A journalist (written press, radio and television) and trainer, Mr BOLOUVI covers the entire West African region. A consultant for various international organisations, including SWAC‐OECD, he is the founder of the Cross‐border Diaries
Magazine. Mr Bolouvi is also involved in the ECOWAS Cross‐border Initiatives Programme and in research carried out in Niger in March 2008 on the subject of "Migration and Development Organisations in Niger" for the Spanish NGO, MPDL (Movimiento por la paz,
el desarme y la libertad ‐ Movement for peace, disarmament and liberty), based in Madrid, within the framework of a European programme to combat clandestine migration: "Programa integral de codesarrollo en Marruecos, Malí, Níger
y países limítrofes" (Joint development programme for Morocco, Mali, Niger and bordering countries). This interview is based on the results of that work.