International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Dr. Linda Adhiambo Oucho

Executive Director



An established migration expert leading the African Migration and Development Policy Centre, a research think tank based in Nairobi Kenya. AMADPOC conducts policy-based research on migration and development issues in Eastern Africa and beyond. As the Executive Director at AMADPOC, Dr. Oucho holds a PhD in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick, where she specialized in international migration of African Women. She has expanded her research focus to include internal regional migration patterns within the Horn of and Eastern Africa including projects related to poverty, climate change and more recently youth, employment and migration. She currently advises the Government of Kenya on key migration matters to be mainstreamed into policy through the National Coordination Mechanism for Migration (NCM). Dr. Oucho continues to advocate for the use of research to inform decision-making, policy design and implementation especially with concerns to migration with a focus on decentralized mainstreaming of migration as well as implementation of policy.