IGAD Member States labour migration experts capacity building in collaboration with ITCILO

The FMPT project launched a capacity-building program on labour migration governance in collaboration with ITC-ILO. The training programme targets experts working for Government Ministries, social partners, and other relevant stakeholders with a mandate to facilitate an enabling policy, legal and regulatory framework for labour migration in IGAD countries. Around 40 experts have been appointed as members of the IGAD Labour Migration Experts Reference Group (LMERG), which was launched in November 2019. The indirect beneficiaries are hundreds of thousands of potential and actual migrant workers in the region.

The outcome of the training programme is a policy, legal and regulatory framework for labour migration in the IGAD region that is inspired by the rights-based labour migration approach of the ILO. The knowledge acquired through the program should lead to more effective and evidence-based migration policy advisory services for Governments in the IGAD region.

As part of its objective to build the capacity of key stakeholders on Labour Migration and Mobility Governance in the IGAD region, the ILO FMPT project has been implementing a training programme for the LMERG since 2020. More

The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) has been conducting a blended executive education programme for the LMERG. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the training has been offered online. Building on the knowledge acquired by the LMERG since the beginning of the capacity building activities and also taking into consideration the direct feedbacks received from the members of the LMERG, the ILO FMPT project in collaboration with the ITCILO developed a revised approach to the second phase of the capacity building programme for migration experts in the IGAD region.


E-Learning on Labour Migration Governance and Coherence with Employment Policies
• E-learning on Fair Recruitment Processes for Practitioners
• E-learning Course on Measuring and Analyzing Labour Migration
• E-Academy on Labour Migration