The Mukosolu Chinwike-Okereke African Migration Advocacy Project (MUKOCAMAP) is a regional advocacy initiative of African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) Enugu, Nigeria  created in honour the Late Wife of the Founder and CEO of AFRILAW  who died in March 10, 2021 as the Principal Inspector of Immigration of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

The Aim and Strategic Objective of MUKOCAMAP is to advocate and promote dignified, safe and orderly migration including Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) wellbeing for a better African society.

The Thematic Focus of MUKOCAMAP includes:

 

  • Trafficking in Persons and Human Smuggling
  • Modern Slavery and Forced Labour
  • Migration/Refugees/IDPs and Development/SDGs
  • Migration/Refugees/IDPs, Gender and Human Rights
  • Migration/Refugees/IDPs and Climate Change
  • Migration/Refugees/IDPs and Crises, Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Refugees, IDPs and Asylum Seekers
  • Migration/Refugees/IDPs Law and Policy Reform
  • Migration, Border Governance and Management
  • Migrant/Refugees/IDPs Protection and Assistance
  • UN Global Compact on Migration (UN GCM)
The UN Global Compact on Migration 23 Key Objectives and Commitments include:

1. Collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies.

2.    Minimize the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country of origin.

3.    Provide accurate and timely information at all stages of migration.

4.    Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and adequate documentation.

5.    Enhance availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration.

6.    Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment and safeguard conditions that ensure decent work.

7.    Address and reduce vulnerabilities in migration.

8.    Save lives and establish coordinated international efforts on missing migrants.

9.    Strengthen the transnational response to smuggling of migrants.

10. Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration.

11. Manage borders in an integrated, secure and coordinated manner.

12. Strengthen certainty and predictability in migration procedures for appropriate screening, assessment and referral.

13. Use migration detention only as a measure of last resort and work towards alternatives.

14. Enhance consular protection, assistance and cooperation throughout the migration cycle.

15. Provide access to basic services for migrants.

16. Empower migrants and societies to realize full inclusion and social cohesion.

17. Eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote evidence-based public discourse to shape perceptions of migration.

18. Invest in skills development and facilitate mutual recognition of skills, qualifications and competences.

19. Create conditions for migrants and diasporas to fully contribute to sustainable development in all countries.

20. Promote faster, safer and cheaper transfer of remittances and foster financial inclusion of migrants.

21. Cooperate in facilitating safe and dignified return and readmission, as well as sustainable reintegration.

22. Establish mechanisms for the portability of social security entitlements and earned benefits.

23. Strengthen international cooperation and global partnerships for safe, orderly and regular migration. 

More concretely, a total of 7SDGs targets refer explicitly to mobility and people on the move:

  • Target 5.2 to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation,
  • Target 8.7 to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery, and human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms,
  • target 8.8 to protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment,
  • target 10.7 to facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies,
  • target 10.c to reduce by 2030 to less than 3% the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5%, target,
  • target 16.2 to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children and
  • target 17.8 to enhance by 2020 capacity building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts.

MUKOCAMAP will be collaborating and partnering with the UNODC, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, UN Refugee Agency, International Organization for Migration (IOM), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) and Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and other likeminded MDAs, NGOs and INGOs to promote and achieve its strategic objective in Nigeria and across Africa.

For Further Information, Support and Partnership, please contact:

The MUKOCAMAP Coordinator

African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) Enugu, Nigeria

+234 8106344662, afrilawfoundation@gmail.com

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