Return in context: The impact of community members' expectations on reintegration processeses of returned migrants in Cameroon

PhD student: Presca Esseh Wanki
Summary: In Cameroon, migration is coupled with specific expectations from the community, in particular related to sharing resources. This research takes a step further by exploring how these perspectives of community members impact reintegration processes of returned migrants, in relation to existing support structures. More so, this will be addressed at two levels: (1) local community’s expectations towards returnees, and (2) the formal support structures available upon return for returnees.In summary, the central research objectives of this doctoral research project are to unveil the various ways in which community expectations towards returnees and available formal support structures towards returnees influence their lives after return in Cameroon. Next to increasing our scientific knowledge, clear-cut recommendations for both policy and practice will be formulated to enhance returnees’ 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