The Better Regional Migration Management (BRMM) project envisions to contribute to the effort of improving migration governance in East and Horn of Africa. The BRMM project is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the Government of the United Kingdom and is helping to facilitate a more humane and orderly labour migration that safeguards the rights of migrant workers and their families in country of destination.

The project has four main components:

  1. Mobility, regional integration, and social cohesion
  2. Ethical recruitment, bilateral labour migration agreements, and consular cooperation
  3. Returning migrant workers and their families
  4. Gender-responsive migration governance

BRMM works with a variety of stakeholders, including governments, migrant workers and their families, civil society organizations, and the media. The project incorporates a Communication and Visibility component promoting inclusion, tolerance, social cohesion, regional integration.

Benefits of the project include:

  • Improved migration governance
  • Protection of the rights of migrant workers and their families
  • Promotion of inclusion and tolerance
  • Support for regional integration
  • Facilitation of mobility for transformative, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth
  • Empowerment of youth and women

The BRMM project is aligned with the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), which recognizes that safe, orderly, and regular migration can benefit countries of origin, transit, and destination, and that this can only occur through international cooperation. The project supports the Regional Ministerial Forum on Migration (RMFM) and the five Technical Working Groups (TWGs) where 11 East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) member states work jointly to harmonize labour migration policies, foster labour mobility, and protect the fundamental human, labour, and social rights of migrant workers migrating intra and inter-regionally.

By working to improve migration governance and protect the rights of migrant workers, the project is helping to create a more just and equitable world and transformative, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth for women, youth, migrant workers and their families.