January 18, 2023 (ARTA, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), today, has carried out the 1st Multi-Sectorial Workshop of the National Coordination Mechanism to improve Migration governance in Ville Djibouti.
In a special event under the current strategic, the main topic of the national coordination of two day workshop is to define the framework of the operationalization of the action plan and to fix a prioritization and launch the process of budgeting activities by year.
The Opening was officiated by Madam Fathia Alwan, IGAD, Director for Health and Social Development Division, the Prefect of the Arta region Mohamed Cheiko Hassan as well as the National Coordinator of Migration in Djibouti, Colonel Abdoulkader Ibrahim Gona.
On behalf of the Executive Secretary of IGAD, His Excellency Dr. Workeneh Gebeyehu, Madam Fathia Alwan, Director for Health and Social Development Division, highlighted that IGAD has adopted a Regional Migration Policy Framework in order to strengthen the capacities of Member States to respond effectively to the various challenges covered by the issue of migration.
In his opening remarks, Colonel Abdoulkader Ibrahim Gona, the National Coordinator of Migration in Djibouti, , on his part, reaffirmed that the National Strategy for Migration of the Republic of Djibouti is intended to be a fundamental basis for strengthening the governance of migration and for making migration a vector for the development of the country.
In addition, he described that after a final review by all national migration actors and partners of the Republic of Djibouti, the national action plan was adopted on December 04, 2022,
The Prefect of the Arta region Mohamed Cheiko Hassan,who made an opening speech at the ceremony, welcomed the participants and wished a Good stay in Arta.
It is stated on the occasion the implementation of NCM activities aimed at improving migration governance in the country.
This workshop brings together the various focal points of the national ministries that are members of the national coordination committee for migration.
IOM and the BMM national coordination provided the necessary support for the implementation of NCM.
It is known that the Regional Migration Policy Framework is IGAD’s main policy guideline on migration in the region. It provides a comprehensive policy approach responding to strategic challenges thematic, institutional and other related to migration governance in the IGAD region.
The RMPF is IGAD’s main policy guideline on migration in the region. Its ultimate objective is to promote the welfare and protection of migrants, including forcibly displaced persons and refugees, in IGAD member states, as well as realizing the development potential of migration while tackling aspects of irregular migration. It also aims to give member states a coherent and common approach to migration management and governance.
It’s to be recalled that the Migration issues in the IGAD region are addressed under the Regional Migration Policy Framework (RMPF) derived from the Continental Framework on Migration adopted in Banjul in 2006.
At the end of the 1st Multisectoral Workshop of the National Coordination Office for Migration on priorities and action mechanism, a number of recommendations were made. They include:
- Harmonize the knowledge and documentation of all actors and partners in the coordination of the subject of migration, including local actors (prefects and elected officials);
- Present and discuss the role and operating methods of platforms to bring together actors responsible for managing data on migration, to centralize data and information, and to coordinate activities on migration (Sub-Committees) ;
- Develop a national migration technical framework on migration management to identify the priority actions of the action plan on a periodic basis (annually) and the specific roles of each institution, and to synergize the efforts, actions and migration programs;
- Validate an annual prioritization of the migration action plan, by budgeting the prioritized action plan for the year 2023;
- Review the methods of communicating the data collected by each institution in accordance with the GCM indicators in order to consolidate the database for the purposes of analysis, exploitation and monitoring. to analyze, exploit
- Activation of multisectoral sub-committees under the supervision of the National Coordination Office by budgeting quarterly meetings to lead discussions and debates around priority themes to identify and develop recommendations that will serve as the basis for action plans to ensure better management and control of migration in the country.
- Consider any other issues that may be proposed by stakeholders.