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Dr. Linda Adhiambo Oucho

African Migration Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC)
Executive Director

DR. LINDA ADHIAMBO OUCHO is an established migration expert and Executive Director of the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), a independent research think tank leading in policy-based research on migration and development issues in Eastern Africa and beyond. Dr. Oucho holds a PhD in Ethnic Relations from the University of Warwick, where she specialized in international migration of African Women. She returned to Kenya after 16 years abroad to contribute to research activities on migration related matters in Eastern Africa with the aim of influencing policy change on migration dynamics based on evidence.  She specializes on thematic areas such as internal and regional migration patterns within Eastern and Horn of Africa, irregular migration, forced displacement as well as diaspora contributions to national development. She provides advisory services to national governments such as Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi and has undertaken several consultancies with international agencies including African Union, IOM, ICMPD, UNDP, GIZ, FAO, IDRC and FES among others. She serves as an editorial board member in a few peer reviewed journals and is a High Level Advisor for the Migration Research and Publishing for IOM.

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