Specific area: HO - Public Relations / Communication / Information, IMT - Irregular Migration
Duration: August 2016 - May 2019
Experts involved: France, Germany, Poland, Mali
Migratory movements that affect Niger as a country of origin, transit and destination are in part influenced by instability in bordering countries, internal conflict in certain regions, periodic droughts and flooding, and the establishment of ECOWAS free movement area.
Following its participation in the Niger II Action (which aimed at developing the National Strategy to Counter Irregular Migration) , the NGO GRASPI submitted a joint request with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. They solicited support to strengthen the capacities of the Nigerien authorities and civil society organisations (CSOs) to manage migration among the country’s youth.
The combination of capacity building activities which included exchange with Cote d’Ivoire focused on raising awareness on the dangers of irregular migration, the benefits of legal migration channels and reintegration opportunities. The MIEUX experts supported the stakeholders in the production of Practical Guide on Migration and the Youth and two brochures to be used during communication campaigns (on irregular migration and legal migration).