It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Prof. John Oyaro Oucho on August 5th2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Prof Oucho was an IUSSP member and one of the founding members of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS); he also served on a number of committees, especially on migration, as well as Secretary General of UAPS.


Prof. John Oucho is a renowned scholar of migration and population studies who has served on several advisory boards, consulted with numerous international institutions and published widely with exceptional contributions to policy on urbanization, migration and related issues. Prior to his death, Prof. John Oucho was based at the Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi.


This is a great loss to African Migration Scholarship and Prof. John Oucho will be greatly missed.


More on Prof. John Oucho’s profile can be found on the Prof. John Oyaro Oucho Memorial page