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[CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 311]
Subject: [CTA - Brussels Office Newsletter N° 311]
Send date: 2012-02-27 18:11:00
Issue #: 127
Content:
Bulletin CTA

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This weblog shares information on key ACP-EU programmes and events
from Brussels relevant to agriculture and rural development in ACP countries.


Date : [DATE]
CTA Brussels Newsletter

 

Main events in the week
  1. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 27/02 to 04/03/2012
  2. The last Brussels Briefing
  3. Launch of Migration Policy Institute Europe
  4. No GMOs, less competitiveness
  5. More complaints on EU rules
  6. Doha issues: Moving in small steps
  7. More EU funding to increase AMISON troop strength
  8. Ministers agree to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR
  9. A strategy to encourage bio-economy
  10. Council of the EU : Durban Conference’s follow-up
  11. Warnings to heed to avoid more victims
  12. Boosting Agricultural Research for Development
  13. EU deepening commitment to stabilising Somalia
  14. Trade officials from LDCs attend WTO course
  15. S.O.S call for sustainable fishing
  16. Iceland's experience: a guidebook for the EU??
  17. Rice cultivation in Africa
  18. Glimmers of hope for Somalia: ACP ambassadors lend their support
  19. FPAs: Perfect scenario for illegal fishing?
  20. EAC Member States on the EPA : Which way will they jump?
  21. EU to Support Conservation Agriculture in Zambia
  22. EU to help speed up development of Nigerian migration management


  1. Main ACP-EU events for the week from 27/02 to 04/03/2012
    2012-02-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development, Aid effectiveness, Environment, Archive, Regional Fisheries, Food Security, Food Policy, ACP-EU Policy

    European Parliament
    -28/29 February: Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
    -28 February/1 March: Foreign Affairs Committee
    -29 February: Development Committee
    -29 February/1 March: International Trade Committee European Council
    European Council
    -1/2 March: European Council Meeting
    Council of Ministers
    -27 February: Foreign Affairs Council
    -28 February: General Affairs Council
    -29 February: COREPER I
    ACP Group
    -28 February: Information session on Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference
    -29 February: Working Group on the Future perspectives of the ACP Group
    -1 March: MDFIP Department.S/C on Trade and Commodity Protocols
    -2 March: 3rd meeting on ACP-EU Dialogue on Migration
    Research events
    -29 February/01 March: Conference on animal welfare
    -28 February: Conference: Ensuring a Comprehensive EU Approach to Crises
    -28 February: Seminar on food security

    You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.




  2. The last Brussels Briefing
    2012-02-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development, ACP-EU Trade

    The last Brussels Briefing on “New challenges and opportunities for pastoralism in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries” took place on 22nd February, 2012. More than 150 ambassadors, policy-makers, NGO representatives and member state delegates followed the discussions. A wider audience followed discussions through a live webstream and participated via email and Twitter.
    A documentation of the conference including a conference report, photos and the video documentation of the briefing will be published here. You can already download the speakers’ PowerPoint presentations and their executive summaries from this page.
    The next Brussels Briefing will focus on "Small island economies: from vulnerabilities to opportunities" and will be held on April 4th, 2012, in the Borschette building of the European Commission.




  3. Launch of Migration Policy Institute Europe
    2012-02-24

    The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe, which is a non-profit, independent research institute that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe, will be launched next week. MPI Europe will host a panel discussion in Brussels, entitled “Rethinking European Identity in the Age of Immigration”.  EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström and former UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke will attend the event.
    The launch of MPI Europe, which provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, is greatly supported by European policy-makers. Particularly, former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs Antonio Vitorino, who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal and Member of the European Parliament, has stated " [all] will benefit from the creation of MIP Europe. Equally, Giuliano Amato, a former Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Italy ,said “[the]Institute, having advised numerous EU presidencies and European governments on immigration and immigrant integration policy, has had a longstanding presence and impact in Europe”.

    Source: Migration Policy Institute


    Link Read more
    Link European Migration overview
    Link Interview ACP Observatory


  4. No GMOs, less competitiveness
    2012-02-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Archive, Food Policy

    According to African Agriculture, even if the latest study on  ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications), which focus on global trends in regards to gene-modified (GM) crops, seems to have better reception, some disagreement remains in Europe.
    EU market is the biggest export market for the African agricultural commodities. However, GM crops for local consumption appear to be an increasingly attractive option for countries in the African continent. The growth of alternative, emerging or/and, non-EU export markets may encourage African countries to adopt Gm crops.
    A recent French research shows the European resistance to higher-yielding and pest-resistant GMO crops may put the region’s farmers at a disadvantage in comparison to those which growing similar GM crops in other parts of the world. Accordingly,  Fabien Lagarde, director at French oilseeds technical institute Cetiom has said, "It's clear that in continents where they have access to these GM techniques, they will go faster than in Europe" .
    The European Commission has approved one GM grain for cultivation, Monsanto’s insect-resistant MON810 maize. But several EU governments have moved to ban it because of their citizens’ fierce opposition.

    Source: African Agriculture


    Link Read more
    Link The GM crops in EU Agriculture
    Link Initiatives heading in the right direction?


  5. More complaints on EU rules
    2012-02-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    EU rules appear to encourage discussion again. As import restrictions have forced 30 staff of a sugar refinery in London into unemployment and resulted in a halting of weekend production, Marina Yannakoudakis,  British MEP advices the European Commission to relax the rules.
    Some of her words say: In the heart of London's docklands, […] is Tate & Lyle's Silvertown sugar refinery. It opened in 1878 and has survived the regeneration of the docklands area […] But this could all be under threat because of inflexible European Union trading restrictions. The refinery in my London constituency has recently been forced to lay off 30 members of staff and stop weekend production because of EU import rules […] Because of the EU's preferential access rules, Tate & Lyle can only buy sugar cane from the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the least developed countries. Due to these restrictions the company has been unable to source sugar cane in the quantities that it needs for the Silvertown refinery.
    “This is distorting the market and unreasonably penalising sugar cane refiners such as Tate & Lyle. The commission needs to see sense and treat sugar cane refiners fairly. It must urgently relax the rules on the imports of sugar cane – while also relaxing the tariffs – […]I shall be lobbying the commission's Directorates-General for Agriculture and Trade to ensure that sugar cane refiners get fair access to raw materials.”

    Source: Public Service Europe


    Link Read more
    Link EU Trade rules
    Link ACP/EU sugar


  6. Doha issues: Moving in small steps
    2012-02-24
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    Director-General Pascal Lamy recently  presented a report to the General Council. Notably, he stated that “the current political environment dictates that the most realistic and practical way forward is to move in small steps, gradually moving forward the parts of the Doha Round which are mature, and re-thinking those where greater differences remain”.

    Mr Lamy said that in practical terms, he has encouraged encouraged all Chairs to informally consult at this stage "to determine what each of their groups can do, step by step, in an informal manner”. Moreover, and in line with his last speech at the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference, he stressed that "all have a collective responsibility to maintain and sustain the multilateral trading system for the future".

    Source: WTO


    Link Read more
    Link The Doha Round
    Link 8th WTO Ministerial Conference


  7. More EU funding to increase AMISON troop strength
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    As we were informing our readers last week, following the visit of the Prime Minister of Somalia the international conference on the future of the country would discuss the proposed increase in active troop strength in the African Union-led Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Both Catherine Ashton and Andris Piebalgs, High Representative and EU Commissioner for Development respectively, who attended the conference, held on February 23, reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to stabilizing Somalia and announced the EU will support AMISOM's crucial work with a further €100 million. “The new funding will support the proposed increase in troop strength agreed by UN Security Council Resolution 2036(2012) adopted on Wednesday 22 February”, Ashton stated.
    The High Representative said the EU is to support the people of Somalia "in their efforts to build a stablepolitical future, to develop their economy and to be able to live in security under the rule of law”. Moreover, she reminded of EU´s comprehensive approach in its Strategic Framework for the Horn of Africa. As CTA already informed, Alex Rondos, who was recently appointed by the council  as EU Special Representative to the region comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda, is playing an active role of coordination, primilarily on Somalia.
    Catherine Asthon concluded: “In the last 5 years, the EU contributed over €1 billion to Somalia. We are willing to continue to support the Somali people on their path to a better future”.

    Source: European Commission/CTA


    Link Read the speech of HR
    Link Glimmers of hope for Somalia
    Link EU deepens commitment


  8. Ministers agree to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    The council has recently adopted conclusions on EUNAVFOR ATALANTA,  EU’s Counter Piracy Operation. Following the Conference on the future of Somalia, which was held in London last week, ministers agreed to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR until December 2014.
    It is important to remember that, since its launch in December 2008, ATALANTA has been escorting the World Food Program (WFP) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) shipments to Somalia, protecting the most vulnerable shipping and deterring, preventing and repressing acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast, thus contributing to the security and economic activity of the countries in the region and of the international community as a whole.

    Source: Council of the European Union


    Link Read more
    Link Operation EUNAVFOR
    Link EU deepening commitment


  9. A strategy to encourage bio-economy
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    Following warnings that point out that  Europe is “too slow and too piecemeal” in developing a sustainable economy, the European Commission has unveiled its strategy to encourage development of the ‘bio-economy’ through investment and innovation.
    According to EurActiv, the EC has announced plans to address food and energy needs as well as promote resource efficiency through a more nimble and sustainable economy. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, commissioner for research, innovation and science, stressed policy actions, either at EU o EU member state’s level, are likely to be launched in isolation.  
    The bio-economy strategy reflects the Commission’s current focus on improving resource efficiency, conserving natural resources and shifting to renewable energy while promoting economic growth.

    Source: EurActiv


    Link Read more
    Link The Strategy
    Link A bioeconomy for Europe


  10. Council of the EU : Durban Conference’s follow-up
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment

    In the course of the 3148th Economic and  Financial Affairs Council meeting, ministers adopted several conclusions on “Climate finance - follow-up to the Durban Conference”. Notably, the Council “commits during 2012 to continue to work together with other countries and relevant stakeholders, on potential pathways for long term finance, including analysing the options for the mobilization of resources from a wide variety of sources, including innovative sources, that may contribute to reaching the long term committed goal of mobilizing jointly US$100 billion per year by 2020 by developed countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation, and the monitoring and reporting of climate financing”.
    Ministers, who welcome the approval of the governing instrument for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), stress that the “Fund is to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change” and “will promote the paradigm shift towards low – emission and climate – resilient development paths by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions”.

    Source: Council of the European Union


    Link Read more
    Link Green Climate Fund
    Link Firm action after Durban


  11. Warnings to heed to avoid more victims
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive, ACP-EU Policy, Aid effectiveness

    According to a report released by OXFAM, entitled Crises in a New World Order,  prospects for the International humanitarian response system do not appear positive. The organisation states in its report that if resources remain unavailable close to disasters and there is a lack of investment to improve preparedness, the number of people affected by crises will increase significantly in coming years.
    The organization recognises that actors such as governments and agencies have improved their emergency-response. However, Oxfam underlines that this is not enough as it is “too little”  and “often determined by the vagaries of media and political interest rather than level of human need”.

    Source: OXFAM


    Link Read more
    Link The report
    Link EU Humanitarian Aid


  12. Boosting Agricultural Research for Development
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Rural development

    With EU support for the Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP), the European Initiative on Agricultural Research for Development EIARD has recently released a second policy brief on Agricultural research for Development . Entitled "Capacity development for agricultural research for development (ARD)", the policy brief is based on a review of the policies, programmes and projects with the aim of strengthening the ARD capacity of fourteen European countries.
    It recommends increasing support to capacity development for ARD, with a stronger focus on organizational and institutional strengthening as opposed to individual training, encouraging more multi-stakeholder initiatives and participatory methods, improving the planning, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of current capacity strengthening initiatives, and giving more attention to encouraging young people, especially women, to enter agriculture as a profession.
    The first policy brief , that was published last November 2011, and focus on  "Making Agricultural Research for Development more pro-poor; improving the accessibility and relevance of ARD results to the poorest".

    Source: PAEPARD


    Link Read more
    Link The report
    Link Know more about EIARD


  13. EU deepening commitment to stabilising Somalia
    2012-02-23
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    Following the visit of the with the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, announced this week that the EU stands ready to provide additional support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The announcement has come, as CTA Brussels was informing previously, of an international conference on the future of Somalia, to take place in London and on the subject of a UN Security Council endorsement of a strengthened AMISOM, a core issue of the last ACP ambassadors meeting.
    Both Catherine Ashton and Andris Piebalgs, High Representative and EU Commissioner for Development respectively, will attend the conference to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to stabilizing Somalia. The EU will therefore contribute to the proposed increase in active troop strength in the African Union-led Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
    President Barroso stated accordingly: "Today, we understand there is a need for an increased number of troops to help secure the country. Ahead of the London Conference, I am happy to say that the EU stands ready to mobilise additional resources to enable an increase in the number of troops, pending a decision of the UN Security Council. Our effort will be substantial but will only cover part of the increased needs so I call on other donors and the international community to step up their assistance."

    Source: European Commission/CTA Brussels


    Link Read more
    Link Press pack:EU actions in Somalia
    Link EU-Somalia framework


  14. Trade officials from LDCs attend WTO course
    2012-02-22
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade

    The WTO recently conducted a three-week Introduction Course for Least-developed Countries (LDCs). Ambassador Van Schreven of the Netherlands opened the course, which was attended by 23 participants from LDCs. Notably, ten of the participants were from countries in the process of accession to the WTO.
    The course, which was held from 30 January to 17 February 2012 in Geneva, dealth with the functions and structure of the WTO, as well as its basic rules and disciplines. Participants were also briefed on the overall WTO work programme, including on the state of play of a number of areas in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations. The development dimension constituted an important element of the programme, which focused on the negotiating priorities of LDCs.

    Source: WTO


    Link Read more
    Link Doha Development Agenda
    Link EU-LDCs


  15. S.O.S call for sustainable fishing
    2012-02-22

    According to a recent study conducted by researchers from Canada, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, cold water tuna is the species hardest hit by exploitation as results show that their numbers have shrunk by 80%.T he findings suggest that boosting hauls could continue to be a risky act, and that any global fishing effort must be followed with a great deal of care as demand continues to grow.
    María Joé Juan-Jordá lead author of the University of A Coruña in Spain stresses the results show a global situation of tuna populations that differs from bleaker past interpretations and that 'there are worrying factors that regional fishing organisations should solve in order to ensure a sustainable future is these fisheries'. Notably, she points out that “fishing management organisations must not just use their resources to manage high-value species, such as large tuna, but also for species of lower economic value, which are important as they are a big source of protein for many developing countries.”
    Commenting on what needs to done to ensure the species' sustainability, co-author, Professor Juan Freire of A Coruña University, says: “Serious efforts and effective action are needed to reduce global overfishing, to recover overexploited populations and regulate trade that endangers them. Only then can we guarantee bigger catches, stable financial profits, and reduce our impact on marine ecosystems.”

    Source: European Commission


    Link Read more
    Link EU seeks to protect Mediterranean tuna
    Link Species at risk


  16. Iceland's experience: a guidebook for the EU??
    2012-02-22
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Regional Fisheries

    Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland to the EU, recently told EurActiv that the common fisheries policies have not been successful in fulfilling its objective and “and that's why [these] are being revisited and reformed. Speaking of Iceland he stated “[…] there is not wrong that we come with our experience and say that we have more experience in this field than the EU".
    Notably, he highlighted that Iceland had fish stocks that are sustainable, and that the country had “been working for years to build sustainable fisheries”. Ibsen also pointed out that this has turned out to be effective economically as “fishing operations are run by business”. “They have to  survive on the market and this is being matched with what fish stocks can support in terms of catches”, he added.
    As we have been informing previously, the EU's fisheries policy is undergoing a deep reform. According to the EU Commission. In 2011, the Commission presented its proposals for the reform of the EU common fisheries policy and during 2012, the proposals will be discussed in the European Parliament and in the Council. The reformed common fisheries policy (CFP) will enter into force in 2013.

    Source: EurActiv


    Link Read more
    Link The reform
    Link Iceland: a Success Story


  17. Rice cultivation in Africa
    2012-02-21
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, Rural development

    In Africa the rice cultivars used in the experimental and smallholder farming initiatives are imported  and, in some cases, specially adapted commercial cultivars. According to Southern Times, this is to the advantage of the providers of the seeds and makes farmers ever dependent on their supplies and their prices, as it leaves both the smallholder farmers and the rural commercial farmers with little alternative in case the supply chain breaks down. Research and use of traditional varieties have been abandoned in favor of the varieties proposed by the generous foreign donors.
    Though to most of the world, rice connotes Asia and the vast agriculture of Far Eastern river deltas, Southern Times raises awareness of the rice cultivation in Africa and lists some of its advantages. As farms that grow substantial stands of African rice are few, the prospects don’t appear positive. If this market develops there, “it seems likely that African rice will survive as a commercial crop”.

    Source: Southern Times


    Link Read more
    Link Rice's revival supported by the EU
    Link Genetic diversity in rice production


  18. Glimmers of hope for Somalia: ACP ambassadors lend their support
    2012-02-21
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Policy

    As we announced previously, Somali Prime Minister H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali visited Brussels and spoke to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) this week.  The Somali Prime Minister explained the current state of affairs in Somalia to the ambassadors and addressed efforts being made to cope with security and nation-building concerns. Moreover, as was to be expected, he called for support regarding the London-Somali conference, also scheduled later this week.
    Brussels witnessed one of the most eagerly awaited meetings of ACP ambassadors. Following the speech of the H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, ambassadors from Kenya, Djibuti and Uganda, among others, welcomed his updates on Somalia and stressed the importance of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
    The Somali Prime Minister also drew attention to the humanitarian situation as,  amid sociopolitical instability, famine has been ravaging the country in recent years. He condluded stating the situation in Somalia must and will change soon.

    CTA


    Link Know more about AMISON
    Link London-Somalia Conference
    Link The EU and Somalia


  19. FPAs: Perfect scenario for illegal fishing?
    2012-02-21

    According to WorldFishing, the so-called FPAs (Fisheries Partnership Agreements), may be creating the perfect scenario for illegal fishing activities.In the course of the 7th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, which recently took place  in London, UK fisheries minister Richard Benyon said that  European policy makers are concerned about some of the FPAs between the EU and African countries. Additionally,  Mr Benyon hoped the expected reforms of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) address these failings.
    Notably, UK fisheries minister stressed: “[…] we must prove the evidence upon which FPAs are based, ensuring that there’s good analysis and monitoring of the stocks in third-countries […] The control at EU level must be equivalent to that of vessels fishing in EU waters. This will help us to prevent the IUU activities of EU vessels in other waters.

    Source: WorldFishing


    Link Read more
    Link EU Bilateral agreements
    Link The Forum on IIU Fishing


  20. EAC Member States on the EPA : Which way will they jump?
    2012-02-21
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : ACP-EU Trade, ACP-EU Policy

    As we have been informing our readers in recent weeks, the EPA issue ensures that EAC members states do not go unnoticed.  According to recent reports, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has noted that there are three options on the table for the EACs to choose from, as the negotiations on the EPA will enter their final round next month.
    The first option would be for Kenya alone to sign the EPA. However, Mr. Mkapa warns that if the country moves in this direction, “it would devastate the EAC Customs Union” as Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda might refuse to open up their markets to Kenya and thereby avoid EU goods flooding into their markets.
    The second option would be for all EAC members to sign the EPA. According to the East African, in such a case developing countries in the World Trade Organisation would have to cut their tariffs to zero for at least 80 per cent of trade with the EU. Mkapa has said this would have far-reaching ramifications for the ability of the region to industrialise.
    The third option is for EAC member states to walk away from the EPA. Although Mkapa has recognised that this option could be detrimental to Kenya, as it might lose its preferential position with the EU vis-a-vis flowers, he has stressed the importance of opening up the EAC market to the EU and the real danger of not being able to industrialise in the future.
    The EU represents an important trade partner for the EAC region, with around $4.8 billion of imports from the EU – mainly oil products, medicines, machinery and mechanical equipment, cars, aircraft and electrical appliances – and around $3.18 billion of exports to the EU – mainly coffee, tea, fresh cut flowers – as per 2010 trade data.

    Source: The East African


    Link Read more
    Link End of market access?
    Link The Flower Cluster in Kenya


  21. EU to Support Conservation Agriculture in Zambia
    2012-02-21
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Environment, Rural development, ACP-EU Policy

    The EU will spend over 11.1 million euros in support of conservation agriculture in Zambia between 2013 and 2016, benefiting 19,572 farmers from 30 districts. According to the EU Head of Delegation in Zambia, Kirsi Pekuri, this support was needed as the conservation agriculture has the potential to significantly reduce poverty among households in the southern African nation.
    Mr Pekuri underlines that the fight against poverty, reaching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets and food security are “key focus areas of EU's development cooperation”. Speaking of conservation agriculture he said:  “[this] approach is further linked to some of the most central topics of our days such as climate. It is in fact a mitigation measure against negative effects of the climate change".
    The new project, which is estimated at 5.8 million euros, will involve overcoming challenges posed by limited mechanization in land preparation, weed control, pest management, post harvest handling and transportation of produce to markets.


    Link Read more
    Link EU delegation in Zambia
    Link Unlocking rural potential


  22. EU to help speed up development of Nigerian migration management
    2012-02-21
    NEWSLETTER_CATEGORIES : Archive

    The EU will provide a total sum of €20 million to fund the 'Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria’ programme. The project, which has been designed in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria , will address key challenges in the management of both regular and irregular migration flows. Notably, this initiative will be financed through the European Development Fund.
    According to The Moment, the overall objective of the project is to reinforce the government’s capacity  to maximise the development potential of migration management. The project will then focus on   strengthening the capacity of key institutions involved therein, improving the overall governance of the sector in terms of policy coherence and the use of evidence-based instruments.

    Source: All Africa/ The Moment


    Link Read more
    Link The EU and Nigeria
    Link Nigeria: Facts and figures



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