Kwaku Arhin-Sam


Migration Governance, Africa

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Main research interests

  • Migration governance
  • Diaspora and return migration
  • Migrants integration and reintegration politics
  • Belonging and identity politics
  • Development intervention
  • Policy analysis

Kwaku Arhin-Sam is a senior consultant and Director at the Friedensau Institute for Evaluation at the Friedensau Adventist University. His research interests include migration governance, diaspora and return migration, migrants integration and reintegration politics, belonging and identity politics, and development intervention and policy analysis. Kwaku received his doctorate in development sociology from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) – Jacobs University/Bremen University. He is also a research associate at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute at the University of Freiburg and the founder of the Centre for Return and i-Migration in Ghana.  

Within the framework of MEDAM, Kwaku was part of the WAMiG project (The Political Economy of West African Migration Governance), which was conducted by the ABI. WAMiG analyses the political dimension of migration governance and highlights the interests, stakes, and stakeholders in West Africa. Kwaku worked on Nigeria’s migration governance and carried out fieldwork in Nigeria from March to April 2019.