AFDB supports Intra-african Talent Mobility Flagship Program
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."