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Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Consultative Process on Migration (IGAD-RCP)

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Consultative Process on Migration or IGAD-RCP (also known as the Migration Dialogue for the IGAD Region or MiD-IGAD) aims to promote the common position of the IGAD Member States and African Union (AU) as provided in the AU's Migration Policy Framework. Furthermore, it aims to facilitate regional dialogue and co-operation in migration management amongst IGAD Member States by:

  • Fostering greater understanding and policy coherence in migration;
  • Strengthening regional institutional and technical capacities to implement the Migration Policy Framework for Africa, the African Common Position on Migration and Development, the Joint Africa-EU Declaration on Migration and Development and other AU and IGAD policies on migration; and
  • Improving inter-state and intra-regional cooperation on migration management among countries of origin, transit and destination.
    • Progress toward formulation and harmonization at the national and IGAD level of legislation, policies and practices in the following areas: (i) Legal/Labour migration management; (ii) Irregular migration, trafficking and smuggling, and border management; and (iii) Migration and development matters.
Project Date
Type of Project
Lead implementing organization/s
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat
African Union Commission
International Organization for Migration
Geographic Scope
Sub Regions
Eastern Africa
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
GCM Objectives

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