The EU is insistent on combatting ‘root causes’ of migration. Yet this has led it to overlook other reasons for human mobility. Niels Keijzer and Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood argue these include the threatened livelihoods of coastal communities in the Gulf of Guinea
Senior Researcher, German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Bonn
Niels is based at IDOS' research programme on Inter- and Transnational Cooperation, where he co-leads on the European Union’s development and foreign policy, while representing IDOS in the European Think Tanks Group.
He holds a PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen based on a doctoral dissertation on the European Union’s development policy.
His research and advisory work focuses on European development cooperation, EU-Africa relations, aid and development effectiveness, and policy coherence for development.