Lusaka — Improving migration management at a national level has been identified as a priority for the Government of Zambia, as articulated in the country’s Seventh National Development Plan. This comes at a time when migration dynamics in the country, region and indeed globally, have become increasingly complex. Therefore, the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has requested assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to strengthen its capacity to collect, analyse and utilize migration data, and ultimately to prepare a Migration Profile.
Mutare – The Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ), through the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, is developing its National Migration Policy with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.