Beyond the Present: Migration Governance for Regions and Inclusive Development
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CitationNshimbi, Christopher Changwe. Moyo, Inocent. Laine, Jussi P. (2020). Beyond the Present: Migration Governance for Regions and Inclusive Development. Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development: Africa-Europe Relations in a Changing Global Order, 273-280. 10.1007/978-981-15-2478-3_12.
The historical continuities around migration suggest that it not only is a potent force and phenomenon but also has the capacity to transform societies. Africa-Euro migrations point to the need to move beyond a narrow, misinformed populist narrative of a flood of African refugees and migrants flowing into Europe. Further, intra-Africa migration, which is characterised by, among others, cross-border informality, continues to be marginalised, so are other so-called informal actors. Indeed, migration continues to stir a xenophobic backlash in many African countries, which places migrants from within Africa in a limbo. This indeed calls for proactive and robust social protection mechanisms at the level of regional economic communities. These narratives, which this volume has examined, point to the need for effective migration governance, which will lead to better regions and inclusive development.