MIDWA Secretariat Activities


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MIDWA Activities

The MIDWA secretariat gives operational and technical support to the Directorate of Free Movement and is hosted at the ECOWAS Commission with the support of IOM. The Secretariat’s tasks which is under the overall guidance of the Chair-in-Office/Steering Committee- includes the following:

  • Elaboration of a draft multi-annual Action Plan and working modalities to be endorsed at the first Ministerial Meeting;
  • Draft annual work plans which includes concrete objectives/targets to be achieved by the MIDWA thematic work groups;
  • Coordinate all logistical and technical aspects of MIDWA meetings and provide operational and technical support with the substantive preparations, including the thematic discussions, agenda, reports, studies and relevant background documentation of meetings.
  • Elaboration of meeting agendas, drafting of invitation letters, preparation and in time distribution of the necessary background documents for the meetings;
  • Identify and ensure the participation of experts as resource persons for thematic MIDWA meetings which is organized once a year or as may be deemed necessary, where deliberation is done upon identified thematic areas and comprehensive recommendations developed to the ECOWAS Commission, for onward submission to the Ministerial meeting for consideration and adoption;
  • Maintain operational contacts with other RCPs and international partners;
  • Serve as the reference point of contact among participating countries and maintain an updated list of national focal points for MIDWA;
  • Support fundraising for MIDWA by maintaining a pro-active contact with all existing and potential donors of MIDWA;
  • Provide support for MIDWA follow-up activities and MIDWA related initiatives and projects; and
  • Ensure sharing of all relevant information with Members and Observers, including through the hosting and maintenance of the MIDWA the webpage.



MIDWA Secretariat Activities

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Governance Structure

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MIDWA Ogarnogram

The various structures and hierachy of MIDWA…


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



NON-MEMBER STATE

Mauritania

Mauritania





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