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The Better Migration Management (BMM) programme is financed by the German Government and the European Union (EU) and focuses on three areas -- migration governance that promotes safe and regular migration, cooperation on anti-trafficking and migrant smuggling, and providing support to the protection of victims of trafficking and smuggling and vulnerable migrants. BMM is implemented in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

The implementing partner organisations include the British Council, Civipol, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with GIZ in the lead.

The objective of BMM is to support national authorities and institutions to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration, and effectively address and reduce irregular migration within and from the region. As part of BMM, the British Council has contributed to the governance and policy aspects of migration through grassroots community platforms in Wolaita-Sodo, South Nations, Nationalities, Peoples Region (SNNPR), and Metema, Amhara region, which are composed of returnees, prospective migrants, community members, and local government officials, in collaboration with its implementing CSO partners, the Emmanuel Development Association (EDA) and the African Network for the Prevention and Protection of Children against Maltreatment and Neglect (ANPPCAN-Ethiopia).