Migration Crisis: 2nd International Conference of African NGOs kicks off

The Italian rescue ship Vos Prudence run by NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) arrives in the early morning of July 14, 2017, in the port of Salerno carrying 935 migrants, including 16 children and 7 pregnant women rescued from the Mediterranean sea. / AFP PHOTO / CARLO HERMANN (Photo credit should read CARLO HERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2nd International Conference of African NGOs, members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) began, today, Monday in Algiers, with the participation of about 300 representatives of 30 African countries who will discuss the migration crisis in Africa.


Co-organized by the African Parliament, the civil society and the National Association of Youth Exchanges (ANEJ), in collaboration with the Collective of African Students in Algeria “Initiative Agenda 2063”, this event is placed under the theme: “Partnership public-private civil society for entrepreneurship and youth employability, innovation and inclusive and sustainable industrialization, “organizers said.

This conference takes place in a particular context where Africa faces many challenges such as; the fight against poverty, unemployment, social inequalities, global warming, irregular migration and the flight of elites and capital.

It is in this spirit that the organizers intend to share the actions and resources of the state, economic and civil society actors of the continent to define a common strategy in the face of the migration crisis by determining the roles and responsibilities of each of the actors.

The Algiers conference is also aimed at “strengthening interstate exchanges and cooperation between African countries,” the organizers pointed out, adding that participants will have to draw up recommendations to guarantee ” the sustainability of regulations, policies and development strategies.

Regarding the expected participation, the initiators announced the presence of representatives of African NGOs members of Ecosoc, many actors of African civil society, members of the scientific, academic community, representatives of government institutions and international and regional organizations.

The African Union, through its Center for Studies and Research on Terrorism (CAERT), is also associated with this event during which experts from the organization will address the issue of the fight against radicalization and violence movements affecting some African countries.






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