Virtual Fair: Building bridges between Athens and the online community

Cecile Riallant

Publication date

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 02:00

I will also be writing a daily blog from what - based on the buzz as delegates meet and mingle on the first night here - promises to be a very lively event. As the head of the team running the Joint Migration and Development Initiative, I interact online with members of our M4D network, but have to say I do look forward to meeting those who are here and the many other delegates face to face.

The background papers to the CSDs of the GFMD have been discussed by members of the M4D network as a run-up to both the Global Forum and to the Migration and Development Virtual Fair. Though the Fair is a JMDI initiative rather than one convened by the GFMD, the online event will allow people around the world to interact with participants here, broadening discussions in Athens beyond the Vouliagmeni resort. So do log on to scroll through our daily blogs, look at the M4D TV interviews, browse the project exhibition and read the official summaries of the round table discussions at the Forum, which we will be posting every night.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Cécile Riallant ( Joint Migration and Development Initiative)