Last month a six-member delegation from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom led by their new Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Tickell paid a visit to the University of Ghana. The one week visit was aimed at reviewing their existing partnerships with various units of the university and to explore new collaborations.
The Sussex team - which included Linda Waldman (Institute of Development Studies), Peter Newell (Professor of International Relations and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for the School of Global Studies) and Peter Boddy (International Partnerships Officer) - visited the Centre for Migration Studies. Their aim was to learn about Migrating out of Poverty activities in Ghana and to discuss how to develop further collaboration.
The Director of the Centre, Dr Delali Badasu presented their mission, vision and objectives and also highlighted the contributions the Centre had made in influencing policy formulation in Ghana and neighbouring countries.
The Migrating out of Poverty Ghana Director, Professor Mariama Awumbila, who is also the founding Director of the Centre for Migration Studies, gave an overview of various research activities undertaken by the Centre and highlighted some of the key findings from the research. She explained how the research had influenced national migration policies both in Ghana and the West Africa sub-region.
The Sussex team commended the Migrating out of Poverty research team on their contributions to influence the migration research agenda in Ghana and particularly on efforts to ensure research uptake by various stakeholders.