Over the course of the last 10 years, the Migrating out of Poverty consortium has drawn on the enthusiasm and expertise of many people across the globe. This blog series focuses on the people behind the research, who have kindly shared personal reflections and learning from their experience of working with the consortium.
Emmanuel was Communications and Research Uptake Officer at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana from 2014 to 2019 during which time he completed a Master of Philosophy in Economics at the University of Ghana. He is now studying for a PhD in Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
“Migrating out of Poverty has made me develop a keen interest in migration research. That led me to write my master’s thesis on remittances. Consequently, I went ahead to take up a PhD in Economics with my research focus on Migration, climate change and wellbeing.The Migrating out of Poverty programme has been a true team effort, and we appreciate the role each individual has played in producing and disseminating the research.
From my time working on Migrating out of Poverty I am most proud of the opportunity I had to sit and dialogue with partners from other backgrounds in different countries without any form of discrimination and supremacy exerted. This meant a lot to me”
Thank you for all your hard work with the Migrating out of Poverty programme, Emmanuel!