2009 Migration for Development Virtual Knowledge Fair
This year's Virtual Fair is an online event currently taking place on this website during the Civil Society Days at the 2009 Global Forum on Migration and Development. The Fair takes place over 2 days from Monday, 2nd - Tuesday, 3rd November 2009. The first such M&D event of its kind, it is bringing together 1000s of ‘virtual’ visitors to network, to explore virtual exhibitions and post questions online to key participants in Athens. Visit the Fair at: http://www.migration4development.org/virtualfair/
2008 Migration for Development Knowledge Fair
In 2008 over 250 people from around the world gathered in Brussels 1-4 December for a three-day ‘Knowledge Fair’ to share experiences about how they are making migration work for development. The event was hosted by the European Commission and the United Nations as part of a new initiative to connect diaspora groups with NGOs in their country of origin to work together for the development of their countries.
The ‘Migration Celebration Film Festival’ was held each evening to welcome the participants to Belgium, and celebrate the contribution migrants have made around the world for centuries.
Welcoming Message: LEILA RISPENS-NOEL, JMDI Migrant Advisory Board member
Opening Address: AD MELKERT United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator
Overview of the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI):
About the JMDI: PHILIP PEIRCE, JMDI
Overview of the Knowledge Fair: CECILE RIALLANT, JMDI
Introduction to the Community of Practice: BETHANY DONITHORN Knowledge Management Expert, JMDI & UYANGA GANKHUYAG Knowledge Management Specialist, UNDP New York
Welcome to the Journey of Knowledge!: JUAN MANUEL SALAZAR, Chief, UNDP Knowledge Management Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean
1. Practitioners’ Discussion Forum on Migrant Remittances:
Fonkoze USA, Haiti
ASOCIACIÓN DE NARANJALEÑOS RESIDENTES EN MURCIA
FILIPINO WOMEN’S COUNCIL
FEDERACIÓN DE CLUBES ZACATECANOS DEL SUR DE CALIFORNIA
Mexico-United States of America
2. Practitioners’ Discussion Forum on Migrant Communities:
GHANACOOP, OLTRELAB COOPERATIVE GROUP
ASSOCIATION TOUYA POUR L’ACTION FEMININE
ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE TRAIT D’UNION
3. Practitioners’ Discussion Forum on Migrant Capacities:
Regional Representative, IOM Brussels
Université Joseph Fourier, France
AJS: INITIATIVE CITOYENNE EURO-MEDITERRANEENNE
BANGLADESH SUPPORT GROUP (BASUG)
CAP SANTE CONGO
4. Practitioners’ Discussion Forum on Rights:
Femmes Africa Solidarité, Sierra Leone-UK
ASOCIACIÓN RUMIÑAHUI HISPANO-ECUATORIANA
CENTER FOR MIGRANT WORKERS ADVOCACY
Training Workshops: Call for Proposals
- Analyse SWOT/FFOM - Ndudi Phasi and Lily Masola, Benelux Afro Center, Belgium
- Défis et contraintes dans l’instruction et formulation d’un projet suivant la méthode PCM/GCP - Ndudi Phasi and Lily Masola, Benelux Afro Center, Belgium
Postal remittances: A solution for migrants
SERGUEI NANBA Universal Postal Union (UPU)
International cooperation and coordination is vital to ensure that migrants have access, everywhere, to worldwide postal electronic remittances. UPU, a UN specialised agency, is facilitating the exchange of electronic remittances in over 40 countries, with the aim of offering all citizens worldwide access to efficient, secure and affordable remittances through the postal network.
Oxfam NOVIB: Engaging Diasporas in Development: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Trends
Programme Manager, Oxfam NOVIB, Netherlands/JMDI Migrant Advisory Board
An overview of Oxfam NOVIB’s three main Migration and Development programmes: remittances, capacity building, and alliance building: building trans-national diaspora networks.
HDR 2009: Human Development on the Move
Human Development Report Office, UNDP New York
Civil society consultation session on the theme of the 2009 Human Development Report, ‘Human Development on the Move’, which will focus on migration.
MIDA Great Lakes Programme
TAMARA KEATING, GÉRALDINE ANSART & ELSA BOUSQUET
MIDA Great Lakes Programme IOM Brussels
The MIDA Great Lakes Programme mobilizes experts in the fields of health, rural development and education from the Burundian, Congolese and Rwandan diaspora to participate in the development of their countries and regions of origin. The following experts who have participated in MIDA activities present their personal experiences in this session:
- SOLANGE KAMBIDI, Coordinator, MIDA Great Lakes Programme Kinshasa, DR Congo
- IGNACE GATARE, MIDA Expert, Rwanda
- MARIE-ROSE NAKINTIJE, MIDA Expert, Burundi
Migration and Development: GTZ’s Approaches and Activities
REGINA BAUEROCHSE BARBOSA
Head of Projects, Migration and Development Sector, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Presentation of GTZ?s activities in the field of Migration and Development, focusing on a pilot programme cooperating with migrant organizations to promote migrant organizations? non-profit engagement in countries of origin.
MARIO ROGER HERNÁNDEZ UNDP El Salvador
Presentation of El Salvador?s experience in international migration issues, including the impact of international migration in El Salvador and the findings of the El Salvador Human Development Report. Partners in El Salvador will introduce the Human Development and Migration Programme, which aims to strengthen Central American capacities to develop policies and programmes to improve understanding of international migration and take advantage of opportunities for human development provided by the ties migrants maintain with their communities of origin.
Michel Villan Council of Europe Migration and Development Group
EUNOMAD is an international network of migration and development organizations working to develop recommendations for decision-makers in the member organizations. To acheive this, EUNOMAD is developing activities to support, train, and sensitize migrants and migrant associations woking for development in both host and origin countries. EUNOMAD also aims to create a dialogue space to convene policymakers, international organizations, CSO’s, and migrant associations.