MiFOOD Co-hosts the International Symposium on Migration and Mobilities with University of the Western Cape and the Migration and Mobilities Interdisciplinary Collective in Africa (MMICA)
MiFOOD co-hosts the International Symposium on Migration and Mobilities with University of the Western Cape and the Migration and Mobilities Interdisciplinary Collective in Africa (MMICA) from October 12th to 13th, 2023. The Symposium responds to the evolving need to examine mobilities on various scales, through collaborative local and global partnerships and interdisciplinary approaches. The symposium thematically covers issues including the social inclusion of vulnerable refugees and migrants, food security of migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic, everyday mobilities in cities, and innovation in research for societal impact. The aim of the symposium is to discuss these contemporary issues and engage with academic researchers, international and governmental organisations, policy makers, and community and civil society groups, offering perspectives from Africa and globally.
The symposium hosts MiFOOD sessions on “Cities of Contagion: Migration, Food Insecurity, and COVID-19 in Comparative Perspective.” The symposium also presents ongoing research with other projects including: The “Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity and Hospitality and Global Perspective” project, the “Engaged Scholarship and Narratives of Change in Comparative Perspective” project, and “Investigating young men’s experiences of walking to the ‘bus’ in low-income neighbourhoods of Cape Town and London: A comparative study built round a community peer research methodology.”
The MiFOOD team collectively makes 24 presentations conducted in 14 countries in six panels. It greatly facilitates the dissemination of new knowledge, the sharing of new research ideas and the planning of future activities among diverse team members and beyond.