Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → Projets 2018 → Building Regional and National capacities for improved Migration Governance in the IGAD Region

2018

Building Regional and National capacities for improved Migration Governance in the IGAD Region

Afrique (Corne de l’)

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Building Regional and National capacities for improved Migration Governance in the IGAD Region

Pays/Région : Corne de l’Afrique

Durée : 01.10.2018 - 31.12.2021

Résumé
The Horn of Africa is of high interest for Switzerland in terms of migration policy. Swiss support to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and its Member States will contribute to improve their capacities to manage migration. Migrants and refugees will be better protected in the region and the contribution of migration to development of the Horn of Africa will be supported, hence stability promoted. The Swiss expertise and engagement at the policy level will contribute to foster a dialogue on migration between Switzerland and the Horn of Africa.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : The Horn of Africa is has one of the highest concentrations of displaced populations in the world, comprising both forcibly displaced and migrants. The Horn of Africa is also a region of high interest for Switzerland in terms of migration policy. While most migrants and refugees remain within the region, the numbers of asylum seekers from the region, in particular from Eritrea and Somalia, rank among the top ten in Switzerland, positioning the region high on the Swiss migration policy agenda. Switzerland has been involved in protection activities in the sub-region since more than two decades. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is the regional organisation of the Horn of Africa. It covers 8 countries and a population of circa 280 million. The majority of migration in the African continent and in the IGAD sub-region takes place within the continent. Many IGAD countries face challenges in managing migration. Addressing displacement in this region is key to promote peace, security and development in the Horn of Africa. The contribution that migrants make to inclusive growth and development need to be fostered contributing to stability. Equally, the protection of migrants’ human rights still needs to be strengthened. Migration that is not well managed can have serious negative consequences for States’ and migrants’ well-being, including potential destabilizing effects on national and regional security.
* Objectifs  : Improved migration governance and migrants’ protection through the deployment of effective frameworks, mechanisms and practices in addressing migration dynamics in the region.
Impact Hypothesis : Improved migration governance capacities will enable IGAD and its Member States to effectively implement regional, continental and global regulatory standards for the protection of refugees and vulnerable migrants. Strengthened capacities will also guarantee the availability of strategies and expertise to prevent and respond to disasters as well as promote the positive contribution of migration to development. This will lower the social costs of migration, lead to less exploitation hence increase development benefits. Ultimately, migrants, refugees and IDPs in the region will benefit from an improved governance of migration as well as better protection in the region.
The Swiss engagement at three levels (operational, expert, policy) for an improved governance of migration in the Horn of Africa will contribute to facilitate the policy dialogue on migration issues between Switzerland and the countries of the Horn of Africa, on all migration topic including sensitive topics such as readmission.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 1’350’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

Page publiée le 21 août 2022