NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP: Migration, Urbanisation & Conflict in Africa Research Project
The Migration, Urbanisation and Conflict in Africa (MUCA) Research Project is supported by the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The project has been awarded approximately £2 million for a period of three years (2021–2023). The general objective of the project is to explore the migration-urbanization-conflict nexus in nine African cities in Uganda, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The cities covered by the research are: Kampala, Kasese and Gulu in Uganda; Addis Ababa, Hawassa and Jigjiga in Ethiopia; and Lagos, Lokoja and Jos in Nigeria.
The National Stakeholders Workshop, which will be conducted in Addis Ababa at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, will convene key stakeholders of the MUCA Research Project. The workshop participants, inter alia, will include representatives of governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and higher education and research institutions in Addis Ababa, Hawassa and Jigjiga.
The workshop will serve as a platform to help participants form and deepen their understanding of the MUCA Research Project, as well as facilitate relevant discussions in regards the project and address key questions. Moreover, the workshop will facilitate the formation of focus groups for Addis Ababa, Hawassa and Jigjiga, which will help to address key research questions. Some of the questions that will be addressed will focus on urban conflicts, drivers of urban conflict, the integration of migrants into the social and economic activities of cities, and more.