Chris
Nigeria
Chris is a returnee under EU-IOM Joint Initiative.
Chris is a Professional Actor, Director of community theatre troupe under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative, and a winner of IOM virtual reality competition organized by IOM HQ. He has experience in working with Nollywood actors and celebrities in awareness-raising

Chris is involved in the Nigerian film industry as a producer and actor. He has engaged in fieldwork to collect stories on the experiences of returned migrants as well as facilitated school and community outreaches to raise awareness on safe migration.

He is a member of the community theatre troupes under the EU-IOM project where he uses theatre as a medium to pass across messages on safe migration.

Returned migrants play a central role as Volunteers in the development, planning and implementation of the Migrants as Messengers campaign.

Through their stories, the learnings from their migratory experiences and their creativity, MaM Volunteers are the principal authors and actors of the campaign. From 2019-2022, a community of more than 300 volunteers across 7 countries will develop and grow. This community will also have access to diversified training and capacity-building opportunities and be invited to regular activities to support the development of an organic and sustainable community. Female engagement plays an important role within the MaM Volunteer community as they will take the lead in shaping women-to-women dialogue sessions and engaging female audiences more generally.

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