18 10, 2017

The FMM West Africa Project Carries organises joint trainings on labour migration

From 17-20 October, ICMPD is organising a joint training session on labour market insertion of young Malian graduates, return migrants, international migrants and internally displaced as well as on labour market and migration data management, through the Demand-Driven Facility (DDF) of the FMM West Africa project. In particular, this activity seeks to continue supporting the Ministry of Employment and Professional Training in Mali, notably the National Observatory on Employment and Professional Training (ONEF). In carrying out this activity ICMPD expects to strengthen the capacity of relevant Malian [...]

5 10, 2017

Training Workshop on Investigative Journalism on Free Movement & Migration Opens in Accra

Within the FMM West Africa project ‘Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa’, jointly funded by the European Union and ECOWAS Commission, Media Response a Ghana based Non-State Actor with the support of International Organization for Migration, is implementing a project on Media Training and Public Sensitization on ECOWAS and Migrants Rights under the Non-State Actors Fund. In the framework of this project, a 3-Day Training workshop aimed at building the capacities of thirty (30) frontline journalists in the area of investigative journalism [...]

27 09, 2017

A National Labour Migration Policy for Sierra Leone

While Sierra Leone has largely been a country of emigration, it also serves as a host country for migrants, with the majority of migrants living in Sierra Leone from other West African Countries. It is a well-known fact that the diaspora can contribute to socio-economic development in their homeland through the transfer of skills and remittances, on the other hand, immigrants can also boost local labour supply and provide critical skills for engineering development in host countries. Recognizing the importance of labour migration for socio-economic development and [...]

27 09, 2017

Pre-validation of the Labour Migration Strategy in Togo and Drafting Session of the Labour Migration Strategy’s Action Plan

On 25 September and within the framework of the DDF Togo Action on Labour Migration, ICMPD is organising the pre-validation session of the Togolese Labour Migration Strategy at the Hotel La Concorde in Lomé, Togo alongside the Ministry of Public Administration, Labour and Administrative Modernisation. This activity brings together the Steering Committee responsible for the deliberations related to the adoption process of the Strategy, composed of the Ministry of Labour and other relevant MDAs, Civil Society Organisations, Social Partners and International Organisations. This represents a key step [...]

20 09, 2017


REGIONAL MONITORING MECHANISM FOR THE FREE MOVEMENT OF INTER-STATE PASSENGER VEHICLES, PERSONS AND GOODS WITHIN ECOWAS ECOWAS AND GHANAIAN AUTHORITIES LAUNCH THE NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE IN GHANA From 18 to 19 September 2017, at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel (Accra, Ghana) the ECOWAS Free Movement and Tourism Directorate met with relevant Ghanaian authorities and stakeholders for the launch of the National Steering Committee of the Regional Monitoring Mechanism on Free Movement of Inter-State Passenger Vehicles, Persons and Goods within ECOWAS. The participants for the meeting in Accra [...]

14 09, 2017


Accra – From 12 – 14 September 2017 the Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) meeting took place in Accra, Ghana. High level experts and government officials from ECOWAS member states, the European Union, the International Organisation for Migrations (IOM), other UN-agencies and international organisations discussed common migration issues and recommendations and held Ministerial and interstate consultations on the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). The ECOWAS region is characterized by high levels of cross border human mobility and migration caused by climate changes, terrorist attacks and voluntary [...]

4 08, 2017

ECOWAS Heads of Immigration Meeting

ECOWAS and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are co-hosting the upcoming ECOWAS Heads of Immigration (HoI) meeting. The meeting will take place in Abuja from 3rd -4th August and is supported by the Support to Free Movement of Persons & Migration in West Africa (FMM West Africa) project.

2 08, 2017

Gambia strengthens the capacity of national actors on ECOWAS Regional Guidelines on migration data collection and management

IOM and the government of The Gambia are organizing a three-day national level training on ECOWAS regional guidelines on migration data collection and management. This national level training is part of a series of trainings, following the Regional Training of Trainers (ToTs) that took place in May 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

26 07, 2017

Togo invests in its labour migratoin

Within the framework of DDF Action, a 5 day workshop on Strategic Planning and finalization of the Togo Labour Migration Strategy is scheduled to hold on 24-28 July, 2017 at the Hotel Cristal in Kpalime, Togo. As part of the Togolese government's development guidelines contained in the Accelerated Growth and Employment Promotion Strategy (SCAPE 2013-2017), the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security submitted Project Demand Driven Facility (DDF) request for technical assistance for the development of a migration strategy in Togo. This is the second phase [...]