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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Towards Free Movement and Transhumance in the IGAD region

The overall objective of the project is to facilitate the free movement of persons and improve regular labour migration and mobility in the IGAD region in order to enhance regional economic integration, stability and development.

Considering the progress achieved, in June 2020 the project was topped up with an amount of €5 million. This will help promoting inter-regional legal migration further, while enhancing orderly cross-border mobility and migration, regional economic integration, and regional development.

Main objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:

(I) to support the process of adoption, ratification and domestication of the IGAD Protocols on Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance by IGAD Member States upon their adoption by IGAD Council of Ministers, along with complementary measures to implement them; and

(II) to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work for migrant workers in the region.


Intergovernmental Authority on Development

EUR 6 800 000

Towards Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region - Direct Grant to IGAD


EU Delegation Djibouti

EUR 16 809

Verification mission of ILO


OIT - ILO - Organisation Internationale du Travail - International Labour Organization

EUR 6 000 000

Free Movement of persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region - Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility (ILO)

Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
Region and Country
  • Horn of Africa
  • Regional Horn of Africa
  • Greater economic and employment opportunities
  • Improved migration management
  • Strengthening resilience of communities
  • Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  • OIT - ILO - Organisation Internationale du Travail - International Labour Organization

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Poultry unit in Kalobeyei settlement Village 2.  ©Francis Ekiru/FAOKE
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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is implementing the EU Trust Fund-funded project in Kalobeyei, which in addition to providing chickens to households, supported the establishment of two poultry production units managed by refugees.

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