Mapping: Missing Migrants in Mali and Niger

Mapping: Missing Migrants in Mali and Niger

COUNTRY: Mali and Niger
START - END DATE: May - August 2022
VALUE (EUR): 27,000.00 €

The project "Strengthening the protection of migrants in West and Central Africa through governance consolidation of migration in Mali and Niger 2022" aims to contribute to improving the protection migrants in West and Central Africa through consolidated migration governance in Mali and in Niger. More specifically, this project will help to: 

  1. Strengthen the data and evidence base on migration trends through the continuous monitoring of flows of migrants and displaced populations along the main migration routes and in displacement sites, collecting data on deaths and disappearances of migrants along of the main migratory routes, the integration of key protection and anti-trafficking indicators, supporting the harmonization of indicators and intergovernmental collaboration on the collection and analysis of data, and building government capacity to collect, harmonize and process administrative data on migration, while promoting and incorporating integration of gender indicators and the collection of sex-disaggregated information in data collection activities. data. 

  2. Strengthen the migration management capacities of government actors at the levels regional, national and local in order to integrate migration into public policies, implementing migration governance frameworks and policies while involving relevant stakeholders. 

This consulting mission will contribute to achieving the objectives specified above by carrying out a mapping of actors working on missing migrants in Mali and Niger. The exercise of mapping will improve understanding of the constellation of actors working on missing migrants, strengthening collaboration with and between these actors to identify cases of death and disappearances of migrants and to develop and implement responses and programs adequate. Understand the network of actors involved in the identification of deaths and disappearances migrants and at the forefront of assistance and protection for stranded and vulnerable migrants and family tracing, which are often a key source of information on missing migrants, is essential to better understand incidents involving migrant deaths and disappearances and develop appropriate responses and programs.

  1. Prepare a work plan, specifying activities, responsibilities, stakeholders and deadlines for Mali and Niger 

  2. Examine and establish contacts with the main stakeholders working on the issue of missing migrants and complete an exhaustive list of actors to be interviewed in each of the two countries mentioned; 

  3. Prepare a questionnaire (see the methodology implemented within the framework of the migrants) and other data collection models to undertake research primary sources of cases with identified actors  

  4. Produce a review of available documentation regarding potential sources (i.e. at a minimum mortality records, eyewitness reports, missing persons, investigative data) data on migrant deaths in West Africa West and Central, the type of data they collect, with a specific focus on Mali and the Niger. With the aim of harmonizing and improving data collection on migrant deaths, the proposed research will identify existing and potential sources of data (i.e. at a minimum, mortality records, eyewitness reports, death reports, missing persons, investigative data) on migrant deaths through research documentaries and interviews with the stakeholders identified upstream, taking into account, among other things, of the tools and documents developed by the IOM within the framework of projects precedents; 

  5. Organize a workshop (hybrid model, in the presence with the possibility of virtual participation) bringing together the actors involved in the subject of missing migrants in Mali and Niger in order to present research results and develop recommendations with the aim of better identify cases of death and disappearance of migrants in order to develop and implement appropriate responses and programs.

  6. Develop a report with concrete short- and medium-term plans on the results of the research and mapping exercise to improve data on missing migrants. (not to exceed 60 pages without annexes)