MIDWA Objectives

MIDWA aims to promote and ensure a continuous dialogue by ECOWAS Member States on Free Movement and migration to:


Strengthen the capacities of ECOWAS Member States and other stakeholders to fully grasp the inherent potential of regular migration for the regional and continental integration and development process.



Foster a common understanding by policy-makers, Senior officials and relevant partners, stakeholders and civil society organization of the causes, dimensions, patterns, future trends and impacts of migration in the ECOWAS sub-region.



Promote the spin-off of concrete actionable projects and initiatives thereby ensuring tangible outcomes of the dialogue.

Promote the conceptualization of more coherent, evidence-based and comprehensive migration policies at the national and regional level.


“Foster mutually benefiting inter-state dialogue and intra-regional cooperation on Free Movement of Persons and Migration at the national, regional and global level”




Strengthen the contribution of ECOWAS Member States to the international dialogue (GFMD, UN-HLD, Rabat Process etc.) by establishing MIDWA as an intermediary between the national and the global level




Foster information exchange and sharing of experiences amongst relevant partners working on migration in West Africa (including the donor community and IO’s, and Civil Society) by establishing a common platform for dialogue


MIDWA Mandate

Promoting regular migration between ECOWAS Member …


MIDWA Objectives

Strengthen the capacities of ECOWAS Member States and other stakeholders…


MIDWA Secreteriat

Prepare and validate the Terms of Reference for all Institutions…


MEMBER STATES

Benin

Benin

The Gambia

Benin

Liberia

Benin

Senegal

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Mali

Mali

Niger

Niger

Ghana

Ghana

Cote D’Ivoire

Cote D’Ivoire

Togo

Togo

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde


Guinea

Guinea


Nigeria

Nigeria



MEMBER STATES

Benin

Benin

The Gambia

Benin

Liberia

Benin

Senegal

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Mali

Mali

Niger

Niger

Ghana

Ghana

Cote D’Ivoire

Cote D’Ivoire

Togo

Togo

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde


Guinea

Guinea


Nigeria

Nigeria



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ECOWAS
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AU
World Border Security Congress
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