Nyikahadzoi
  • Communications and Research Uptake officer - Kuda Vanyoro

The Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana

  • Director and Migration Industry lead - Mariama Awumbila
  • Gender and Generation lead - Akosua K. Darkwah
  • Income and Remittances lead - Joseph K. Teye
  • Communications and Research Uptake officer - Abdul Rauf Zanya Salifu

The Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia

L'université Assane Seck Ziguinchor, Senegal

  • Migration Industry lead - Doudou Gueye
  • Gender and Generation lead - Benoît Tine
  • Communications and Research Uptake officer - Henri-Pierre Koubaka

Migrating out of Poverty is coordinated out of the University of Sussex in the UK.

Read about our research strands and our theme leaders here.

  • Research Director and Migration Industry lead - Priya Deshingkar
  • Theme Leader for Quantitative Research and Income and Remittances lead - Julie Litchfield
  • Theme Leader for Gender Mainstreaming and Qualitative Research and Gender and Generation lead - Dorte Thorsen

Executive Board


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