SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

Category: Discussion

AHMR Call for papers for the special issue of December 2020


Apr 21, 2020
Categories: Discussion

In 2020, we are proud to be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the University of the Western Cape. For the past six decades, the University of the Western Cape opened up education for all. During this landmark anniversary, we are also celebrating the partnership and joint ownership the African Human Mobility Review (AHMR) with the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA). This Special Issue aims to provide an updated, multidisciplinary and evidence-based cutting edge...

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The Upcoming Technical Workshop to Review the Draft AU Training curriculum on Migration Governance


Jul 09, 2019
Categories: Discussion

As a representative of SIHMA, Father Filippo Ferraro will travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a meeting of the African Union on techniques regarding and the future of migration governance. The event will take place from 17 July to 19 July and will feature a technical workshop with countless opportunities for experts in the field of African migration to share their knowledge while simultaneously learning from other conference-goers.The workshop is designed to promote growth in migration governance...

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Celebrating 25 Years in Cape Town


Jul 02, 2019
Categories: Discussion

The Scalabrini Fathers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of their mission in Cape Town with a luncheon on Wednesday, 26 June. The event commemorated the hard work of the staff, volunteers, and trustees of the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, SIHMA, and Lawrence House whose combined efforts have ensured that migrants to South Africa are treated with dignity and empathy, qualities emphasized by the endeavors of John Baptist Scalabrini.Father Filippo Ferraro, executive director of...

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Migrants and Families in the Vision and Magisterium of Pope Francis


Jun 18, 2019
Categories: Discussion

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Scalabrini Fathers’ arrival in Cape Town, SIHMA organized a study meeting for all priests in the archdiocese to discuss human mobility within the lense of Catholic ministry.  The event showcased two Italian speakers, Fr. Francesco Pesce, the Director of Centre for the Family in Treviso, and Fr. Aldo Skoda, CS, Dean of Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI) in Urbaniana Pontifical University in Rome.  Archbishop Stephen Brislin was also in attendance.Fr. Francesco...

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My Experience as a Scalabrini Intern


Jun 04, 2019
Categories: Discussion

My name is Emma Dionne.  I am from Rhode Island, USA.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology in 2017 from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. I’ve worked in the legal field the past two years. I came to Cape Town to gain an international perspective before furthering my education. I volunteered at the Scalabrini Study Centre in Cape Town from April to June 2019.   On any given day, Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town is...

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An Inside Look at the Palabek Refugee Settlement


May 16, 2019
Categories: Discussion

Palabek Refugee Settlement, located in northern Uganda, is home to approximately 36,000 South Sudanese refugees. South Sudan was plagued by civil war in 2013 and conflict still remains in the region. In February of 2019, Father Filippo Ferraro, Executive Director of SIHMA, had the opportunity to visit the settlement and conduct two interviews in order to gain a greater perspective of the reality of these refugees’ ongoing situation. The first interview...

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