Live-Stream of Keynote Speeches by Nunu Kidane on 23 May 2019 and Prof. Loren Landau on 24 May 2019


You are cordially invited to watch two livestreams of the keynote speeches of Nunu Kidane on Diaspora and Development Reconsidered and of Prof. Loren Landau on Temporality, Informality, and Translocality in Governing Africa’s Urban Archipelago which will be held in the context of the conference ‚Migration, Mobility and Forced Displacement’ at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Accra.

These events will be live-streamed on Youtube.


Speaker: Nunu Kidane

Topic: Diaspora and Development Reconsidered

Chair: Stefan Rother

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019.

Time: 9:30 a.m. GMT

Venue: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER).

Nunu Kidane is the Director of Priority Africa Network, (PAN) an organization based in the San Francisco/Bay Area California in the US.  For over three decades, Nunu worked on issues of global policy as relates to historic, political and social developments in Africa.  She’s written on militarism, migration, social, economic and racial justice matters, dealing with the US and the Africa region.  In January 2012, Nunu was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her work with the African diaspora.  She is founding member of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants Rights (PANiDMR).  Under a-PAN sponsored project, she is editor of Africa Moves initiative, a Pan African Migration Platform, a clearing house of information for African civil society organizations, including the diaspora.  In 2017, the largest regional civil society-mobilizing organization “Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity” recognized Nunu as an official Ambassador for her work leading and representing civil society organizations globally. Nunu has been the voice for enhanced transnational dialogue on immigration, globalization, race, culture and identity. She is a graduate of the University of California in Berkeley and makes her home between Berkeley California and Addis Ababa Ethiopia.



Speaker: Loren B. Landau

Topic: Temporality, Informality, and Translocality in Governing Africa’s Urban Archipelago

Chair: Leander Kandilige

Date: Friday, 24 May 2019.

Time: 9:00 a.m. GMT

Venue: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)

Prof. Loren Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference based at the University of the Witwatersrand’s African Centre for Migration & Society. He has previously held visiting and faculty positions at Princeton and Georgetown Universities and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A publically engaged scholar, his interdisciplinary work explores human mobility, community, and transformations in the spatial and temporal bases of political authority. Publications include, The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press); Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration, and Belonging (Palgrave); I Want to Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis (Wits Press); Contemporary Migration to South Africa (World Bank); and Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press). He holds an MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley).