Legal Migration and Mobility Legal Migration and Mobility
Completed Completed

Duration: April 2022 - September 2023

Labour migration in Rwanda is a recent phenomenon, but it has affected the country’s economy and the society in a number of ways. Rwanda has historically experienced significant and complex patterns of international migration, influenced by the social and political unrest in the early 1990s.

Nowadays, Rwanda has considerably shifted its approach to migration policy, positioning it firmly as an instrument of economic development and guided by three main goals: tourism development, skills enhancement for innovation, and facilitation of investment. In the context of the National Strategy for Transformation (2017-2024), the Rwandan authorities aim to enhance their capacities, service delivery, and accountability of public institutions in order to prevent cross-border crimes and strengthen international cooperation.

In this ongoing Action, the MIEUX+ team will design capacity development activities to support the Directorate-General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) in strengthening their knowledge and skills on border management.  In particular, experts will hold workshops, develop guidelines and organise training sessions on integrated border management. The proposed activities are designed to create a learning space where the experts and participants from Rwanda’s migration authorities may share experiences on this topic and work towards the fulfilment of the goals set in the national strategy.