CANADA-SOUTHERN AFRICA MIGRATION SURVEY INFORMATION
What is SAMP?
SAMP is the Southern African Migration Project, a Canadian-African network of
organizations founded in 1996 to promote awareness of migration-development
linkages in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SAMP conducts
applied research on migration and development issues, provides policy advice and
expertise, offers training in migration policy and management, and conducts public
education campaigns on migration-related issues.SAMP is based at the Southern
African Research Centre (SARC) at Queen's University, Kingston and the University
of Cape Town.
Why is the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) interested in
connections between people in Canada and in Africa?
SAMP recently launched a new migration project, The Diaspora Project, which aims
to investigate the relationship between migration, poverty and development. The
International Development Research Centre, IDRC, a Canadian Crown Corporation,
funds the project. One aspect of this new project is to establish the nature and
scope of `Diaspora engagement', i.e. the various ways in which people continue to
contribute to, and engage with, their country of birth even though they no longer
live in that country.