Local level initiatives

Projects

Implementation and follow up of 6 projects in Senegal and Ghana which involve migrants previously living in Veneto, who are now contributing to the local economic development of their home territories.
Su.Pa. “Successful Paths, Supporting Human and Economic Capital of Migrants” is a project co-financed by the European Union under the Thematic Programme of Cooperation with Third Countries in the areas of migration and asylum, an instrument contributing to the implementation of the migration policy of the EU, as defined in the Hague Programme. The Programme aims, among others, at managing the migration flows by involving greater cooperation with third countries in several fields, including the facilitation of remittances and the return of migrants. The underlying basic principle is “...
In January 2012, the Senegalese NGO Enda Prospectives Dialogues Politiques (Enda-Diapol), started to establish regional ‘Welcome and Support Centers for the Reintegration and Integration of African Migrants,’ or in French, Centres d’Accueil et d’Accompagnement pour la Réinsertion et l’Insertion des Migrantes Africains (CARIMA). Based on the experiences with Senegalese return migrants, especially from France and other European countries by Enda Diapol and its partners, such as MECSEF and Senegal-based Federation of Associations of Senegalese Return Migrants (Fédération des Associations...
The ON3 Entrepreneurship program is a joint effort by private sector volunteers of the Science & Technology Advisory Council with participation from MOA members Department of Science & Technology, Department of Trade & Industry and Department of Foreign Affairs. It is a response to the need to: Improve the human resource talent pool through cross-border training and mentoring Shorten the time to market of commercialization of University R&D and SME ideas Increase global competitiveness Contribute to national productivity Increase investment by foreign investors in the...
The project seeks to harness the potential of overseas remittances for poverty reduction and local economic development. It aims to support policies that transform overseas remittances for development, savings and investments, and build up viable collective remittance fund. The collective remittance models identified are migrant savings and investment schemes into cooperatives, rural banks, microfinance institutions, and social enterprises.
In nine provinces of the Philippines, a total of 17 One Stop-Shop Migration Resource Centers have been established or are in the process of being set up.[1] Four of these have been established with the support of the MDG-Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and the IOM.[2]     [1] Nameley, in Batangas (Mabini, Ibaan, Rosario, Lemery, Cuenca), Laguna (San Pablo City, Calamba, Alaminos, Binan, San Pedro), Cavite (Bacoor), Tarlac (Tarlac City), Mabalacat Pampanga, Maguindanao (IOM), Antique (IOM), Masbate (IOM), Agusan del Sur (IOM). [2] Output 1.2 of the MDG-F YEM plan is: “One-Stop-Shop Resource...
The PINOY WISE (Worldwide Initiative for Savings Investment and Entrepreneurship) is a programme initiated and spearheaded by the Filipino NGO Athika that provides financial education to Overseas Filipino Workers and their families on both sides of the migration corridor, and links financial education to concrete savings and investment programs of selected cooperatives, microfinance institutions, social enterprises, insurance companies, banks and other agencies in the Philippines. The programme’s name is a pun on its objective to help ‘pinoys’—the informal way of Filipinos referring...
Since 2008, OWWA aims at increasing its outreach to municipalities and to strengthen the partnership with local actors. To this end, local helpdesk are established in cities and municipalities. Recently, this trend has accelerated and partnerships between OWWA and local governments have increased significantly and are planned to continue to rise. According to OWWA, OWWA reaches out to local governments, and subsequently, the Regional Welfare Offices sign Memoranda of Agreements (MoAs) with cities and municipalities. Between 2010 and the end of 2012, eight OFW helpdesks have been...

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