Agadez, Niger – Since December 2018, migrants staying at UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) transit center have been undertaking training in sustainable agriculture.
To reintegrate the returning migrants and create an alternative to migration for rural youth, The Republic of the Gambia recently submitted a project proposal to the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Impact Programme for USD 5.3 million funding under the UNCCD 3S Initiative in collaboration with The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD.
A community stabilization project recently launched by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is giving 30 Nigeriens in Agadez reason to dream of a better future in their communities.
Mohamed, Issouf, Moussa, and Aghali are members of communities that are affected by migration flows in Niger. A community stabilization project recently launched by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is giving them and 26 other Nigeriens in Agadez reason to dream of a better future in their communities. The group of 30 is made up of returnees from Libya, ex migrant smugglers and youth at risk; their lives are all guided by a mix of ambition, uncertainty, and most importantly hope. They are now looking to the agricultural sector for opportunities to improve their lives.
The Pact is intended to cover all dimensions of international migration through a comprehensive approach, said the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, Ms. Nezha El Ouafi.
Spanish Prime minister Pedro Sanchez reaffirmed in Rabat his country’s determination to strengthen cooperation with Morocco in the fight against desertification as a root cause of migration.