KAMPALA – With funds from the Better Migration Management Programme (BMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM) has developed a Pre-Departure Training/Orientation curriculum and Migrants Handbook for Ugandan workers heading out to the Gulf countries.
The two documents were validated at a workshop organized by IOM Uganda and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on Tuesday.
They are part of BMM’s broader drive to keep migration safe and prevent trafficking.
The curriculum, according to officials will help training centers better-prepare migrating Ugandan workers for roles and life and in the destination countries.
“Document is a revision and update of the 2015 version, benchmarked against countries like Kenya and the Philippines,” said IOM, adding that, “The Migrant Handbook will equip migrants with basic information about travel, the various GCC countries and important contact numbers critical to migrants.”
BMM is a regional multi-partner programme co-funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is coordinated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, or German Agency for International Cooperation). IOM is one of the implementing partners in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
BMM’s overall objective is to enable countries and institutions to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration, and address and reduce trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in and from the Horn of Africa region using a human rights-based approach.