This department conducts training workshops, seminars and short-term courses on migration- development nexus, including the transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also liaises with educational institutions in SSA and GHA on post-graduate training in migration-development nexus.
This DfID project, for which the University of Sussex commissioned AMADPOC to assist, focused on cash transfer systems and their role in facilitating, or not, migration as an adaptive social response in areas where cash transfer programmes have been implemented. Focusing on cash transfer systems in Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania (one cash transfer programme per country), the project explored how the design and eligibility criteria of different cash transfer systems affect a recipient’s ability to undertake migration as an adaptive strategy. Against the background, it made recommendations for the design of cash transfer programmes or revision of the existing ones based on the findings.
This was to ensure effective integration of social protection and adaptive goals. - Available online
The workshop, held in Naivasha at Sentrim Lodge, focused on appraising the skills of Government of Kenya (GoK) officials and their partners in management of migration-related data within their departments, ministries or agencies. Those who participated in the training were drawn from ministries, including Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services (MOLSS); Ministry of Devolution, National Planning and Vision 2030; departments (Department of Immigration Services, Department of Refugee Affairs) and other agencies, among them the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD); Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), among others.