28 February, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT (hybrid from Dakar, Senegal)

Joining Forces for African-European Civil Society Engagement on Migration

The Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) for the period
of 2023-2024 was confirmed last year under a co-chairmanship of France
and Senegal. It indicates momentum to address more intensively
migration between Africa and Europe.
As the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid Non-
Governmental Organisations (VENRO e.V.), we would like to use this
political framework to strengthen discussions between European and
African networks on migration policy issues. Civil society organisations in
Africa and Europe form an important bridge to the political processes on
the level of the United Nations (UN) and the life situation of migrants and
their families. Therefore, we can bring innovative insights on the
common challenges of our two continents to the discussions based on
the realities of life.
Together with our partner Enda ECOPOP, we are organising a workshop
on this set of topics on February 28-March 01, 2023 in Dakar. The
following questions will guide us through the two days:
• How to build a human rights-based and resilient migration policy
between Africa and Europe? What strategies are needed at the
intercontinental level?
• How can civil society actors in Africa and Europe be strengthened
to play a more active role in GFMD migration policy-making
mechanisms? To what extend is climate change affecting
mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa and what are the local responses
for adaptation?

Please find the programme here

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