Facts and Figures
Migrant workers
419 experts deployed
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17 countries
+500 assignments completed
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+100 institutions

The Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) initiative started in Somalia in 2008 with the first diaspora experts deployed in 2009. 

The overall objective of the MIDA Somalia programme is to strengthen the capacity of state institutions through the recruitment of qualified diaspora professionals to contribute towards achieving the goals stipulated in the National Development Plan of Somalia aligned with the Global Compact on Migration and the 2030 Development Agenda.

MIDA Participants

The MIDA programme has deployed more than 800 diaspora professionals, local professionals, and local interns to provide capacity-building and technical skills support to the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States.