Understanding and managing migration
In Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries migration is common and happens for a variety of economic and environmental reasons. The Intra-ACP Migration Facility, set up in 2009, is helping these countries better understand and manage migration patterns and address their consequences.
As part of this, leading an international consortium, we set up a Project Management Unit, based in Brussels, to develop and reinforce the capacity of regional and national institutions, as well as support ACP civil society on questions about migration and development. The project works directly with six regional organisations, one in each of the ACP regions, and in 12 pilot countries which will profit from the same actions implemented on a regional scale.
Our activities are aimed at reinforcing the capacities of both civil society organisations and of regional and national institutions. Through identifying organisations with the authority to validate the needs, experiences and rights of migrants, we encourage active participation in consultation structures promoted by the Facility and create the conditions for a regular and durable dialogue on migration. Supporting this, our work to ensure that mainstream migration is integrated into national and regional development strategies and policies will only serve to improve the living conditions and rights for all people living in ACP countries.