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March 10, 2024 (DJIBOUTI VILLE, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in collaboration with GIZ (Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) has launched a two-day work shop on Tool Finalization and Training on Data Collection for Assessment of Available Skillsets, Qualifications, and Labour Market Needs in three capitals of the IGAD region: Nairobi, Mogadishu, and Juba, today, in Djibouti.

The main objective of the workshop is to finalize the draft tools for key informant interviews and focus group discussions in consultation with the project steering committee and to provide training on the data collection.

In her opening remarks, Madam Fathia Alwan, Director for Health and Social Development explained that whatever baseline of findings, the assessment will be feeding the Djibouti Declaration , particularly, the regional qualification frame works for the mobility of our students and labours.
“Our students whether they are in refugees, migrants or normal citizens, there will be having access to the university or a better opportunity in the region.” The director added.
By the end of the workshop resulted in gaining sufficient feedback from the participants to finalize the instruments, and even to revise the stakeholder mapping.

The GIZ-IGAD baseline assessment is expected to contribute to the strengthening of the capacity of IGAD and its Member States to implement the Free Movement of Persons, and as part of this initiative, introduce a system for the recognition of skills and qualifications of migrant workers, refugees and returnees in the IGAD region.

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