The M4D platform seeks to facilitate peer-to-peer support and give M4D Net members the opportunity to  launch queries to the network – for example asking practical questions about the implementation of a migration and development project or asking for further information on a certain topic relating to migration and development.

By responding to a query on the M4D Net, you are sharing knowledge that may be applied by others when faced with a similar problem.

Responses to queries are posted on the M4D Net and cross-posted to other knowledge platforms, as well as gathered together in a ‘consolidated reply’ which is shared with all members.

This process enables interaction between migration and development practitioners who would not normally have the opportunity to benefit from one another’s knowledge and expertise. Policy makers from national government and international organisations can learn from grass roots practitioners and vice versa.

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Jun 04, 2010

Who could point me to Europe-based organizations that could act as intermediary agents or even local IntEnt offices?

Candidates should:
- be active in the field of business development already
- have a network in different migrant communities
- be professional and experienced

It mainly concerns organizations that could target entrepreneurs heading for Morocco, Ghana or Suriname but partners active with (diaspora of) any of our other programme countries have our interest.

May 30, 2010

From 31 May to 18 June the UN-INSTRAW Gender & Migration Virtual Community is hosting the 

III Virtual Discussion “Migration, Remittances and Gender-Responsive Local Development.”

May 17, 2010

Migration Aware is a JMDI-funded project based in Ibadan, Nigeria jointly facilitated by the locally-based Childolescent and Family Survival Organisation (CAFSO) and the African Studies Centre at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. The focus of the project is to fill the information gap frequently encountered by potential migrants considering taking the land and sea route to Europe without formal documentation.

May 04, 2010

By Laura Chappell and Alex Glennie
Institute for Public Policy Research

April 2010

The classic example of "brain drain" is well known: an overworked doctor from an impoverished country that does not have enough people with medical skills migrates to a developed country in search of better pay and conditions. The result: the origin country has lost one of its most valued people.

Mar 24, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Daniyar Serikov, I serve as a project development officer for North-Kazakhstani media center based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Currently, we are looking for funding for the project we have developed "Coverage of labor migration to Kazakhstan from Central Asia in Kazakh media".

In case of your cooperation interest, please contact me at mediaplex.kz@gmail.com

Best Regards,
Daniyar Serikov
Project Development Specialist
North-Kazakhstani Media Center
+ 7 777 489 27 21

Mar 17, 2010

To launch the study on the impact of migration on multigenerational households in Moldova, would be great to hear about similar studies in other countries, and most useful, potential questions to be included in the questionnaire.

Feb 13, 2010

Haitian migrants should be facilitated- not only by their host country, also and furthermost by local authorities- to play their major role in the reconstruction of Haiti. Co-development has helped some communes in Haiti to improve social basic services and have better local development planning. This could and should be thought in a global view for the whole country.

Feb 02, 2010

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Dear Members,

We are pleased to announce the 3rd topic of our e-consultation where we will discuss about the role of migrants and diaspora organisations in rural development.

There are many studies referring to the positive contributions of migrants’ remittances to development. However, many of these policy debates tend to separate remittances from migrants, or better said, they talk about remittances but not the senders of remittances.

Jan 15, 2010

French version follows the English – La version française suit la version anglaise

Dear Participants,

With this message, we are pleased to inform you that we have concluded the first round of our e-consultation. We would like to thank those who sent their contributions. We also received relevant documents which you can view in our blog: http://consultation-migration-en.blogspot.com/

Jan 13, 2010

Women migrant domestic workers experience various forms of discrimination due to their gender, race and class. Many are isolated and subjected to exploitation, physical abuse, sexual violence, maltreatment and labor rights violations, such as contract substitution and non-payment of wages. Because domestic work is not recognized as work in most destination countries, women working in this sector do not have access to social and legal protection. They also have limited access to health services and information, including mental health services.