The AAMR is committed to strengthening African migration scholarship at all levels (individual, institutional, national, regional and continental). To achieve this, the AAMR will host a series of virtual institutes targeting a small group of committed Early Career Researchers (ERCs) who will meet for 3 hours a week for 3 weeks to participate in a variety of activities centred around professional development and critical engagement with various thematic issues. The key objectives of the institutes which feed into the broader aims of the AAMR include;
1. To facilitate peer-learning through interactive engagements between participants from different research contexts
2. To build capacity of participants (for example, by having senior scholars’ mentor emerging researchers
3. To produce (popular) publications that can be shared on the AAMR’s learning and resource platform.
o Migration and health (November 2021)
o Knowledge politics and production (November 2021)
o African Urbanism (TBC)
o Social cohesion, xenophobia (TBC)
o plus professional development component (TBC)
Institutes will run over three weeks as short, intensive output-based ‘master class’ engagements as outlined:
o Week 1: 2x 1.5 hour sessions over 1 day
o Week 2: 2 x 1.5 hour sessions over 1 day
o Week 3: 2x 1.5 hour sessions – Group work presentations
Each institute will be delivered as a mix of asynchronous individual learning, group work and facilitated discussions
All learning materials produced for the institutes will be under Creative Commons licence so that they can be used in other contexts and made available on the online resource hub.