AFDB sup­ports In­tra-african Tal­ent Mo­bil­ity Flag­ship Pro­gram

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For the first time, the Global Fo­rum on Mi­gra­tion and Devel­op­ment (GFMD) took place in Africa. This year's fo­rum on "en­hanc­ing the hu­man devel­op­ment of mi­grants and their con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment of com­mu­ni­ties and states" was held in Mau­ri­tius on Novem­ber 21-22 2012. It fo­cused on la­bor mo­bil­ity and be­yond-the-bor­der skills as well as jobs for African youth.

Dur­ing a ses­sion on Plat­form for Part­ner­ships, AfDB's Hu­man Devel­op­ment De­part­ment an­nounced its sup­port to the Mau­ri­tian-led pi­lot flag­ship pro­gram on in­traAfrican tal­ent mo­bil­ity. The Bank also pre­sented the Mi­gra­tion and Devel­op­ment Fund which aims to pro­mote and sup­port lo­cal ini­tia­tives and those from the di­as­pora in or­der to op­ti­mize the trans­fer of funds and the use of re­mit­tances.

The pi­lot pro­gram on in­traAfrican tal­ent mo­bil­ity is in line with the bank's hu­man cap­i­tal devel­op­ment strat­egy draft as well as with its long term strat­egy which said peo­ple need to be able to move across bor­ders to ex­plore trade op­por­tu­ni­ties and mar­kets. The Bank will pro­mote le­gal and reg­u­la­tory frame­works that fa­cil­i­tate move­ments of la­bor and cap­i­tal tai­lor­ing its in­ter­ven­tions with re­gion­al­ism in mind."

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