AU Watch

Courses, Webinars and Conferences

We are developing courses, webinars and conferences that provide new knowledge and tools for people who work with refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and stateless people. Some of the courses we are developing are for primary schools and colleges. We are of the view that if Africa is to address the almost permanent circle of conflicts and its attendant refugee flows.

Don’t you think something is not quite right that our schools and colleges don’t offer courses on mass migration and refugee studies? Our courses help young people challenge assumptions about migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and to develop mutual respect, empathy and understanding.

Explore our Free Teaching Resources on Refugees and migration 

Get primary and secondary school teaching ideas about:
• What do you know about the 1951 Refugee convention?
• Understanding the African Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa
• Understanding how the African Union protects refugees
• What causes people to leave their homes and what their experiences are like
• Who is an asylum seeker, migrant and refugee?
• What makes us who we are and how we can understand and celebrate our differences.

We are also able to design bespoke courses for organisations and schools teaching refugee studies. Please make contact, if you want tailor-made courses.

An Emphasis on Girls

Join us in calling for more opportunities for displaced women and girls to pursue their education and become integrated members in their communities.
Women represent half of Africa’s displaced population. When forced to leave their homes, they are particularly vulnerable to unique risks, including trafficking, gender-based sexual and physical violence, and heightened discrimination. With a safe space to heal, learn, and unlock their potential, they can rediscover hope and rebuild a sustainable life for themselves and their families.
Yet, displaced women and girls often have very limited opportunities to prosper.
Socio-cultural traditions and reinforced gender roles, along with practices such as child marriage and early pregnancy, perpetuate the challenges that they face in furthering their education and improve their livelihoods. Their transition from one education cycle to the next is often interrupted, with high dropout rates that are not seen amongst boys.