African Migration and Development Policy Centre

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Summary / Introduction

Founded in 2008, AMADPOC consider itself 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 development in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.”

Description

AMADPOC exists to spearhead research on issues of migration-development nexus which results in the boosting of 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.

Comment

Migration – whether forced or planned – has a direct impact on the development of nations across Africa. While some of the factors fanning migration are linked to systemic corruption, bad governance, wars, ethnic conflict, others are linked to the depletion of natural resources. Hence, this institute provides training that equips African states

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