The leaders of the EU and the African Union (AU) and their respective member states will meet for the Sixth European Union - African Union summit in Brussels on 17 and 18 February 2022. The Summit will present a unique opportunity to lay the foundations for a renewed and deeper AU-EU partnership based on the outcomes of the second AU-EU Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021. The Kigali Declaration reaffirmed the relevance of Migration and Mobility as one of the five key areas identified for partnership. The Summit is expected to deliberate on the Joint Framework for Continent-to-Continent Migration and Mobility Dialogue (C2CMMD), with the aim of further structuring cooperation on migration and mobility, whilst at the same time taking forward cooperation on common priorities: protecting those in need; remittances; diaspora investment; irregular migration; trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants; return, readmission and reintegration; and sharing experiences and best practices. This webinar aims to discuss the key issues and policy determinants on migration and mobility that the Summit needs to consider in its deliberations.
The Migration and Inclusive African Growth (MIAG) Consortium was inspired by the wave of economic dynamism sweeping Africa and the challenge it presented for how to avoid elite-based, resource-driven growth so as to open opportunities for all in society. The idea of fairer distribution extends beyond just monetary gains to non-monetary aspects, such as improved access to social provision and welfare, infrastructure, services and strengthened and accountable political institutions. The MIAG team hosted a three-part webinar series to debate and discuss these ideas around inclusive growth , diasporic entrepreneurship and migration governance. The webinar series shared some emerging findings from our four-country study (Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria), and the implications they hold for migration and growth policy in Africa.
The AFFORD and the Chatham House collaborated on the African Diaspora and Development Day with a high level dialogue panel from the OECD, AMADPOC, the African Center for Economic Transformation and the (ILO) to discuss the policy context for labour and skills mobility within and outside Africa. The discussion focused on the role of labour mobility in efforts to operationalize the GCM, and priorities for designing mobility structures that provide mutually beneficial solutions for African migrants, their countries of origin, and countries.
The sixth webinar in the LERRN–IDRC Webinar Series on Forced Displacement focuses on localized knowledge ecosystems. The webinar will showcase phase one results of the IDRC- LERRN project on Localized Knowledge Ecosystem in East Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on findings from Kenya and Ethiopia in East Africa and Lebanon and Jordan in the Middle East, the webinar will shed light on how localized knowledge ecosystems consisting of diverse actors and networks collaborate to produce, translate, and mobilize knowledge to influence forced displacement policy and practice. It will consider the impact these ecosystems have had in shaping protection and assistance for refugees in camps and urban contexts.
In May 2021, a virtual global event co-organized by USA for IOM, USA for UNHCR, and the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) focused on the World Migration and Displacement Symposium: Data, Disinformation and Human Mobility. The event featured high level speakers from three organizations, as well as guests from the industry, NGOs, and academia whom contributed to the conversation on the themes of disinformation, vulnerable populations, and COVID-19. AMADPOC provided perspectives on the impact of the pandemic on migration focusing on the changes in remittance behaviour within the context of Kenya.
The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) hosted a webinar to discuss the recommendations brought forth by the Honourable Bob Rae’s report on Canada’s role in mobilizing a global response to the enormous global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the specific challenges faced by the international refugee system. The webinar drew on the perspective and experience of partners, including AMADPOC, who are on the cutting-edge of these responses to discuss the significance of the report’s recommendation and how we can move from idea to implementation and mobilize a global response.
This event, on the sidelines of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) will bring together experts focused on up-skilling and moving African youth. It will attempt to answer several questions. Why, how, and where do young people in Africa want to move? What skills, experience, and income gains will they acquire by moving abroad? What contributions will they make to their countries of origin and their countries of destination? And how can major countries of destination open legal migration pathways to allow them to migrate safely, regularly and orderly, maximizing the potential of migration? AMADPOC's intervention focused on the results of the YEMESA study to showcase the nexus between youth-employment-migraiton.
The International Metropolis Conference 2019 theme focused on The Promise of Migration: Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation. It set out to increase Canadian visibility and demonstrate leadership on migration issues as well as discuss effective global cooperation, strengthen relationships with international organizations and migration practitioners. Departmental priorities included shaping the agenda to reflect Canada’s migration-related policy priorities and create new ties with academics and government officials. where AMADPOC's intervention focused on the realities of South South Migration where she presented a different lens on migration in selected African Countries.