The Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Amb. Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina has on the 23rd January 2024 received Alessia Castelfranco – the Head of the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) development fund, Headquarters, Geneva – and Christos Christodoulides, the Head of IOM office, Sierra Leone.
Commissioner Ndomahina met with Deputy Director General, Madam Irena Vojackova-Sollorano, during his courtesy call to the International Organization for Migration in Geneva.
There discussion was based on issues around displacement, the effects of climate change, and support to NaCSA, including president Bio’s Big Five Agenda Manifesto commitments to the nation.
He extended his sincere appreciation for the recent three hundred thousand dollars ($ 300,000) IOM Development Funding Support for the implementation of the ‘’Combatting Irregular Migration through Youth Empowerment and Community Engagement Project in Sierra Leone’’, which, he said, aligns with the Medium-Term National Development Framework (MT-NDF 2019-2023) for 24 months.
Alessia Castelfranco had a fruitful engagement with NaCSA on the need to ensure that the project titled, ‘’Combatting Irregular Migration through Youth Empowerment and Community Engagement Project in Sierra Leone’’ is implemented.
She assured of their continuous effort to making sure that things work well and the project is successful.
The project is funded by IOM’s Internal Development Fund (IDF), covering 24 months starting from December 2023. The main aim of the project is to combat irregular migration through youth empowerment and community engagement whilst contributing to reducing the push factors towards rural-to-urban and irregular migration of youth in Sierra Leone.