Migration has been part of human history for thousands of years with proven positive effects. Nevertheless, in some parts of German and European societies, migration is increasingly perceived and portrayed as not beneficial. This policy paper provides an African perspective on migration highlighting the links between a growing population, the lack of economic prospects and the future of job markets.
In their contribution to the paper, experts from the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), Dr Eliya Zulu, Executive Director, and Dr Bernard Onyango, Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst explain how the growing youth bulge can turn into a success story for Africa. This is in chapter three titled ‘Harnessing the demographic dividend to exploit Africa’s biggest resource’.