The TMP is a voluntary undertaking by selected African countries spearheaded by Mauritius to establish “Schengen” type mechanisms on talent mobility and skills development to accelerate economic integration, open borders, common policies / laws in Africa.
In line with our business model, ACET served as the secretariat for the West Africa sub-region in 2014 and 2015. The selected countries were countries Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone.
ACET provides the analytical leadership and coordinated the implementation of the program. The program involves providing evidence-based recommendations to inform the development of a Framework Agreement to be ratified by the selected countries to facilitate talent mobility in the West Africa sub-region.
ACET worked with the selected countries to identify local focal points within government who formed larger National Working Groups to:
- Conduct country assessments of constraints, critical skills gaps, likely impact on reforms and mitigating measures;
- Conduct a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues and exchanges,
- Validate the approach and agree on recommendations; and
- Prepare draft Framework Agreement by participating countries.
Two knowledge sharing workshops were held in Mauritius and Cote d’Ivoire, to share lessons learned and build networks of experts across these countries.