Global challenges

Human mobility


In a world where human development opportunities differ strongly, mobility is an important option for many people to improve their living conditions. If managed well, migration is a catalyst for inclusive economic and social development, both for migrants and for communities and countries of residence and origin.

Our approach

Promote and improve the governance of human mobility for development at national, regional and local level

Enabel’s assistance to partner countries comes in the form of a wide range of actions, including support to the development of national strategies and their implementation at national and local levels, including policies to engage diaspora in the development of their country of residence and their country of origin through knowledge transfer, remittances, cultural exchanges and entrepreneurial projects contributing to building a feeling of global citizenship.

We assist our partners in their response to labour market needs and shortages, ensuring training in local communities and facilitating regional and international mobility whilst being gender and inclusion sensitive.

Improving protection, respect for fundamental rights and resilience of migrants and host communities

We pay particular attention to the protection of basic human rights and recognise that migrants are often at increased risk of human rights violations.

We are committed to support access to education and vocational training, health, economic insertion, including employment and (self)entrepreneurship, and all basic services and rights (including legal identity), for migrants and the local communities where they settle.

Mainstreaming human mobility in official policies and development programmes

Enabel mainstreams human mobility in its development programmes to maximise the positive effects and minimise the costs of migration on development.

The agency is committed to supporting its partner countries so that their policies cover the potential impacts of migration and human mobility.

More on human mobility

The world is facing huge challenges in realising the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Enabel wants to contribute with its experience and expertise in five specific domains: Peace and Security, Climate Change and the Environment, Social and Economic Inequality, Urbanisation, and Human Mobility. In our search for adapted solutions we take into account the inevitable ongoing population explosion and we strongly believe in empowering women and youths.

This brochure describes how we address human mobility in our projects.

Download the brochure
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News & Events

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02 July 2021

Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a funding agreement for the project “Transforming Eastern Province through adaptation” (TREPA) with a GCF contribution of 40 million euro and an additional 18 million euro mobilized as co-financing from the Government of Rwanda and other Project Executing Entities.

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15 September 2021

EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania

Enabel and the International Trade Centre signed a cooperation agreement for a new EU-funded project that will enhance the development of the beekeeping value chain in six regions in Tanzania and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the East-African country.

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29 November 2022

Enabel takes a key role in European initiative to boost African Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of a Team Europe initiative, Enabel is working in a consortium of three development agencies to support the African Union achieve its goal to upgrade African vaccine production to 60% of needed vaccines in Africa by 2040.

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15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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