Towards the sustainable reintegration of migrant returnees in Africa

Meeting the challenges faced by returning migrants, their communities and the structural factors at play

This session will explore how reintegration support can best be channelled to enhance social cohesion and reduce inequality. Participants will break into four groups, each moderated by an expert. Groups will exchange good practice, and review needs and challenges that returning migrants, communities and governments face in relation to mental health and psychosocial well-being, labour market access, education and culture. Group discussions will also consider the role of government actors and programmes such as the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration to promote inclusive reintegration practices that respond to the priorities of individual returnees and their communities in an integrated and mutually beneficial way.

Organised by


Hans Christian Stausboll
Acting Director
European Commission
Guglielmo Schinina
Head - Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication
International Organization for Migration
Christoph Pelzer
EU Trust Fund programme manager in Delegation to Guinea
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Tsion Zeleke
Thematic Director for Child Protection and Migration
Save the Children
Katharine Barwise
International Organization for Migration