IOM Sudan in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports completed the first National Conference on Youth Migration. The conference took place from 13 – 14 March 2017, attended by 150 participants from the 18 states from across the country.
The opening ceremony was attended by the State Ministry of the Ministry of Youth and Sports who emphasized on the importance of the conference in engaging youth in Sudan and from the diaspora. Following the presentations in the first day, three workshops were conducted under the themes; safe migration, opportunities in Sudan, and the role of diaspora in the development of Sudan.
The workshops yielded in 32 recommendations presented to the Minster of Youth and Sports, donors and other honorable guests from the diplomatic community. The conference generously funded by the US state Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the Italian Agency for Development cooperation.
The recommendations were mainly around: 1) the importance of the formulation of a national and strategic policies for migration in Sudan, and 2) Suggestions of 5 projects that will support youth economically and socially in Sudan.