Finding the right information on migration
Recent studies show that young people in many African countries do not know where to get accurate information on regular migration procedures. That’s why the International Organization for Migration (IOM), launched WAKA Well in 2019. The website makes it easier for young people, their families and communities to learn about regular migration procedures, available local opportunities and who to speak to in person. The aim of WAKA Well is to enable young people to make informed decisions about their futures, at home and abroad.
The WAKA Well Community
Waka Well is more than a website. It also has a real-life network of young people in Africa advocating for safe migration.
As part of the IOM X project, IOM and youth together produce media content for television, radio, online campaigns and on-the-ground activities promoting safe and regular migration within their communities.
Through a participatory framework and evidence-based programming, the project’s activities and goals reach beyond awareness raising, to affecting behavioural change. This is what we call our Communication for Development (C4D) approach.
WAKA Well in numbers
have visited WAKA Well since 2019, with visitors from The Gambia, Guinea and Senegal topping the list
have taken place in West Africa from 2019-2021
the average number of seconds each visitor spends on WAKA Well, and most visitors return more than once
have been produced by the WAKA Well community, generating over 40,000 views
have participated in the design of WAKA Well activities, including 173 females, since 2019
have asked questions about migration procedures through WAKA Well platforms since 2019