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Togo IV: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on return, readmission and reintegration

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration
Experts involved: Belgium, France, Mali
Time Frame: December 2016-ongoing
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Objective

To reinforce the operational capacity of the government of Togo in handling return, readmission and reintegration cases of Togolese to Togo. 

Activities

Activity 1: Consultative bilateral meetings with key stakeholders, and introductory knowledge exchange seminar on return and readmission of Togolese to Togo

Activity 2: Knowledge exchange seminar on front-line support to Togolese returnees  

Activity 3: Study visit for selected Togolese stakeholders to a selected West African country to exchange on best practices

Activity 4: Knowledge exchange seminar on reintegration of Togolese to Togo

Activity 5: Remote support for the finalisation/compilation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on return, readmission and reintegration

  

Results and outputs

  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills on various aspects related to return, reintegration and readmission issues are transferred to the Togolese counterparts
  • The capacities and capabilities of the relevant Togolese authorities to develop and implement return measures, readmission tools and a reintegration programme in line with human rights law are improved
  • Inter-institutional cooperation, coordination and partnership on return, reintegration and readmission issues between national, local and NGO levels are strengthened
  • Peer-to-peer support is provided to the drafting of the SOPs
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"Through our collaboration with MIEUX, we have learned from the experiences of neighbouring countries like Côte d'Ivoire and Mali and those implemented at European level, which has allowed us to understand the migratory phenomenon in a multidimensional way and about current practices regarding return and reintegration. This collaboration also enabled us to draft the "Standard Operating Procedures for the Identification, Return and Reintegration of Togolese Migrants" with a view to better management of migrants by Togo."

Mr. Charles AZILAN

Director of Dept. of Togolese Abroad

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration

 

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