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Book:  Migration in the Service of African Development

Language: English

Page: 580

Publication Year: 2012

Publisher: Safari Books, Nigeria

Edited by:  John O. Oucho

ISBN: 9789788431169

Fifteen chapters are included here in this compendium in honour of the Nigerian migration scholar Professor Aderanti Adepoju. Though the authors come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds: geography, demography, sociology and law; they all work within the fields of internal and international migration in Africa.

Chapters on Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Nigeria and Mali are devoted to aspects of internal migration, while those on African emigration to Mexico and migration between Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire address various aspects of international migration. Migration issues in relation to women, students and climate change are also discussed.

To get  a copy of the book, contact NOMRA

Phone: 234 (0) 8023061845; (0)8034881727; (0)702861966


Book:  International Migration and National Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Book Title: International Migration and National Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Viewpoints and Policy Initiatives in the Countries of Origin

Language: English

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2007

Publisher: Brill

Edited by:  Aderanti Adepoju , Ton Van Naerssen and  Annelies  Zoomers

This book focuses on achieving a better understanding of the implications of international migration for national development from the perspective of the sending countries (with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa).

More specifically, the purpose of this volume is to explore:

  • Current perceptions – as seen from the perspective of the countries of origin – of the links between international migration and national development.
  • Current trends in policy making aimed at minimising the negative effects, while optimising the development impact.

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The Diaspora Decade: Some Perspectives on African Migration-Related Issues

Edited by:  Professor Aderanti Adepoju

Print Length: 165 pages

Publisher: Network of Migration Research on Africa (NOMRA)

Publication Date: January 11, 2015

Language: English

This publication, aptly titled: ‘The Diaspora Decade: perspectives on African migration-related issues’ contains six chapters written by young African professionals selected from the Young Professionals Research Series annual competition, organised by the Network of Migration Research on Africa (NOMRA).
Some of the chapters derive from doctoral dissertations and others present recent research findings on the subject matter. The outlet for young researchers for publication in reputable journals and books is often limited, and climbing the publication ladder can sometimes be a challenge; hence NOMRA took the initiative to encourage its young members to publish recent research findings in a Young Professionals’ Research Series.

This is the first in the series of such publications and forms a collection around themes of inter-continental female migration, the diaspora and their engagement with home and host countries, and intra-continental student mobility – all from a distinctively African perspective.

We hope young scholars working on migration and development issues will be motivated by this publication, and that it will be of value to a variety of stakeholders: governments in sending and receiving countries, diaspora communities, policy makers, NGO officials, as well as other researchers and students.

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Migration Within and From Africa: Shared policy challenges for Africa and for Europe

The global migration and refugee crisis of 2015/2016 has made it increasingly clear that the challenges associated with growing cross-border mobility cannot adequately be dealt with at national levels alone. There is a great need for a better understanding of the regional and global context for migration and related policy strategies. With this research overview, Delmi aims to examine migration policy developments in Africa, a continent which has historic ties with and increasing importance for Europe.

What are the main migration patterns within Africa? What are the main drivers of migration? What political initiatives to manage international migration within and from Africa have been developed and what forms of cooperation have been tested among African countries? Which conclusions can we draw from developments in this part of the world, and how could the EU and Sweden assist Africa to find sustainable approaches to cross-border mobility?

These are some of the questions that this study reflects upon. It is written by Prof. Aderanti Adepoju, one of Africa’s leading migration scholars. Prof. Adepoju is the co-ordinator of the Network of Migration Research on Africa and Chief Executive of the Human Resources Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Book Review: What Scholars are Saying about the Book – Seeking Greener Pastures Abroad: A Migration Profile of Nigeria

Seeking Greener Pastures Abroad: A Migration Profile of Nigeria by Aderanti Adepoju and Arie van der Wiel is most informative and illuminating on a subject that had tended to provoke negative reaction because of the media images of desperate young men and women seeking to migrate out of the country without the requisite documentation or skills

‒Professor Akin Mabogunje

Seeking Greener Pastures Abroad: A Migration Profile of Nigeria is an authoritative volume of up to date information on the ‘who’, ‘why’ and ‘with what results’ of international migrations from Nigeria and their implication for Nigeria’s socio economic and political development.

‒Paulina Makinwa Adebusoye Professor and former Director, UN/Economic Commission for Africa

It is amazing the amount and detail of data sourced for the book in a country where access to up-to-date data is a regular complaint by researchers and policy makers. This book is a timely, detailed account of migration dynamics and migrants from Nigeria, Africa’s demographic giant.

‒Professor Annelies Zoomers University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

The book is compelling. A major contribution of the authors is that they frame the discussion in the context of current international debates on migration.

‒Ibrahim Awad Ph.D  Director, International Migration Programme, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva

Seeking Greener Pastures Abroad: A Migration Profile of Nigeria is available. Orders can be placed through NOMRA

Phone: 234 (0) 8023061845; (0)8034881727; (0)702861966


Migration Dynamics, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa


On 19 September the United Nations General Assembly hosted its first ever High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to addressing the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII.  The summit provided an historic opportunity to develop a blueprint for a better international response. On the occasion of this meeting, UNAI asked researches at UNAI member institutions to submit articles highlighting their research and its implications in helping to solve this issue. Through this series, UNAI hopes to provide an understanding of refugee/migrant flows to its readers, highlight the importance of addressing refugee and migration flows in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and showcase the work of professors and researchers at UNAI institutions.

OP-Ed by Professor Adepoju: Migration – a mixed blessing

image Professor Aderanti Adepoju has done research on migration for 43 years, and is the director for the Human Resources Development Centre in Laos, Nigeria. On the 12th of September, Delmi will release his report, Migration within and from Africa: Challenges and solutions after the EU-Africa Valletta Summit

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