The African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) is an independent think tank established in 2008 by the world renowned migration and population studies expert, the late Professor John Oyaro Oucho (1943 - 2017). His 40 year career in the field of migration identified gaps in knowledge and the need for national expertise in the field of African migration. AMADPOC was developed as a pioneer institution conducting and streamlining policy-oriented research, training and capacity building and facilitating policy dialogue events on various topical issues on migration and their interrelationship with the development within sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. AMADPOC's activities focus on the migration-development nexus within SSA countries’ relations with the North and the rest of the South, understanding the mixed migration patterns in SSA countries and informing policy processes using research among others. AMADPOC aims to create a platform for national and diaspora experts contributing to development through their knowledge, network and engagement with various stakeholders.
To spearhead research on issues of migration-development nexus, boosting the capacity of African countries and development partners in the corridors of national governments, inter-governmental cooperation and research institutions, collaborating with national governments, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the private sector, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the civil society.
Recognition of the role and interplay of both migration and development policies; inter-ethnic relations and other spheres of national and international development, intra-regional harmony and interdependence within a globalising world in which diversity requires viable South-North and South-South partnership.
A team of global academics, friends, peers, students and migration scholars are putting together a book to honour the work of the late Professor John Oyaro Oucho (1943-2017) intellectual discourse on the impact of migration on national and international development.