African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS) will hold the 47th ASC Seminar on December 19, 2019. This is jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies and African Weeks 2019 Commitee. The speaker is Dr. Teshome Emana, our visiting professor.
In the seminar, Dr. Teshome will present a result of his reseach he has conducted in two districts in Ethiopia to figure out challenges and opportunities for rural youth land access, employment, and migration. Then, he will suggest possible ways for understanding the relationship between land and youth internal migration.
◆Title: Land and Youth Migration in Africa: the Case of Two Districts from the Highlands of Ethiopia
◆Speaker: Dr. Teshome Emana
(Visiting Professor, African Studies Center - TUFS /Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University)
◆Abstract: This paper presents the results of a short-term research project conducted in 2018/2019 on challenges and opportunities for rural youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa to inform policy and programs. It is mainly based on qualitative data secured from two districts, Kuyu and Bora from the highlands of Oromia National Regional State of Ethiopia. The districts were purposefully selected in that one represents the first represents agricultural cold spot areas while the second represents hotspot areas in the rift Valley. By drawing on local case studies in these two districts in Ethiopia, this study aims to shed light on the daily lives, means of access to land, patterns and destinations of youth internal migrants, their networks to access land in both the place of origin and destination , and their aspirations, preferences, and challenges they encounter to realize this. Finally I suggest possible ways to make the relationship between land and youth internal migration better understood by policy makers and designers of intervention programs. In this way, the paper has put a light on the potential opportunities that the youth have and challenges they face in the study areas.
◆Keywords: Bora, Ethiopia, Kuyu, migration, land, youth
◆Date & Time: Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:40 - 7:10 pm
◆Venue: Room 104, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
◆No pre-registration is needed.
◆Jointly organized by African Studies Center - TUFS, Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies, and African Weeks 2019 Committee