[un]Certainity after return: Unpacking community expectations, familial geopolitics and [in]formal support for Cameroonian returnees

PhD student: Esseh Wanki Presca
Summary: Migration in Cameroon is often linked to specific expectations towards migrants, particularly with regard to sharing accumulated resources. This research explores how expectations are evaluated after return. More so, to understand how differences in post-return experiences are created, this research takes a holistic approach by considering the characteristics of the socio-cultural, economic and political context of Cameroon. This will be examined at four levels: (1) the expectations of the local community towards returnees, and (2) family perspectives towards return (3) Tactics in navigating the socio-cultural, economic and political uncertainties after return (4) the formal support structures available for returnees. In addition to increasing scientific knowledge, this study will lead to clear recommendations for policy and practice to facilitate reintegration processes.
PhD in Social Work
Promoter(s): Ine Lietaert, Ilse Derluyn (Department Of Social Work And Social Pedagogy, Ghent University)
Periode of time: October 2018 - March 2022