[panel discussion] The global refugee regime and international protection in Africa: out of step and out of time?
Watch or listen or read the transcript from our panel discussion exploring international protection in Africa. The panel formed part of the PROTECT Mid-term conference, held online in August 2021. Kudakwashe Vanyoro, ACMS, University of the Witwatersrand: ‘Now That Mugabe is Gone You Are Free’ – Temporalised Governance of Vulnerability, Migration and Im/mobilities at the… Continue reading [panel discussion] The global refugee regime and international protection in Africa: out of step and out of time?
I spoke to SAfm about the importance of including undocumented migrants in South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.
I’m an Associate Professor and Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where I teach and supervise postgraduate students, and undertake research on a range of issues related to migration and health. I am also Director of the African Universities Research Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Migration & Mobility and Vice-Chair of the global Migration Health & Development Research Initiative (MHADRI).
I coordinate the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) and co-lead the Researching Migration and Coronavirus in Southern Africa (MiCoSA) programme.
My research is concerned with the two politically – and publicly – unpopular issues of migration and health. As a result, they’re issues that are urgently in need of improved policy and programmatic responses.
As a public health researcher with a commitment to social justice, my research explores ways to generate and communicate knowledge to improve responses to migration, health and wellbeing. Fundamental to my research practice is participation in a range of policy processes at international, regional, national and local levels. This includes exploring approaches to address epistemic injustice in the development of appropriate policy responses.