Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of two studies commissioned by the Migration and Development Fund

Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

MFW4A and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are jointly organizing a stakeholder consultation workshop on october, 30-31, 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to present the findings and recommandations of two studies conducted this year and commissioned by the Migration and Development Fund, hosted by the AfDB.

The two studies are the following: (i)

Developing a Systematic Approach to Supporting Diaspora Investment in Africa; and (ii)

The Opportunities and Risks of Digitization on the Remittance Market in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC). These research efforts facilitate part of a broader objective of the Migration and Development Fund and its donors, including the AfDB, the French government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to explore ways and means of mobilizing migrant remittances and diaspora investment, and using them in the best interest of recipients and migrants, as well as economic development of recipient countries. The Workshop will gather key stakeholders involved in the studies’ research and implementation process, and aims to:
  • Inform the main actors within the geographic scope of focus on the studies' conclusions and recommendations;
  • Discuss and validate the studies' conclusions and recommendations; and
  • Make collective proposals for their implementation, within the framework of coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels.
The target audience includes: (i) High-level representatives of the African countries involved in the studies' research and implementation process from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria & Senegal, including from the Ministries of Finance, Trade & Industry, Business Development, central banks, banking commissions, telecommunication regulators and industry bodies; (ii) Senior-level representatives of financial institutions, mobile network operators, money transfer operators, Fintechs and other private sector institutions; (iii) High-level representatives from international development institutions, including bilateral and multilateral organizations, and relevant partners; and (iv) Academia, think tanks and research centres. For more information on the agenda, please click