Migration, mobility and employment
The MME Partnership aims to provide comprehensive responses to the issues of Migration, Mobility and Employment, in the interest of all partners, with the particular objectives to create more and better jobs for Africa and to better manage migration flows. Better management of migration and stimulation of employment are essential elements of strategies against poverty and other national development and co-development strategies in African countries. The benefits of international migration must be maximized for all partners. In this context, the fight against trafficking in human beings is a major priority.
Building on the achievements of the first action plan, a second Action Plan identifies the areas of cooperation for the years 2011-2013. In addition, higher education appears as a more visible and integrated part of this partnership. The new action plan has two main strands: (a) enhancing dialogue, and (b) identifying and implementing concrete actions.
Supporting African development through UK based small and Diaspora organisations
The ‘Common Ground initiative’ aims at increasing funding for small and diaspora organisations based in the UK and supporting development in Africa. With over £20 million made available for grants from 2009 to 2012, the Common Ground Initiative is one of the most important government-funded diaspora support programmes in Europe.