Migration in East Africa
Migration in East Africa, particularly in the Greater Horn of Africa, is driven by factors that include conflict, climate change and other human activities that facilitate the inception and perpetuation of migration. While migration has empowered some communities to grow out of poverty, there are those who have been unable to improve their situations and have remained poor.
AMADPOC is the research partner for the Migrating out of Poverty RPC covering East Africa. As the first centre of its kind in the region, AMADPOC focuses on the study of migration with the objective of providing evidence-based findings to support the development of policies that better manage the migration phenomenon.
Role of the Migrating out of Poverty RPC in East Africa
The RPC will address the drivers of migration in East Africa by carrying out research, both within national borders and across the region, that will better explain the varied responses to migration with a view to informing policy and providing a more balanced outlook.
The Migrating out of Poverty RPC programme will give AMADPOC and the Associate Partners in the region the opportunity to support and respond to regional and national policy discussions as we work together to help leverage migration for development.