NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
MIGRATION DATA,
RESEARCH & POLICY
16-18 October 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
ACP Observatory on Migration
By Alice Kimani
ACP Observatory Focal Point
Introduction – ACP Observatory on Migration
An initiative of the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States,
funded by the European Union with the financial support
of Switzerland, IOM, the IOM Development Fund, and
UNFPA, and implemented by the International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
A network of research centers in the six ACP regions
Designed to produce data on South-South migration for
migrants, civil society and policy-makers and enhance the
data management and research capacities in ACP
countries.
The main objective is to provide data and tools for policymaking integrating South-South migration into development
policies and strategies
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12 Pilot Countries
East
Africa
Central
Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
West
Africa
Cameroun
Pacific
DRC
Senegal
Nigeria
Southern
Africa
Papua New
Guinea
Caribbean
Timor-Leste
Angola
Lesotho
Trinidad
& Tobago
Haiti
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Update on ACP Observatory Activities
Research Studies in Kenya:
• Assessment of the Kenyan Policy Framework
concerning South-South Labour Migration
Mr. John Oucho, AMADPOC
• Engaging the Kenyan diasporas in the South in
participating in and promoting development
in Kenya’
Mr. Bethuel Kinyanjui, University of Nairobi
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Update on ACP Observatory Activities
Migration Data Management Assessment
Undertaken by Mr. Olum Gondi
• To analyze the current status of migration data
management in Kenya, identify needs, and make
recommendations (Validation Meeting in November)
•
Results to be presented at NCC (December/January)
•
Next steps for follow up to be discussed by NCC
Members (examples a migration data sharing system
between key institutions or the development of
Migration Data Management Plan in the framework
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of the NCC)
National Workshop
Background and Rationale
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Harnessing the positive impacts of migration and minimizing its
costs depends to a large extent on the existence of up-to-date
and reliable data on migration.
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Currently, policymakers often have limited access to the
information and data they need for informed decision-making
and policy planning on migration and development.
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The Observatory aims to strengthen the governments’ capacities
to collect, analyze, archive, harmonize and disseminate data on
migration and to feed this improved data into proactive and
evidence-based planning on migration and development.
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Assessment of migration data management is on-going and
status will be presented during workshop. Discussion about
follow-up on recommendations and next steps.
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National Workshop
Background and Rationale - continued
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Serves as a follow up to three inter-ACP regional workshops
held in 2011, which allowed participants to gain knowledge
on migration data management and identify gaps and needs
in this area.
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Six Kenyan participants from government, civil society and
academia were trained as Resource Persons at these
workshops last year. Two will now facilitate this workshop:
 Ms. Joyce K. Owiti, Senior Immigration Officer
 Mr. Stephen Macharia, UNFPA / NCPD
As Facilitators and Moderators
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National Workshop - Objectives
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Promote cooperation on migration data management and sharing in
Tanzania
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Raise awareness on the links between migration data, research and
evidence-based policy-making and planning on migration and
development
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Foster exchange of information and collaboration on migration data
management between relevant agencies, institutions and
organizations in Tanzania.
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Strengthen knowledge on migration data management and identify
gaps and needs in this area.
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Present migration data assessment and research results of the ACP
Observatory on Migration
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Introduce the Technical Assistant of the Intra-ACP Migration Facility
and present ongoing activity of the Facility
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Agenda
Tuesday
Presentation of ACP Observatory on Migration Research Results:
 Assessment of the Kenyan Policy Framework concerning South -South
Labour Migration – Mr. John Oucho, AMADPOC
 Engaging the Kenyan diasporas in the South in participating in and
promoting development in Kenya , Mr. Bethuel Kinyanjui, University of
Nairobi
Wednesday
 Introduction to ACP Observatory’s Migration Data Management Plan, Ms.
Alice Kimani, ACP Observatory Focal Point
 International Migration Statistical Data Collection and management,
Stephen Macharia, UNFPA / NCPD (ACP Resource Person)
 Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking, Enforcement and Support
Perspectives, Ms Joyce K. Owiti, Senior Immigration Officer (ACP Resource
Person)
Thursday
 Remarks NCC Chairperson, Mr. Elijah Achoch
 ACP Observatory’s 2011–2012 activities and way forward , Ms. Alice
Kimani
 Introduction of the new TA and update on the Facility’s activities, Mr.
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Julius Kaberere, Technical Assistant for Kenya & Tanzania
 Presentation on the Kenyan National Policy on Migration, Mr. Mumo
Mbole, Migration Policy consultant, Intra-ACP Migration Facility
Thank you
Contact: [email protected]
Please visit our website:
www.acpmigration-obs.org
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