Central and West Africa

Strengthening Preparedness and Capacities to Respond to Public Health Emergency in High Risk Areas in Guinea

The scope of this action is to strengthen preparedness and capacities to respond to a public health emergency in two high-risk areas in Guinea: Forécariah and Géckédou. The action will support the development of a model of Epidemic Risk and the advocacy activities for progressive extension and scaling-up. The model includes two components: the community-based epidemic risk reduction and the emergency preparedness at prefectural level.

Engaging Diaspora to Strengthen the Health, Flood Prevention and Agriculture Sectors in Sierra Leone

This project aims to improve the knowledge, skills of the Sierra Leonean human resources, and leverage the commitment of the Sierra Leonean diaspora to build human resources capacity in Sierra Leone. Due to the impact of recurrent infectious disease outbreaks and the recent devastating flooding, Sierra Leone needs technical support to upgrade its health, disaster prevention and agricultural sectors. IOM will collaborate with diaspora organizations, universities/training institutions and health facilities in Sierra Leone to enhance skills and knowledge transfers to home country.

Enhancing the Post-Ebola National Preparedness Capacity to Efficiently Respond to Future Health Outbreaks

The Project aims to promote synergy and durable cooperation amongst all humanitarian actors for a greater preparedness and to ensure that the country’s emergency response plans and other coordination mechanisms are reliable and their capacity to deliver in the event of a health outbreak has been fully tested for efficiency.

National Migration Policy 2015

There has been increased interest in migration and migration policies in the last decade. Several developments at global, regional, subregional and national levels have raised migration issues to the forefront of the political and policy arenas, emphasizing the need for legal frameworks to curtail irregular migration and maximize the benefits of migration for national development.

Migration in Nigeria: A Country Profile 2014

Migration has become an increasingly important issue affecting many countries, and it is important for accurate and reliable migration data to be produced by government to inform policy making. In Nigeria, the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Migration and Development, consisting of different government ministries, was established during the process of developing the profile to ensure ownership of the whole process of production and usage of the data. 

Promoting better management of migration in Nigeria: Mapping of Nigerian health and education professionals in South Africa

The trend of Nigerians migrating to South Africa has been increasing over time and indications are that this is still continuing. The increasing migration trend has created an opportunity to harness the potential resources of this group. This mapping exercise was conducted to provide information on the Nigerian diaspora working in the health and education sectors in South Africa, as well as to identify those who are willing to invest or contribute their skills towards the development of Nigeria.

Promoting better management of migration in Nigeria: Mapping of Nigerian health and education professionals in the United Kingdom

Nigerian diaspora members currently living in the United Kingdom are highly skilled and knowledgeable, and thus can contribute to national development. They can make contributions in the form of investment, skills transfer, mentoring and consulting. This mapping exercise was conducted to provide information on the Nigerian diaspora working in the health and education sectors in the United Kingdom as well as to identify those who are willing to invest or contribute their skills towards the development of Nigeria.