7 December 2018

Marrakech - ECA to Hold Event On Operationalizing the Global Compact On Migration in Africa Through Data and Research

Photo: Lucas Chandellier/IOM
Migrants receiving assistance from the IOM in Senegal (file photo).

Marrakech — The dearth of empirical data on African migration has resulted in programmatic and policy responses that are based on negative public perceptions rather than an understanding of the real situation on the ground. The Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration (GCM), recognizes that data and research will be critical in the implementation and follow-up reviews of the Compact. In this regard, the proposed African Observatory for Migration and Development aims to contribute to enhanced capacity of African countries to analyze migration data and integrate it in national censuses and other policy instruments.

Co-organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the German Development Institute, this GCM side event will discuss strategies for creating effective partnerships at the sub regional and regional levels, and beyond, to enhance the production of evidence-based narratives on African migration.

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What: Operationalizing the Global Compact on Migration in Africa through Data and Research

When: Saturday 8 December 2018 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Where: Atlas Room 1, Palmeraie Golf Palace, Marrakech

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