Getting the facts right
To develop an efficient free movement policy, reliable and comparable data on migration are needed. Strengthening the collection and analysis of migration-relevant data is therefore a priority for FMM West Africa.
Promoting safe and secure regional mobility
Moving freely and establishing oneself in a non-native country of the region still pose challenges to most West Africans. FMM West Africa supports ECOWAS to address these challenges by strengthening its capacities in immigration and border management
Policy is the cornerstone of effective migration management
Promoting policy coherence amongst ECOWAS Member States contributes to mutually beneficial intra-regional cooperation in migration management. FMM West Africa therefore supports the preparation and adoption of regional and national migration policies.
Working together makes us stronger
Enhancing the governance of labour and skills mobility, improving migrant’s rights protection and facilitating the regional tripartite dialogue on labour migration, are FMM West Africa’s priorities on labour migration.
Persons are not for sale
The ECOWAS Common Approach on Migration states that combating human trafficking is a moral and humanitarian imperative. FMM West Africa supports ECOWAS in the development, promotion and implementation of its counter trafficking policies and action plan.
Together we are stronger
The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) is designed to encourage the ECOWAS Member States to discuss common migration issues and concerns in a regional context for which immediate solutions may not be forthcoming on a national level.