The regional project Better Migration Management (BMM) is implemented within the framework of the Khartoum Process. The programme aims at improving migration management in the region, and in particular to address the trafficking and smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa through 4 areas of intervention: 1) Policy Harmonisation, 2) Capacity Building, 3) Protection, 4) Awareness Raising:

  1. To strengthen national governments in pursuing a whole of government approach to migration and border governance with the aim to effectively address trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, thus allowing for regional policy harmonization and cooperation in accordance with the relevant international conventions and standards as well as regional policy frameworks
  2. To strengthen the capacity of all institutions and agencies responsible for migration and border management
  3. To improve the identification, assistance and protection for Victims of Trafficking (Of victims of trafficking (VoT)) and vulnerable migrants, especially women and children, in the Horn of Africa
  4. To raise awareness of alternative livelihood options including safe migration It is funded with €40 million from the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) HoA-Window and co-funded with €6 million from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

It runs over a period of 3,5 years from April 2016 to September 2019 and it is implemented by a partnership of European and international organisations, coordinated by GIZ in a consortium with the British Council, Civipol, Expertise France, IOM, Italian ministry of Interior and UNODC.

The project covers Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia,  as well as Uganda , and can facilitate regional activities in Egypt and Tunisia (in bold: members of the Khartoum Process).

The ultimate beneficiaries of BMM are potential and actual migrants, victims of trafficking and smuggling and other vulnerable groups such as children and women.

Key to the programme is the alignment with existing mechanisms and initiatives of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

For a list of relevant documents, please visit the website of the EU Trust Fund.

BMM Newsletters can be found here:

February 2019 issue

October 2018 issue

March 2018 issue

November 2017 issue

December 2016 issue