Expert Meeting Report on Migration Governance in Africa
The African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC), in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), and the Alliance for Brain-Gain and Innovative Development (ABIDE), organised the second Knowledge Platform (KP) expert meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24–25 October 2022. The main purpose of the meeting was to bring together expert members of the Knowledge Platform, high-level policymakers, practitioners and strategic partners involved in the efforts geared at strengthening the institutional capacity for migration governance in Africa. A related purpose of the meeting was to introduce the Platform to key policymakers at the AUC tasked with strengthening the interface between research, policy, and practice in the area of migration and human mobility from an African perspective. An additional aim was to mobilise broader political support for benefits of the Knowledge Platform among migration and development community circles in Africa and beyond. Another objective was to raise the profile and visibility of the members of the KP network and to leverage strategic partnerships among existing institutions active in migration governance in Africa. The meeting explored synergies for collaboration with migration governance initiatives undertaken by the AUC in different countries on the continent. This aspect will be discussed in detail in the final part of this report.
The expert members of the KP proposed a second meeting be held in Addis Ababa, seat of the African Union Commission (AUC) on the continent, to achieve closer interaction and a direct dialogue with representatives at the highest political institution of the continent, in order to share new ideas and perspectives on the governance of migration in Africa. Their objectives also included forging collaborations and working relationships with the AUC in their future activities in this field at this critical juncture.
 The first meeting of the Knowledge Platform (KP) was held in Dakar, Senegal on June 27-28, 2022. Both events were supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung.