At the Global Social and Solidarity Economy Forum (GSEF 2023) the atelier “Migration and Microfinance” was held, where the project “Personal fulfillment as an alternative to migration” was presented. The atelier was attended by the project partners to talk about current initiatives and future perspectives. Among the main topics discussed were: the role of networks, the importance of diasporas for informing young people and facilitating links with the countries of origin, youth actions, and the role of microfinance.
The project focuses on information and training to strengthen the capacities and possibilities of young people to seize the various opportunities for professional integration, employment, skills enhancement, local income generation, business creation, and, in general, personal development as an alternative to migration. The project is a follow-up initiative to the project “Redemption Song: maximizing the gains of Migration and minimizing its social costs in West Africa”, carried out in the period from May 2018 to June 2019 and implemented by LINK 2007 member NGOs in 5 West African countries (Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger).