AMADPOC has been commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to undertake a multi country project in Kenya and Ethiopia that aims to produce knowledge about how local policy-making on forced displacement issues can be better informed by localized knowledge and networks. The research project is also being undertaken in the Middle East (Lebanon and Jordan) where AMADPOC is collaborating with the Issam Faris Institute at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Carleton University's Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN).
This two year project (2020 - 2022) examines how diaspora populations establish different forms of political belonging orientated towards their homeland, their current place of residence, and across a wider transnational social field.
It investigates how practices of citizenship among emerging diasporas constitute political belonging, to the homeland but also the host land and the transnational social field. The University of Manchester leads the project in partnership with AMADPOC, the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) in Addis Ababa, and the Department of Anthropology, University of Khartoum.
The MIAG project is a multi-country comparative study of recent migration within and to, Africa looking at how different migrant groups operate in, and contribute to key sectors in four of Africa’s largest and fastest growing economies in partnership with leading research institutes: Centre of Migration Studies (Ghana), AMADPOC (Kenya), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and Network for Migration Research in Africa (Nigeria) coordinated by the Open University (UK).
AMADPOC was commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to undertake a county level migration mapping exercise with the aim of understanding and addressing the root causes of distress rural out-migration of youth, by creating additional and improved employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in agri-business along select local value chains and create linkages with the existing social protection programmes with a special focus on Kiambu County, a peri-urban area with a vibrant agriculture sector.
AMADPOC led a two-year project to produce evidence-based strategies for creating decent employment opportunities and supporting entrepreneurship in the face of the youth population boom Africa is experiencing. It focused on the way migration impacts youth employment, self-employment, and entrepreneurship in eastern and southern Africa.
AMADPOC was part of the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOoP/RPC) between 2011 and 2016. The Consortium was a multidisciplinary, multi-country partnership focused on the relationship between internal, regional and international migration and poverty. Funded by UK Aid, the MOoP was coordinated by the University of Sussex and collaborative research was undertaken with partners in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.