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A week of Learning and Exchange for the Community Mobilisers

Following two days of theoretical training on migration trends, challenges and perspectives in Niger, communication for a change of behavior and the importance of a good visibility of our activities, we were lucky that our retirement coincided with the Feast of "Bianou", an event with a cultural and religious character that exists nowhere in Niger than in Agadez.

Putting the first lessons learned during the retreat in practice, our Community Mobilizers took advantage of this annual festival where the whole city is found in the streets of Agadez to pass key messages on the dangers of irregular migration and the mandate of the IOM with the Agadezians.

Following this experience, we continued the retreat with a thorough training in basic techniques of participatory theater, supervised by the cultural association Galgadin Matassa, because in the Nigerian context, theatrical play becomes a social communication tool par excellence. This is the evening school and it is also in many cases the favorite entertainment in the absence of television or radio or other modern entertainment difficult to access.

Our outreach activities through IOM Niger's four Listening and Guidance Offices (BEOs) are supported by the European Union in Niger and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), within the framework of Resource and Response Mechanism for Migrants (MRRM).

Following two days of theoretical training on migration trends, challenges and perspectives in Niger, communication for a change of behavior and the importance of a good visibility of our activities, we were lucky that our retirement coincided with the Feast of "Bianou", an event with a cultural and religious character that exists nowhere in Niger than in Agadez.

Putting the first lessons learned during the retreat in practice, our Community Mobilizers took advantage of this annual festival where the whole city is found in the streets of Agadez to pass key messages on the dangers of irregular migration and the mandate of the IOM with the Agadezians.

Following this experience, we continued the retreat with a thorough training in basic techniques of participatory theater, supervised by the cultural association Galgadin Matassa, because in the Nigerian context, theatrical play becomes a social communication tool par excellence. This is the evening school and it is also in many cases the favorite entertainment in the absence of television or radio or other modern entertainment difficult to access.

Our outreach activities through IOM Niger's four Listening and Guidance Offices (BEOs) are supported by the European Union in Niger and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), within the framework of Resource and Response Mechanism for Migrants (MRRM).

 

 

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