Thabani is a doctoral student in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex who first joined Migrating out of Poverty in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. He worked directly on organising the 2017 Migration out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy Conference. Since then, he has been intermittently involved with the consortium as a research assistant, working on evaluation of the project.
"The experience of working with Migrating out of Poverty has thoroughly enriched my PhD research. I gained a lot of insights on inter-African migration, particularly on migration brokerage among other things.
The experience also added to my understanding of the various types of collaborative efforts that governments have, and are making, to ensure movement of people is safe, in addition to the response from the international community. More so, I gained invaluable contacts who have strongly contributed to my research, together with access to a wide variety of publications that I have referred to as part of my own writing."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.
Thank you for all your hard work with the Migrating out of Poverty programme, Thabani!