Omar N. Cham is a PhD Researcher in the Migration, Diversity and Justice research cluster at the Brussels School of Governance. His PhD research broadly focuses on the politics of migration governance in the Gambia. Firstly, he explores how migration cooperation between The Gambia and the EU evolved since Gambia’s transition to democracy in 2016. Secondly, he also examines the impact of EU-funded migration information campaigns on the attitudes and decisions of potential migrants in The Gambia. 

Omar holds a master’s degree in Social Policy and Social Services from Istanbul University, a second master’s Degree in Management from the VUB, and a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Development Studies from the University of The Gambia. His research interests include EU-Africa migration cooperation and externalization policies.

Projects

BRIDGES: Assessing the production and impact of migration narratives

Period March 2021 - February 2024
Funded By

European Commission - Horizon 2020

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