The Mobility Governance Lab (MGL) explores the governance of mobility at multiple scales across the global south. It is an autonomous, critical space working to realise principles of innovation, independence, and equitable partnership. Through collaborative research, it offers original insight and perspectives to scholars, civil society, and practitioners while fostering the next generation of engaged researchers from Africa and beyond.
Initially concentrating on multiple mobilities within and from Africa, the MGL works through a series of inter-connected research and pedagogical themes relevant to the movements across ‘the global south’. It positions human mobility as a heuristic providing insights into practical workings and transformations of regulatory and governance systems. Speaking to contemporary policy, advocacy, and academic concerns, it supports the next generation of scholars and scholarship considering the socio-politics of human mobility. By attracting research support, through creative engagements at multiple locations and scales, and by facilitating dialogue across global and professional hierarchies, it amplifies these findings and insights in the support of civil society, scholarly, and public policy formation.