Launch of first SURE workshop in Morocco

On 17, 18 and 20 December 2018, the Training Institute of the Ministry of Labour and Occupational Integration (MTIP) in Rabat, Morocco, hosted a South-South workshop dedicated to improving the governance of migration for employment in Africa and the Arab countries. His Excellency Mohamed Yatim, Minister of Labour and Professional Integration of Morocco inaugurated the workshop.

This workshop, organized jointly by the MTIP (International Cooperation and Training Institute), the International Labour Organization (Algiers Office for North Africa, International Training Centre of Turin, and MIGRANT), and the Arab Labour Organization, aimed to facilitate the “creation of a space for reflection, training and exchange of good practices”.

Its target audience was high-ranking officials from the labour ministries responsible for migration issues. Eleven countries were represented (North Africa, West Africa and Central Africa): Cameroon, Egypt, Guinea, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, Palestine, Qatar, and Senegal.

The workshop was a first step in a long-term capacity-building plan, designed for the actors in charge of the governance of labour migration.

At the heart of this plan is the development of an innovative training offer, in line with international labour and migration standards, but also with the specific needs identified by the actors in the South. This training offer will rely on a network of trainers and experts drawn from the pool of the best research and training institutes in developing countries, in order to consolidate South-South partnerships and to increase the capacity of these countries to mobilize and cultivate the talent available within them.