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Study Highlights Need for Free Movement of Labour in East Africa

Dodoma – A new study has urged member countries of the East African Community (EAC) to adopt labour migration policies based on international best practices, improve data management and boost the operationalization of One Stop Border Posts. The comparative study assesses migration patterns and policy issues in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania – four of the six EAC countries.  

Community Awareness on National Identity Card in Kwale and Kilifi Counties

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, on 19-20 February 2019, supported the National Registration Bureau (NRB) to plan for community barazas to create awareness on the National Identity Registration in Lunga Lunga, Kwale County (the border with Tanzania) and in Tezo, Kilifi County. The activities reached more than 500 residents. IOM has been a partner of the Kenya government in promoting safe migration including legal identity requirements.

Building the Capacity of the Mauritian Government to Strengthen Linkages with the Mauritian Diaspora

IOM in close partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Trade (MFA) launched on the 29th November the ‘Building the Capacity of the Mauritian Government to Strengthen Linkages with the Mauritian Diaspora’ project.

La Diaspora djiboutienne, un acteur incontournable du développement

Un atelier de formation sur la mobilisation et l’engagement de la diaspora dans le développement socio-économique de notre pays s’est ouvert hier au palais du peuple. Durant deux jours, plusieurs représentants de différents ministères sectoriels, mais aussi de la diaspora djiboutienne réfléchiront ensemble sur une meilleure intégration de cette population dans les différents programmes entrepris par notre pays.

Maldives Migration Profile

To successfully integrate an evidence-based policy approach to migration management, the Government of the Maldives with IOM Development Fund’s support, has launched the Maldives Migration Profile.

IOM Supports Development of Zimbabwe’s National Migration Policy

Harare – A three-day IOM-supported Government of Zimbabwe workshop this week brought together multiple stakeholders tasked with conducting an in-depth situational analysis of migration in the country to aid the design of a robust National Migration Policy (NMP).

“Migration is cross cutting as a number of sector ministries have migration mandates,” said Alois Matongo, Director for Policy and Research in Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

Djibouti : L’OIM convertit ses gestionnaires de projets aux vertus de l’application Prima

Du 9 au 10 octobre 2018, les équipes de gestion des projets et programmes de l’OIM-Djibouti ont été formées sur l’utilisation de l’application PRIMA.

La session de formation a été animée par Alessia Castelfranco, administratrice du fonds de l’OIM pour le développement à Genève. L’application PRIMA est particulièrement utile pour établir des rapports, rappeler aux administrateurs de projets les échéances à respecter, et suivre la mise-en-œuvre des projets.

Vanuatu Launches National Policy on Climate Change and Disaster-Induced Displacement

Port Vila – Vanuatu this week (26 September) launched a National Policy on Climate Change and Disaster-Induced Displacement with support from the IOM Development Fund (IDF).

Training of Trainers for National Registration Bureau

As part of the ongoing efforts towards strengthening the capacity of the Government of Kenya to manage National Identity Programmes, IOM in partnership with the Kenya School of Government (KSG) organized two Training of Trainers (ToTs) involving 40 government officials from different counties including Bungoma, Garissa, Kisii, Kiambu, Kisumu, Meru, Migori, Nakuru, Nairobi, Malindi, Makueni, Marsabit, West Pokot and Wajir.

Social Cohesion Through Filmmaking

"I want to talk about my journey. Three years ago, I came alone all the way from Darfur, Sudan. I left my family who still live in a refugee camp in Chad." Abas, 23, a participant from our filmmaking workshop in Geneva, Switzerland.

This year, we wanted to take the Global Migration Film Festival one step further and directly engage with migrant communities.

The website of the National Observatory for Migration is now up and running

Le lancement du portail électronique de l’Observatoire national de la migration a eu lieu vendredi 29 juin, lors d’une cérémonie organisée à cette occasion, et marquée par l’inauguration, au sein dudit observatoire, du Centre de documentation sur les migrations.

Afghanistan Looks to Diaspora to Promote Development

Kabul – IOM, in partnership with the Government of Afghanistan, this week (15-17/7) organized a workshop to help Afghanistan to engage with its diaspora abroad to promote the country’s development.

The event was the first of its kind in Afghanistan and was attended by 16 representatives of various government bodies, including the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, which is currently the lead ministry responsible for diaspora engagement.

UN Migration Agency, Brazil Public Defender’s Office Train Attorneys on Migration Law

Brasilia – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and Brazil’s Federal Public Defender’s Office (DPU, in Portuguese) held a training of trainers on migration law for 31 DPU attorneys from ten Brazilian states.

IOM, COMESA Sign Milestone Agreement to Facilitate Formalised Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade

Lusaka – IOM and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat signed an Agreement to work together to implement a European Union funded project to facilitate small-scale cross-border trade flows. The Agreement was signed by COMESA’s General Secretary General, His Excellency Sindiso Ngwenya and IOM’s Regional Director for Southern Africa, Charles Kwenin, in Lusaka, Zambia on 8 June 2018.

Environmental Migration, Focus of Regional Policy Forum in Southern Africa

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, facilitated this week (05/06) the first Regional Policy Forum on Migration, Environment, and Climate Change (MECC) for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) Member States in Pretoria, South Africa.

High-level Meeting on the Conclusions and Recommendations of the National Evaluation: Migration, Environment and Climate Change in Madagascar

Le Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Ecologie et des Forets (MEEF), avec le soutien de l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) à Madagascar ont tenu ce jour, à l’Hotel Colbert, le premier Dialogue national de haut niveau sur le thème de l’interdépendance entre migration, environnement et changements climatiques.

IOM Works with Western Balkan States on Advance Passenger Information Systems

Budva – Advance Passenger Information systems (API) became mandatory for all 192 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member states on 23 February. This means that all ICAO states must be able to collect data about passengers and crew members prior to their arrival, making travel easier for all and improving border controls.

Dominican Republic Measures Migration Governance Indicators with IOM Support

Santo Domingo – The results of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) in the Dominican Republic reveal advances in the legal and institutional capacity of the Dominican Government to guarantee the socioeconomic well-being of migrants. The MGI was implemented with the engagement of 22 public agencies, under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and the technical support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

IOM signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the National School of Public Health

L’OIM signe un accord de coopération avec l’ENSP - L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) et l’Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique (ENSP) ont signé un accord de coopération à l’occasion de la tenue de la conférence débat sur la santé publique, le 22 février 2018 à l’ENSP, sous le thème « migrations et santé : place du migrant dans la stratégie de santé mentale ».

Morocco is committed to making healthcare services accessible to its migrants

Le Maroc engagé à garantir l’accessibilité des services de santé à ses migrants - Le Maroc a décidé de parier sur une politique volontariste en s'engageant à garantir l’accessibilité des services de santé à ses migrants, a indiqué, jeudi à Rabat, la cheffe de mission de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), Ana Fonseca.