Remittance Projects in West Africa
Migration and Development Programme
The initiative is aimed at mobilising African migrants living in Europe to engage in development projects in their communities of origin, through awareness raising, town hall meetings and annual trips migrants make to their communities or origin. The goal of the programme is to mobilise Ghanaian migrant community to transfer their knowledge to small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana.
Local Collective Development Projects (PAISD)
The programme is aimed at providing assistance to Senegalese migrant organisations living in France that wish to support development goals in their country of origin, Senegal. The focus lies on four themes for support by the Senegalese government: private economic investments, skills transfer by Senegalese migrants, support to local collective development projects, voluntary services for development, and ICT development.
IntEnt is a Dutch based foundation that aims to make ‘entrepreneurship across borders’ possible. It offers entrepreneurial migrants start-up advise, training, local support and guidance up to 1,5 years after the start of the business. The foundation does not offer funding, rather it offers necessary business advice to migrants wishing to invest in their country of origin to make revenue and/or support family and friends.
Economic Initiatives and Migration Program (PMIE)
The project aims to facilitate the implementation of economic projects by migrants. Through assistance to overcome technical, financial and administrative management difficulties for migrant investors, the project contributes to entrepreneurship in French-speaking countries in Africa.
Agricultural Youth Training Centre
The Diaspora organization in the UK wishes to improve the welfare of war-affected children in Sierra Leone. SLWT partners with existing credible Sierra Leonean organisations, which already have logistics and administrative machinery in place. SLWT can channel its funds directly to its community-led projects, and provide their financial and technical support. The initial purpose of the Centre was to provide a training school for ex-child soldiers. The Centre reaches out to disadvantaged youth and offering them the opportunity to gain valuable farming and livestock rearing skills.