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Your contributions, question and reflections further reinforce JMDI‘s capacity to act as an intermediary between practitioners and policy-makers and come forward with evidence-based recommendations.
We are proud to announce a new blog entry on harnessing the potential of migration for local development by our Programme Manager Cecile Riallant, which was published on the OECD Development Matters website and which we have also published below.
Today, we have over 244 million international migrants globally – this is the highest number ever recorded. Immigration is benefitting migrants themselves, countries of origin, transit and destination countries. However, it’s important to note that the greatest benefit comes when migrants’ rights are protected properly.
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In June the network Eunomad had launched a Call for Proposals for the European Workshop 2011 "With renewal of co-development practices? Focus on youth and recent migration".
Due to too less answers we would like to relaunch the call with a deadline on the 15th of september. Please find further information in form of the terms of reference and the application form in the attachment.
(The call is also published in French.)
Ces trois dernières années, le Gouvernement de la Sierra Leone, avec l’appui du PNUD et d’autres partenaires du développement, a mis en oeuvre une Initiative de renforcement des capacités de la diaspora qui a permis d’identifier des talents au sein de la diaspora. Elle a été déployée comme une mesure destinée à combler les lacunes en compétences afin de renforcer les capacités de la fonction publique. Cette initiative a permis de mobiliser plus de 30 experts issus de la diaspora.
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In this Migration Matters video, renowned migration scholar Hein de Haas debunks the faulted assumption that addressing the root causes of migration stops migration. Rather, he finds that "development in poor countries will lead to more migration."
The Centre of Migration Research (University of Warsaw) is holding a conference from March 1-2, 2018 on migration and the labour market. More specifically this conference will look at patterns and challenges of immigrants’ labour market incorporation in contemporary Europe. Within the context of this conference, they are currently seeking applicants to submit abstracts for papers that address the topic of the conference and touch upon the following points: