Established in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014, the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) conducts research that contributes to the development of informed policies and promotes the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees in Africa. Besides the research focus, SIHMA houses a growing collection of printed books on migration related-issues for public research and organises events and conferences on human mobility in Africa.
An Africa where the human rights of people on the move are ensured and their dignity is promoted.
To conduct and disseminate research that contributes to the understanding of human mobility and informs policies that ensure the rights and dignity of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Africa.
SIHMA promotes and strengthens the rights and integration of migrants and refugees in South Africa, through scientific research, publishing reports, raising awareness, and advocating for legislative and policy reform and its proper implementation.
We disseminate our findings through our journal, social media, events, conferences and our website.
In general, the tasks will depend on previous knowledge, skills and personal interests.
If possible, we will try to create a small project, such as a specific research project. We aim to make the volunteer placement a fruitful exchange, both for SIHMA and for your skill set and development.