Labour Migration Trends and Statistics: A Training Module on “Labour Mobility”

News | 31 March 2022
Cairo (ILO News)- As part of the “Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa” (THAMM) programme activities in Egypt, a training module on “Labour Mobility” adapted by the IOM, GIZ and ILO was held from 27 to 30 March 2022 in Cairo, Egypt.

The module targeted representatives from ministries and governmental and non-governmental agencies such as the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of State for Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Office of Prosecutor General, National Centre for Judicial Studies, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, National Council for Women, The National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons, The Egyptian Red Crescent and Al-Shehab Foundation.

It was facilitated by independent experts, The American University in Cairo’s Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies (AUC/CMRS) instructors and staff from the three agencies.

The module presented different topics related to labour migration trends and statistics, in addition to tackling the skills dimension of labour migration. It also tackled international standards on labour migration data along with the different tools and guidelines available on the protection of migrant workers, including the IOM and ILO’s approaches to ethical and fair recruitment.

The module also covered the operational aspect of labour mobility, which was presented by GIZ with a case study on the pilot mobility scheme between Egypt and Germany, currently being implemented as part of the THAMM programme’s specific objectives.

The labour migration module falls within a larger certification on migration governance, which is provided by the IOM in Egypt, in partnership with the AUC/CMRS. The certificate aims to build the capacity of national partners working on migration related issues in the MENA region. It runs this year from January to June 2022.

The THAMM programme is funded by the European Union with co-funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).