Episode 4: Migration and Displacement in African Cities

Researchers Rebecca Enobong Roberts, Taibat Lawanson and Constant Cap draw attention to gaps in knowledge, policy and planning when it comes to migrants and internally displaced persons in African cities. Comparing and contrasting the challenges faced by migrants in East and West African contexts, they map pathways toward more effective urban migration governance that draw on the often informal strategies and preferences of urban dwellers themselves.

Speaker Bios

Constant Cap is an urban planner and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Rebecca Enobong Roberts is a PhD candidate at the Technische Universität Berlin's Habitat Unit.

Taibat Lawanson is a Professor of Urban Management and Governance at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

This episode is part of the series:

Exploring the Politics of Migration through Ideas is a podcast series that examines the past, present, and possible futures of migration within and from the African continent. It seeks to forge a new discussion around African migration in Europe and the West, but also within Africa itself: one that foregrounds African knowledge, lived experience, and political thought towards a humane and socially just order of mobility. Hosted by African Arguments and the Heinrich Boll Foundation’s African Migration Hub.