Strengthening National capacity to Manage Organized Labour and to Mobilize Diaspora

IOM aims to reinforce the capacity of the International Labour Migration Desk (ILMD) and enhance the impact of migration on national development by engaging the diaspora in contributing to development activities. To achieve this, the Labour Migration and Diaspora Mobilization team work closely with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity (FMLP) and the Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS) respectively.

IOM aims to support the FMLP in areas including: advocacy for the formal adoption of the Labour migration policy, provision of targeted capacity building and organizational support, technical upgrade for the ILMD’s Information Technology platform (the Nigerian Labour Exchange (NELEX)) and by strengthening bilateral dialogue and cooperation on labour migration between Nigeria and countries of origin and destination within and outside the West African region.