Dakar (Agenzia Fides) - Senegal will host a regional meeting on intra and inter-regional migration in Africa, promoted by the Migration et Développement de la Société Civile en Afrique Network (MADE Afrique). According to the statement sent to Agenzia Fides, the meeting will take place on 3 and 4 October in Dakar. The role of civil society in the protection of migrants' rights will be the main point of discussion.
The issues to be discussed: The procedures that ensure mobility in different regions of Africa; recognition of the role of civil society in the implementation and monitoring of free movement agreements; developments of the action plan of La Vallette (adopted by the European Union in November 2015 to tackle immigration) and the role civil society has.
Participants come from the Countries of West and Central Africa, from Maghreb and Europe, representing organizations for human rights, for development, for work and different migrant organizations and of the diaspora, public authorities and many international organizations.
MADE Afrique is run by Caritas Senegal, which is part of the Migration and Development of Civil Society Network, created by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 28/09/2016)