The most recent report from the UN Migration Agency (IOM) declares that today, more people than ever, people live in a country other than the one in which they were born. The number of international migrants soared to 244 million this year, an increase of more than 40 % from the year 2000.
While many individuals migrate out of choice, many others migrate out of necessity. In this webinar, Cuso International in country experts informs on the migrant crisis in Colombia and Nigeria through the two new projects.
Learn practical solutions to migration problems including opportunities around technical training, entrepreneurship and employment building skills currently being applied to refugee holding communities in Nigeria and Colombia.
Ebrima Sonko - International Programs, Nigeria – Building skills for livelihood enhancement in the refugee holding communities in cross river and Benue States.
Ebrima is a Gambia Sociologist who has been working in development for 30 years. He started his career with the Government of The Gambia focusing on both development and humanitarian project. Having worked with several international organizations including UNWFP, Ebrima is currently in the senior leadership position as the Country Representative in Nigeria for Cuso International. He holds a B.Sc degree in Sociology and a M.Sc in Organizational Sociology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
Aymeric Astre, International Team Lead, Colombia - The New Vulnerable Population: Economic Integration of Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia
Aymeric, has 8 years of experience in the implementation of large-scale international cooperation projects in Europe and Latin America in the fields of governance, human rights, democracy, post-conflict, justice, rural development and public administration reform. Aymeric has been working as the Team Leader of the SCOPE Project in direct contact with the beneficiaries, public, and private sector partners of the projects.