In Rwanda, IOM Conducts Final Validation Workshop on Migration Profile


Date Publish: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Musanze - The International Organization for Migration, IOM, held (4-6/9) a final validation workshop on the Migration Profile for Rwanda, which is funded by the IOM Development Fund.

The main outcome of the workshop was to provide senior officials from the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) of Rwanda with detailed information on the process, methodology and the main chapters of the migration profile. The workshop also intended to validate the Migration Profile for Rwanda as well as provide insight and understanding of the profile to the DGIE senior management officials as way of ensuring sustainability.

IOM in close collaboration with the Government of Rwanda developed a migration profile—the first of its kind for the country. The overall purpose of the Migration Profile for Rwanda is to promote evidence-based policymaking and to support the mainstreaming of migration in the development and policymaking process in the country.  

Anecdotal evidence show that migration related data is usually kept within the respective government institutions. As a result, the migration profile will streamline migration data in a way that can be accessible and effectively used by policymakers, government institutions, civil society and migrants.

During the workshop, IOM consultant, presented the Migration Profile for Rwanda to the DGIE officials during which they explained the general objective of a migration profile and a summary of the research findings related to the impact of migration, migration trends and migration governance. Additionally, the participants reviewed each chapter and provided recommendations. They then validated the profile.

The Migration Profile for Rwanda will result in the development of methodologies for migration data collection, analysis, and sharing to ensure the transparency of migration related data as well as provide an overall comprehensive analysis of the migration situation of the county.

The migration profile will be launched and disseminated by December 2019.

For further information on the Migration Profile for Rwanda please contact: Alice KARARA, IOM Rwanda: Email: AKarara@iom.int