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Workshop Côte d’Ivoire

Strengthening the capacities on migration, development, remittances transfer, and diaspora engagement for homeland development for the staff of the Direction Générale de la Diaspora (DGD) (Directorate General of the Diaspora) of the Ministry of in partnership with Expertise France under the CRPM (Cadre Regional sur les Politiques Migratoires) 

      • Objectives of the capacity-building workshop in Cote d’Ivoire  

    Through the CRPM Project, the African Centre for the Study and Research on Migration (ACSRM) provided capacity building and training on Migration, Remittances Transfer, Diaspora, and Development issues to the staff of the Direction Générale de la Diaspora (DGD)) of the State Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, and Diaspora. 

    The objective of the workshop held in Cote d’Ivoire from 23 to 24 June 2023 was to strengthen the capacities of the staff from the General Directorate on Diasporas (“Direction Générale de la Diaspora (DGD)) on policies and measures to maximize Ivorian diasporas’ contribution to homeland development. 

    The specific objectives (S.0.) and expected outcomes (E.O.) of the workshop were the following: 

        • S.O. 1: Enhance DGD staff’s knowledge and capacities about the Migration and Development nexus and remittance transfer issues. 

          • E.O. 1.1.: A better understanding of Migration and Development nexus and remittance transfer. 

            • S.O. 2: Serve as a platform for dialogue, exchange of good practices, and sharing experiences for the Direction Générale de la Diaspora (DGD) following the team building held in May 2023. 

              • E.O. 2.1.: A dynamic and stimulating exchange and participation among DGD staff to enable a better understanding of the policy options, measures, and good practices and lessons learned on mobilizing Ivorian diasporas for national development and maximizing the development potential of remittances transfer.

            Ibrahima Amadou Dia, Director of the ACSRM provided the training. Participants have shown genuine enthusiasm on this topic and provided significant inputs in identifying national priorities on diaspora engagement for national development.

            In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Karamoko Gouassou, Director General of the Diaspora, recalled the utmost importance of the topics “migration and development,” “remittances transfer,” “diaspora mobilization for national development,” and “highly skilled international migration for the Ivorian government. Mr. Gouassou underlined some of the significant initiatives carried out by the Ivorian government directed at the Ivorian diaspora. He recalled the conclusions of the Ivorian Forum on Diaspora held in France. He also stressed remittance and knowledge transfer’s fundamental role in national development. Finally, he underscored the importance of this capacity-building workshop to enhance DGD staff’s capacities on remittance transfer, skilled international migration, and diaspora mobilization and engagement strategy for national development. 

            Documents to download

            June 2023

            Causes Migration internationale Ivoirienne

            June 2023

            Compte rendu mission Cameroun Cote d'Ivoire

            June 2023

            Meeting report Capacity building Cameroon-Cote d'Ivoire

            June 2023

            Migration internationale competences

            June 2023

            Mobilisation engage diaspora

            June 2023

            Transferts fond potentiel development

            June 2023

            Note conceptuelle Cote d'Ivoire

            June 2023

            Concept note capacity building workshop cote d'Ivoire

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