The International Organization for Migration (IOM) strives to protect migrant workers and to optimize the benefits of labour migration for both the country of origin and destination as well as for the migrants themselves.

Africa Regional Migration Program

The current phase of the Africa Regional Migration Program focuses on two priority areas: (i) promoting sustainable, humane migration management; and (ii) preparing countries to respond to migration emergencies.

IOM’s support to the Government of The Gambia includes:

  • Updating the contingency plans of the Banjul City Council and Kanifing Municipal Council, including through crisis simulation exercise
  • Enhancing labour migration governance capacity at the national level and crisis preparedness capacity at local levels
  • Developing a pre-departure training manual for labour migrants and a policy guideline for ethical recruitment, in coordination with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment

Donor: US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)

Migration Management Framework: Evidence to Support Sustainable and Humane Migration Management - Consolidation Phase

The programme objective is to strengthen government capacity to support evidence-based migration management and build on the work done on IOM’s Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) at the national level. This cycle envisages conducting a local MGI assessment of the migration governance system in Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC).

Specifically, the MGI assists governments to:

  • Make progress on their migration management priorities and gradually improve their migration management systems, emphasizing government ownership in the process
  • Take stock of their migration policies and strategies
  • Identify good practices and areas with potential for further development