BMM is a regional, multi-year, multi-partner programme co-funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is one of the implementing partners of the programme alongside the British Council, CIVIPOL, GIZ and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  IOM is implementing this programme in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

The overall objective of the programme is to enable national authorities and institutions to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration, and effectively address and reduce trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa region by applying a human rights-based approach. 

Activities are implemented in three interconnected components: (1) migration governance in form of support for policy and legislative development and harmonization for better migration and border governance, (2) effective institutions to address trafficking and smuggling through capacity building in the form of training, technical assistance and the provision of appropriate equipment to those implementing migration-related policies, and (3) protection for vulnerable migrants through support to the identification, assistance and protection of migrants in need.

Uganda joined the BMM in 2018, following key government consultations, after becoming an official member of the Khartoum Process ( In Uganda, IOM is responsible for the implementation of specific actions aiming to support the Government of Uganda in strengthening migration management, reinforcing labor migration and protection of migrant workers while contributing to tackling trafficking in persons, in collaboration with the ministries of Internal Affairs and Gender, Labour and Social Development.

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