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ICMPD Around the Globe: ICMPD's Director General receives Award by NIDO EUROPE

29 June 2018

On 28 June, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO EUROPE)* awarded ICMPD’s Director General Michael Spindelegger for his outstanding achievements. The award was granted to him during the Nigeria Austria Business Forum on 28 June.

The Forum, that takes place on a regular basis, was dedicated to the topic “Dialogue on establishing a Nigerian-Austrian public-private-partnership related to investment and reintegration”. ICMPD presented its pilot project entitled “Supporting Sustainable Return of Migrants through Private-Public Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships” (SUPREM) that was developed as a response to the growing challenges related to the return of irregularly staying third-country nationals. It is associated with the reverse migration initiative and carried out together with the Reverse Migration Association.

ICMPD and Nigeria have carried out numerous projects on various migration-related topics together in the past . During his visit to Abuja last February, ICMPD’s Director General Spindelegger met with Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau as well as a number of high-level government officials who have granted their support for the project.

More information on SUPREM project can be found here.


*Austrian Chapter