A number of UN agencies and partners established a Joint Programme funded under the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to improve regional and national migration governance in the context of the adverse impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. To enhance this governance, evidence is key. The Joint Programme has therefore supported these studies. Among the sudden onset hazards that are relevant in determining such displacement figures in the IGAD region, floods and cyclones play an important role.
A key concern requiring attention by the African Union and a common approach across the AU membership is promoting rights-based bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) and other bilateral labour migration arrangements (BLMAs) that ensure protection and decent work for all Africans. The AU developed guidelines that will assist the Member States and the RECs in concluding appropriate
In 2020, the African Union inaugurated the African Observatory for Migration and Development, which aims to collect and provide African states with a unified source of data on migration for research, policy formulation and better governance.
The African Migration Observatory will have the mission to facilitate the implementation of the Marrakesh global compact on migration through data collection and the promotion of continental and international cooperation in the field of migration and strengthening the contribution of migration to sustainable development.
Return of the Icons is an initiative from AFFORD Institute that explores and takes forward key conversations around African human remains and cultural artefacts held by UK museums and other institutions. It also considers issues around their preservation and protection, as well as campaigns for their eventual return to their countries of origin, as part of a process of leveraging heritage and culture for job creation and prosperity.
ADFC will be set up as an independent, non-AU continental finance institution, operating as a social enterprise and working together with other African and global finance, development, and diaspora institutions. The first phase of the ADFC implementation involves the initiation of an innovative finance scheme through the RemitAidô Remittance Match Funding mechanism.
International Detention Coalition (IDC) has documented diverse promising practices on alternatives to detention across Africa, from governments and NGOs, to generate momentum for rights-based practices. In 2017, IDC launched a research titled 'There are Alternatives : Africa' which documents promising practices in over 32 African countries. The report highlights some of the measures in place including laws, policies and practices in Africa that contribute to the effective and humane governance of migration, while avoiding the use of unnecessary immigration detention.
Sin Palabras is a multicultural Artist Collective gathered since 2013, dedicated to give theater and art workshops of introspection and self discovery to vulnerable communities in different countries. They seek results that are tangible evidence of the participants experiences and that they can be shared to create awareness before the ears that do not want to hear. Sin Palabras aspires to be a catalyst for the psychosocial development of those who take the workshop.
Red Cross and Red Crescent Humanitarian Service Points (HSPs) save lives and reduce suffering along migratory routes by helping ensure that all vulnerable migrants, irrespective of legal status, can access critical humanitarian assistance.
In Austria, a residence permit is granted if a person cannot be returned because the removal would be in violation of the right to private and family life within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
In Gaziantep, Turkey, the city has developed a geographical database system in order to share data among municipal departments on vulnerable groups including migrants.
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