Workshop on mainstreaming Labour Migration in active labour market policies held in Rabat Morocco, from 11 -14th of March 2019

In the context of the project “Supporting the social and professional reintegration of North African return migrants “(SURE), the ITCILO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour of Morocco, held a 4 day workshop in Rabat entitled “Mainstreaming Labour Migration into Active Labour Market Policies in Morocco”.  This course was designed for key public institutions with mandate over labour migration in Morocco, and particularly the Ministry of Labour and Professional Integration, the Ministry for Moroccans Residing Abroad and for Migration Affairs, the National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC), the Entraide Nationale, the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad, and the Office for Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT).  The course brought these important stakeholders together with the objective of strengthening their capacities on mainstreaming labour migration into employment and vocational training policies, while taking into account the specific challenges faced by women migrants throughout the migration cycle. More specifically, the course aimed to enhance the capacity of participants in identifying the possibilities of integrating migration into active labour market policies in Morocco, developing policy coherence indicators at different stages of the policy life cycle and at different levels of governance, as well as identifying the main areas of convergence between migration and employment and vocational training policies.

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.