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
Promoting regular migration between ECOWAS Member …
Strengthen the capacities of ECOWAS Member States and other stakeholders…
Prepare and validate the Terms of Reference for all Institutions…