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.
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.