The second African Migration Summit will have Associate Professor Fadhel Kaboub from the Denison University, Ohio, United States of America as the guest speaker.
A statement from the President, Journalists International Forum For Migration, Dr Ajibola Abayomi, said, Tunisian-American and President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, Kaboub, would deliver a presentation titled, ‘Are we prepared for mass climate migration: A coherent framework for resilient and justice’.
Themed climatic change, migration and Africa’s future, the summit would also be chaired by Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Diaspora Matters, Honourable Tolulope Akande-Sadipe.
The summit would feature top government officials, migration institutions and advocates, professionals, journalists with other stakeholders across Africa and beyond.
Abayomi said, “Africa must further wake up to the reality of migration dynamics and organise its structures and people in order to reap the benefits of human mobility and prepare for the 2030 anticipated climate migration that would displace about 2016 million people across the globe according to the World Bank report.
“We must position the continent to dialogue and seek justice where necessary from the global north nations whose activities have been affecting the ozone layers in this part of the world. There must be focus on decent work negotiation to de-market human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. The victims are being deceived with push and pull factors from Africa.
“This continent has potential to be the greatest, to achieve that, we must set the ultimate target to improve and control the global production and economic chains.”