Migration in Sudan: New directions in changing times

On 20 October 2021, Bergen Global hosted a seminar exploring new directions in migration policies in Sudan.

In this seminar, speakers addressed the increasing pressures for Sudan to both take in refugees, such as Ethiopians from Tigray, and prevent onwards migration through national policies such as work permits and business restrictions, EU-driven policies, and other multilateral incentives such as the Khartoum Process.

Speakers included:

  • Prof. Munzoul Assal is a Professor of Social Anthropology and Dean of Scientific Research at the Univ. of Khartoum. He has been a long-standing researcher on refugees, migration and border issues in Sudan.
  • Mr. Adam Babekir an administrative researcher in Center for Refugees, Migration & Development Studies, University of Gedaref. He researches issues dealing with Sudan and Ethiopia borders.
  • Salam Kanhoush is a student and activist in Kassala. He is a Syrian refugee and has been an active contributing member to both his diaspora and local community. He’s a One Young World Ambassador and change agent at Orange Corners and a TEDx speaker.

The discussion was moderated by Sarah A Tobin, Research Professor at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), and a leading researcher on migration and refugees in the Middle East.

You can view a recording of the discussion here.

For more information about this event, visit Bergen Global.