In its 3rd year, the RCP this year will be held on 9th& 10th May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme Migration and Regional Integration. This comes in the wake of the adoption of the IGAD Minimum Integration Plan (MIP) by the Summit of Heads of States and Government’s in 2012 as the guiding road map for IGAD’s regional Integration. Various processes within the framework of the MIP are ongoing including negotiations towards a free movement of person’s regime, the Horn of Africa Infrastructure Initiative among others.
Issues of migration as they contribute to socio-economic and political development of both countries of origin and destination were discussed at lengthy during the just ended Second Meeting of the IGAD Regional Consultative Process on Migration held in Addis Ababa on 7th and 8th February 2012.
Djibouti, 01 February 2011 - The IGAD Executive Secretary Engineer Mahboub Maalim made the announcement during a courtesy call made to his offices by the IOM Director General Ambassador William Lacy Swing and IOM Senior Officials.
OPERATIONALISING THE OUAGADOUGOU ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN
LAUNCHING OF THE AU COMMISSION INITIATIVE AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (AU.COMMIT) CAMPAIGN WITHIN REGIONAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITIES
Jointly organised by:
• Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
• Department of Social Affairs African Union Commission
• International Organisation for Migration Special Liaison Mission (IOM/SLM) Addis Ababa
• East Africa Community (EAC)
Venue: IGAD Conference Center in Djibouti from 6 to 8 December 2010
For further information please download the attached Concept Note
IGAD STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH IOM TO ENHANCE CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE MIGRATION MANAGEMENT FOR MEMBER STATES
IGAD is jointly undertaking with IOM a regional project on “Capacity Building in Migration and Border Management for Selected IGAD Member States.” Funded by IOM 1035 facility#.
IOM will officially establish a presence in Djibouti with the opening of an office in the country on May 13, 2009 and the signing of an agreement with the government outlining areas of cooperation on migration issues in an increasingly strategic area linking three continents.
A three-day workshop organized by IOM, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on border management and irregular migration in the IGAD region opens on 26 November in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop will bring together some 40 officials and experts from ministries with migration related responsibilities and functions, including Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Labour and Social Affairs, Police, Intelligence and Security. Representatives from neighbouring transit countries such as Chad, Egypt, Libya, Niger, Tunisia and Yemen will also take part in the meeting, alongside representatives from the regional media.
The Eastern Africa Migration Route Programme bringing together several organizations and countries is located at the IGAD secretariat. The programme aims at improving inter-state and inter-regional cooperation on migration management by addressing policy and operational challenges associated with movement of people in IGAD member states.
Joint Press Release
Addis Ababa - In a bid to improve inter-state and intra-regional cooperation on migration management in East Africa, government officials from countries in the region will start meeting on 12 May for a three day event in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.