Role of Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
Each participating REC has a lead migration/free circulation-related and/or labour department involved in the implementation of the project, while other departments may be participating as beneficiary on the interventions. REC statistics departments where they exist are engaged in data development, harmonization and international exchange activities. Also, the department responsible for education and TVET will be engaged. To ensure the operational involvement of the various concerned departments in implementation of relevant activities, it is expected that technical level REC coordinating meetings will be held on a bimonthly basis between the lead unit and other concerned departments within each REC.
The AUC is responsible for ensuring that RECs are informed and actively included in the implementation of activities under the JLMP Priority.
RECs will participate in facilitating fertile ground for the smooth implementation of the programme. RECs will participate through their relevant policy organs (Summit, ministerial conference, regional parliaments, etc.) and their tripartite social dialogue body. The Secretariat of the RECs will benefit, where necessary, from capacity building to coordinate the project implementation within their respective region.
The Secretariat will establish the list of ongoing international direct and indirect interventions on labour migration management within the region, with the purpose of ensuring policy and programmes coherence and coordination for greater impact. Some of RECs’ activities during the project implementation include, but are not limited to, the following;
- Actively participate in the coordination JLMP priority through their relevant policy organs (Summit, ministerial conference, regional parliaments, etc) and their tripartite social dialogue body in their respective region;
- REC statistics departments, where they exist, are engaged in data development, harmonization and international exchange activities.
- Actively participate in the labour market information collection, processing and dissemination.
Maintain a continuous dialogue with key private-sector stakeholders, employers’ and workers’ organizations for effective regional labour exchange;
Actively participate in the implementation of RQF in their respective region and capacity building on skills supply and demand forecast with the view of developing regional skills mapping in selected economic sectors or occupations of interest in the respective REC.