Kenya is set to release the first ever migration profile report, following an intensive one year research that has led to the compilation of comprehensive information and data on migration in the country.
The migration profile will provide stakeholders with the information and tools necessary to continue development of evidence-based migration, labour and economic policies, and the development of appropriate migration governance frameworks and programmes.
IOM Kenya on 3 March 2015, hosted a validation workshop for the migration profile for Kenya. The workshop brought together stakeholders from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services, the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Teachers Service Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Nursing Council of Kenya, Department of Refugee Affairs, the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and representatives of recruitment agencies.
The validation workshop provided a forum for the stakeholders to appraise the draft report and advise on any pending issues before the final report is published.
The study was requested by the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government through the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons, and was undertaken with funding from the IOM Development Fund. It was carried out by IOM in partnership with the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC) and Samuel Hall Research and Consulting.
The final report is set to be released at a launch on 31 March 2015.