Socio-economic impact of migration on deepening regional integration in Africa: transformation prospects and alternatives in Africa Agenda 2063 phase

Godfrey Chikowore, Nhavira John Gondwe, John Max Chinyanganya, Manasa Sibanda, Patience Chikowore


Regions, nations and communities are differently endowed with resources and capabilities. Inherently, these differences replicate how some regions, nations, communities and even households either add value or derive value from their surroundings; other communities; nations; regions and continents within a global setting. Certainly, the time and magnitude of value added or extracted is more dependent on the types of dispensation and how they are managed.  The more competently the dispensation is managed, the more the value the subjects gain as more good gates open locally, regionally, continentally and globally on one hand. On the other hand, the more anarchic and incompetent a dispensation is managed, the more diminishing the value; and even greater risks of losing what earlier possessions. For instance, this would mean massive closure of good gates in other households, nations, regions, continents and the globe. Shutting of gates commensurately creates migration flows towards regions where good gates are open. Regions where migrants originate en masse experience negative net migration. Receiving regions experience positive net migration because of the historical variations in the socioeconomic cultural, political scientific and technological scores they registered in life.  This study seeks to understand the effect of migration of deepening regional integration in Africa on the strength of opportunities afforded by Africa Agenda 2063 within a global context. This is currently running on an all - embracing Agenda 2030. Informed by theory of socioeconomic culture, migration, integration and transformation, the study employs descriptive and comparative data analysis, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and transformative modelling. As a theoretical argument, the study is informed by thematically relevant works of  Sall (2000); Pope Francis (2018); (2017); Jones and  Casjen (2017); Kaulemu (2011); Houdret  (2017);  Harnish (2017); Saunders and  Dzinesa (2012).  Kanyenze Godfrey and Kondo (2011), Population Reference Bureau (2016); Kegley Charles (2011); Blanton Shannon (2011) and UNESCO (2015). Other key questions discussed include: Africa Agenda 2063 and development co-operation programmes, and factors behind migration. The study brings in novelism on elimination of dispensational rigidities that have greatly cost Africa in socioeconomic cultural, political and scientific and technological terms from the first post-colonial decade to date. Finally, the study’s researchers recommend a complementary migration model where developed and developing nations operate in a mode of reciprocity and receptiveness, with a sense of obligation for the common good.


Integration, Transformation, Statesmanship, Migration, Inhuman rigidities, New generation African leaders, Complementarit

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