SERVICE PROVIDER‐ TRANSLATION OF COMMUNITY DIALOGUE MANUAL INTO YORUBA AND PIDGIN
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working with the Federal Government of
Nigeria on migration management in the country since 2001. Through its Assisted Voluntary Return and
Reintegration (AVRR) Program, IOM aims to helps stranded migrants who wish to voluntarily return home
safely and supports the most vulnerable to get back on their feet. In 2002, IOM signed a cooperation
agreement with the government of Nigeria and launched the country mission. Ever since then, IOM has
continued to assist stranded migrants in host countries to return voluntarily to their home countries through the AVRR programs.
Building on existing projects, IOM seeks to improve access to trusted information sources and promote
informed decision making by sensitizing potential migrants on regular migration options, vulnerabilities
to TiP and risks associated with irregular migration. In addition, the project seeks to build institutional capacities and implement community‐based actions in high‐risk states of irregular migration such as Lagos, Edo and Delta. In collaboration with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), the intervention aims to build the capacity of state and non‐state actors to exercise evidence‐based planning and monitoring of behavioural change communication to prevent TiP and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM).
Secondly, through community‐based actions (peer education, community dialogue, art‐based
competitions) and capacity building trainings, the project aims to enable returnees, community members,
government and nongovernment actors to take action to prevent exploitation and promote informed
decision making on safe and regular migration pathways. Using information campaigns, outreach and
media reports, IOM seeks to equip vulnerable migrants with reliable information they need to migrate
safely and access assistance when necessary. IOM also aims to address the root causes of vulnerability to
Trafficking in Person (TIP) and Smuggling of migrants through awareness raising and development of media messaging content and programming as well as engagement at the individual, household,
community, and structural levels.
To this end, IOM seeks to engage the services of an experience language translator to translate the already
developed Community Dialogue (CD) Manual on Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Persons(TiP) and
Smuggling of Migrants(SoM) into Yoruba, and Pidgin languages, respectively. . This CD manual will be use
by community facilitators to stir up discussion in their communities on irregular migration Tip and SoM,
resulting in home grown solutions on TiP. This material is to be use by beneficiaries in high‐risk states of irregular migration such as Delta, Edo, and Lagos state.
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