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May 26, 2016The Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development is the annual gathering of mayors and city leaders serving to promote globally relevant policy dialogue, foster the exchange of experiences in governing migration, and strategize on how to work collectively. It seeks to support new and innovative approaches to urban governance in contexts of greater diversity, and to showcase city...
Jan 12, 2016The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) is pleased to announce that ‘My JMDI Toolbox’ has now been made available to all. ‘My JMDI Toolbox’ is a set of training materials developed by the JMDI together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO), in closed cooperation with the UNDP....
The JMDI at the Second Mayoral Forum on Mobility, Migration and Development, 12-13 of November in the City of QuitoNov 16, 2015The JMDI, with its partners UNITAR and KNOMAD, is pleased to announce that the Second Mayoral Forum on Mobility, Migration and Development successfully took place on 12-13 of November in the City of Quito, Ecuador and gathered 86 Mayors, City Representatives and members of International Organisations who discussed topics on migration, development and human mobility. With the financial support of...
Oct 29, 2015This video presents the JMDI or Joint Migration and Development Initiative’s M4D Net web platform, explaining the services it provides to promote knowledge exchange, capacity building and networking on the issues of Migration and Development with special focus on the local level, where the drivers and effects of migration are most strongly felt. The M4D Net is more than just a website, it is...
Sep 07, 2016This report outlines how the refugee crisis has affected children and youth. It summarizes the situation of child refugees, outlining that 50 million children worldwide are refugees. The report also points to goals and practical suggestions in order to protect child refugees. Read the full report here: Read more >
Finding Economic Opportunity in the City: Lessons from IRC’s Cash and Livelihoods Programmes in Cities within Lebanon and Jordan
Aug 25, 2016As part of the Urban Crises Learning Fund, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has released a new report on urban humanitarian response entitled "Finding Economic Opportunity in the City: Lessons from IRC’s Cash and Livelihoods Programmes in Cities within Lebanon and Jordan". As 60% of the world's refugees live in urban areas affected by conflicts or located in low-income countries, this... Read more >