Capacity building for long-term reintegration of returnees to Afghanistan and Iraq (CAIR)

Capacity building for long-term reintegration of returnees to Afghanistan and Iraq (CAIR)

The overall objective of this project is to create the conditions for the reintegration of Afghan and Iraqi returnees - individuals as well as families - back into their communities on their return. More specifically, actions will aim at strengthening the capacities of the Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees (MoRR) in Afghanistan and the Ministry of Migration and Displaced (MoMD) in Iraq. Activities will also focus on increasing the capabilities of local and community based organisations to provide reintegration support to returnees to Afghanistan and Iraq.

The aim will also be to create linkages between the ongoing European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN) efforts and development objectives of the local communities. In addition, actions
will also be used to enhance the sustainability of reintegration efforts by creating public-private collaborations and partnerships in order to create better access to employment opportunities for returnees, and better linkages between reintegration support and market needs.

Actions under the project will be completed through two components: (1) focus on the development of a model for long-term reintegration support that authorities of both countries, in cooperation with community-based actors, will pilot and assess the effectiveness of; (2) focus on activities related to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform as a one-stop-shop for cooperation on sustainable reintegration (with the private-sector playing a crucial role vis-à-vis employment, training, and economic support).

This project is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.