An excellent way to network and enhance knowledge in M&D is to attend M&D events. In this section, the JMDI gathers all M&D related events happening globally to keep the M4D Community up to date on events, including JMDI own events.
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The Migration Policy Centre is hosting a webinar on 24 June 2020 to introduce new research the relationship between economic development and migratory patterns.
Calling all diaspora groups!
The iDiaspora initiative at IOM has launched a new a new global initiative for engaging diaspora, the Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19. Join us for the first discussion on Wednesday, 22 April 2020!
The exchange is a space for diaspora groups to share experiences and best practices to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and showcase the important work that diaspora groups are already doing in order to encourage policy makers and practitioners to strengthen their collaboration and support to such efforts.
In 2018, UNCTAD, IOM, and UNHCR published a Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees. This Policy Guide now has an online version, called the “E learning course on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees”.
Theme From Large Movements to the Global Compacts: Cities as First Responders
Date 22 January 2020
Location Quito, Ecuador
Over 80 mayors and officials from 56 cities and regions convened in Quito, Ecuador, to exchange practices on migration, development, and displacement and participate for the first time as formal stakeholders in the state-led Global Forum for Migration and Development.
The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, convened by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is the largest gathering of mayors around the world. It is also the World Summit of the most influential local and regional leaders, councillors, local governments, partners, and actors implicated in the decision making of city and community life. The 2019 World Summit will take place from November 11-15 in Durban, South Africa.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes both migration and urbanisation as critical factors for sustainable development. The preeminent role of cities in fostering inclusion, social cohesion and shared economic prosperity in the spirit of the 'leave no one behind' principle is increasingly being recognized. Furthermore, linkages between rural and urban areas lead to interrelated dynamics contributing to an integrated territorial approach.
Cities are leading the way in making the world more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable by drawing on their innovations, flexibility and resolve. This event brings active and engaged mayors representing different world regions together with key UN principals, Permanent Representatives from UN Member States, heads of major foundations and inter-city networks, and preeminent thinkers on sustainable development for a high-level discussion on the role of cities in meeting and galvanizing action towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) is the authoritative source of data and analysis on the risk, scale and impacts of internal displacement worldwide. The report offers insights into key challenges and opportunities in addressing and preventing displacement. It also highlights areas that require increased investment at local, national and global levels. GRID 2019 focuses on urban internal displacement and presents new evidence on the humanitarian and development challenges presented by displacement to, within and from towns and cities.
Canada’s strategy to attract immigrants for economic purposes responds to well-established data that show immigration is a positive contributor to economic growth.