Formation Introduction

Teaching and training are essential for ensuring migrants access to and knowledge about their rights and ensuring their dignity.  SIHMA’s mission is to ‘conduct and disseminate research that contributes to the understanding of human mobility and informs policies that ensure the rights and dignity of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Africa.’ In the implementation of this mission, and particularly dissemination, SIHMA has focused on sharing information on migration through a series of seminars, workshops and training sessions. Recent training includes developing a curriculum for a course on Migration and Development at the University of the Western Cape and holding a series of workshops on Migration in partnership with the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference including during in July and October 2019.

SIHMA is expanding its training programme and drawing on its experience together with its research outputs, including the AHMR journal publications, in the hope of delivering the best and most up to date training and seminars on pertinent migration topics.  Training topics include exploring effective refugee protection, refugee status determination and recent changes in legislation, migrant children’s rights, migrants’ labour rights, access to health care and mental health rights and education rights. The proposed training schedule for 2020 is setout under the Training Programme.  

In addition to these and other topics that SIHMA is developing, and providing training on, SIHMA is interested in ensuring that training is targeted in accordance with training demand. Hence, subject to the area of training being in line with SIHMAs objectives and with in our expertise, we invite you or any government department or organisation or community that would like to receive training in a particular area to please contact admin@sihma.org.za and training may be facilitated accordingly.

Looking forward to engaging through training in 2020 and the years to come!