Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals (TRQN)
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Brief description of the initiative
Results and lessons learned
*272 temporary return assignments since August 2006 (25% women); *TRQN skils database: 500 + registrations; *TRQN needs database: 280 + qualifying requests; *Positive feedback by beneficiary host institutions on diaspora engagement; *Close collaboration with government and non government stakeholders in countries of origin; *Migrants have contributed to sectors and areas such as peace building and reconciliation, health, education, agriculture and infrastructure.
Key success or innovative factors
*TRQn illustrates opportunities for the global migration & development discourse; *Migrants are willing to transfer skills and experience thus contributing to development and stability; *Development of new links and partnerships between migrants and organizations in countires of origin; *Strengthened self-esteem and career perspectives in the Netherlands; *Incorporation in national development plans of the target countries supports a sustainable impact.
Main thematic areas
Diaspora contributing to the national reconstruction and development priorities for selected countries.
*Assessment of needs in identified priority sectors in target countries; *Developing a skills database; *facilitating the temporary return of qualified migrants to their country of origin; *facilitating the virtual return of qualified migrants to their country of origin; *creating partnerships between the migrants, host institutions in the target countries and institutions in the Netherlands.
*Staff of host institutions in the target countries which range from hospitals, universites, government ministries to private sector companies and NGO's; *Government stakeholders who wish to develop migration & development related policies and strategies.
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