Plan of action for rapid economic impact in Agadez

Plan of action for rapid economic impact in Agadez

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the PAIERA plan of aciton targets institutions responsible for security and the fight against illegal migration in the Agadez region, a major transit point in Niger. The project is part of the Sustainable Development Programme for the Prevention and Fight against Illegal Migration, presented by the Nigerien government during the Valletta Summit. The action consists of supporting the security measures taken by the government of Niger and developing a framework for dialogue and job opportunities or professional conversion for beneficiaries of financial benefits linked to migration. The project is implemented by Niger’s High-Authority for Peacebuilding (HACP). It created nearly 20 000 jobs as an alternative to the smuggling industry.

Global objective

  • Propose accompanying measures alongside the police and judicial measures taken by the government of Niger in relation to irregular migration

Specific objectives

  • Initiate dialogue with the key players of irregular immigration networks, raise their awareness of the State’s policy in this area and of the risks associated with trafficking
  • Offer employment and socio-professional integration opportunities to economic actors who directly or indirectly benefit from the financial benefits linked to migration

Expected results

  • Result 1: Establishment of a dialogue with key players in migrant smuggling
  • Result 2: Identification of direct actors in trafficking, likely to be interested in training activities and reorientation towards activities offering some form of professional reintegration


18 months : 15/05/2017 - 30/11/2018


The plan of action is implemented in the Agadez region of Niger.


  • Migrant carriers, including drivers and other transport-related personnel
  • Smugglers and various intermediaries who put migrants in contact with carriers
  • Home and brothel owners who house migrants
  • Prostitution environment that developed with the smuggling of migrants
  • Traders whose legal activity has developed alongside trafficking
  • Security forces in charge of controlling migratory flows (around 1 500 staff)
  • Selected municipalities in the Agadez region
  • People who directly and indirectly benefit from the economic benefits linked to the smuggling of migrants, in particular young people and women from the Agadez region


EUR 8 000 000


European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


Niger’s High-Authority for Peacebuilding (HACP)

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  • Niger


  • Education
  • Employment & revenues
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Poverty
  • Rural-urban issues
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Youth


  • Institutions
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Refugees
  • Women
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 8 SDG 16