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Omar N. Cham

PhD Researcher, Political Science


Omar N. Cham, originally from The Gambia, is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School. His PhD research focuses on the politics of return migration in The Gambia. He seeks to explore how migration cooperation between The Gambia and the EU evolved with transition to democracy in 2016. Omar holds a Master’s Degree in Social Policy and Social Services from Istanbul University, a Master’s Degree in Management from the VUB, and a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Development Studies from the University of The Gambia.

Research Expertise: EU-Africa (The Gambia) Migration Cooperation; Externalisation

Research Methodology: Qualitative Research


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels