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MIDA: Migration for Development in Africa

Brief me

"Migration for Development in Africa" (MIDA) is a capacity-building programme, which helps to mobilize competencies acquired by African nationals abroad for the benefit of Africa's development.

Based on its long experience in the Return of Qualified African Nationals (RQAN), IOM has launched this new programme to strengthen its capacity building efforts in assisting African countries to benefit from the investment they have made in their nationals. Many African nationals in the diaspora are applying their qualifications and skills in developed countries in Europe and North America. Such qualifications and skills should be brought back into the mainstream of development of the African continent. Through its mobility-based approach, MIDA aims at helping African nationals to directly contribute to the development of their countries of origin.