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Online-Workshop "Saving and Being Safe Away from Home"

Workshop2022finalv2Bild Saving and Being Safe Away from Home

7-8 April 2022


The workshop is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and organized by the research project “On the saf(v)e side: informal economic associations and future aspirations in the Ethiopian diaspora”.


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7 April 2022


(discussant: Florian Mühlfried, Ilia State University)

1 pm "It's all about trust" - Informal savings associations in the Ethiopian diaspora in Israel - Kim Glück, Frobenius Institute Frankfurt

1.20 pm The Dynamics of Trust in Informal Money Transfer and Savings among the Ethiopian Diaspora: The Case of Ethiopian Migrants in Saudi Arabia - Kelemework Tafere, Frobenius Institute Frankfurt

1.40 pm Comments by the discussant, Q&A


(discussant: Erik Bähre, Leiden University)

3 pm Solidarity until the end – Insurance associations of Ethiopians in southern California – Sophia Thubauville, Frobenius Institute, Frankfurt

3.20 pm The Black Social Economy in Germany: A Study of ROSCAs (Equubs) of the Ethiopian Diaspora – Michael Emru, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

3.40 pm Comments by the discussant, Q&A

8 April 2022

Migration and the ‘good life’

(discussant: Valerio Simoni, Graduate Institute Geneva)

1 pm Informal Saving and Insurance Associations, Visions of a ‘Good Life’ and Migration: An Ongoing Preliminary Study in Hadiya, Southern Ethiopia - Debela Gindola, Hawassa University

1.20 pm Ethiopian Diaspora in South Africa: RoSCAS and Aspiration of the future among migrants - Elias Alemu, Jinka University

1.40 pm Equbs in Building a “Good Life” and a “Good Future” among diasporic Ethiopians in the US – Worku Nida, University of California at Riverside

2.00 pm Comments by the discussant, Q&A