The Regional Director for International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. Charles Kwenin says it is imperative that his organization should work with statistical bureaus to collate and analyze data on migration.
Mr. Kwenin made this call on 7th February, 2018, when he paid a courtesy call to the Statistician General.
“Our organizations should find ways on how we can work together to deal with issues of migration and then inform our principals”, he said.
Mr. Kwenin further reiterated that there is a need that both his organization and Statistics Botswana should come up with a regular migration framework as well as policies that speak to each other.
“We should work together and find out commonalities and close all the gaps that exist”, he said.
After fruitful discussions the two organizations agreed to have a focal person who will coordinate their needs.
IOM was established in 1951, it is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 169 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.