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Migration Dialogue: Mixed Migratory Flows From the Horn to South Africa

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

From 5-7 November 2013, senior government representatives from Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa, as well as representatives from IOM and UNHCR, came together in Zanzibar to discuss the challenges associated with mixed migratory flows from the Horn to South Africa through Kenya and Tanzania. This, one-of-a-kind ‘Migration Dialogue’, convened by IOM Tanzania through funding from the government of Japan gave government representatives and other stakeholders a platform to discuss cross-regional migration challenges.

IOM Tanzania interviewed on Choice FM

Friday, October 24, 2014

For the 2014 edition of UN week, IOM Tanzania's deputy representative Tamara Keating was interviewed on Choice FM – Tanzania’s number one youth radio station’s- on the live morning show.

IOM participates in Tanzania's first-ever Diaspora Conference

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“It is both necessary and desirable that governments have policies in place to maximize the positive relationship between migration and development, through engagement with the diaspora.” urged IOM Tanzania’s Chief of Mission, Mr. Damien Thuriaux at Tanzania’s first-ever Diaspora Conference. Mr.

Tanzania marks the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Friday, August 1, 2014

To mark the first ever World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the 30th of July, IOM joined the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in an educational outreach programme organized for students from selected schools in Dar es Salaam.

Migrant Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) successfully installed at Kabanga OSBP

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tanzanian immigration officials successfully installed the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at Kabanga One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at the Tanzanian-Burundian border. This was the result of the excellent partnership and close cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Tanzania Immigration Services Department (TISD). IOM, the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, has invested in developing Border Management Information Systems (BMIS) to respond to the challenges of border and migration management globally.

IOM Tanzania assists 8 stranded Madagascans to voluntarily return home

Monday, July 7, 2014

IOM Tanzania has assisted eight stranded Madagascan migrants to voluntarily return to their homes. The migrants were on a journey from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, to Nosy Be, a small Madagascan Island in the Indian Ocean, when their boat was swept by a storm and capsized. The Madagascans were found and rescued by Tanzania’s Coastal Guards at Mtwara Seaport, Tanzania.

IOM Holds Workshop to Promote the Engagement of Women in the Diaspora for the Development of Tanzania

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The two-day workshop will take place in Zanzibar on 25th and 26th June 2014. It will explore a number of topics, including the organization of women in the Diaspora, their contributions in the form of knowledge and skills transfer as well as remittances, current challenges and priorities for women in the Diaspora and how their contributions to development in Tanzania can be maximized.

IOM and Ministry of East African Cooperation conduct successful workshop on the EAC Common Market Protocol

Monday, June 23, 2014

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry for East African Cooperation (MEAC) organized a three-day workshop on the implementation of the Common Market Protocol from 5-7 May, 2014.

40 immigration officials trained to register migrants in Western Tanzania

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2nd- 6th JUNE 2014, IOM Tanzania is in Kagera conducting a training for a group of 40 Tanzanian immigration officials on the application of the biometric registration system recently created by IOM in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Immigration Services Department. The planned registration of migrants in Western Tanzania comes as a response to the migration crisis resulting from last year’s sudden expulsions of irregular migrants in that region.

Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

Friday, May 30, 2014

Description: As the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears in 2015, the international community is faced with both the challenge and the opportunity of formulating the next global development agenda.  Although migration was not factored into the MDGs, it plays an integral role in the most crucial development questions facing the world today, including: how to generate inclusive growth and create employment for a growing world population; how to manage new global risks, such as vulnerability to shocks and disasters, and adaptation to climate change; and how to m