On 12 – 13 July 2022, Kenya, with Germany as co-host, welcomed delegates from Khartoum Process partner countries and organisations to Mombasa, Kenya, for a Thematic Meeting (TM) on Legal Pathways: Talent and Skills Mobility Partnerships to Match Labour Market Needs. This meeting built on the successful outcomes of the TM on Legal Frameworks and Policy Development: Optimising the Benefits of Organised Labour Migration hosted by Egypt in 2019, narrowing down the focus of the extensive topic of labour migration, to explore specifically the matter of talent and skills mobility partnerships to match labour market needs.
The meeting objectives were to:
- Establish a conceptual framework for discussions on enhancing the effectiveness of skills mobility partnerships;
- Share experiences on practices and procedures at the national and regional level on labour migration governance in general and skills mobility in particular;
- Understand the constraints of governments in the formulation of policies that promote easy, safe and predictable pathways for migration;
- Identify areas in national and regional policies and frameworks that need improvement to promote better cooperation on talent and skills mobility;
- Propose recommendations for further implementation.