My JMDI Online Courses

Date published

2015

Description

The JMDI has created two e-learning courses to help enhance the capacities of actors working in migration and development: (i) My JMDI e-Toolbox on migration and local development and; (ii) Running your M&D project successfully. Both of these courses are outlined in more detail below. Through these self-guided courses, users can learn about the linkages between migration and development and how these can be harnessed to foster development, how to implement a project or initiative based on project cycle management, and specifically how local authorities, in partnership with other local actors, can mainstream migration into their development plans and policies for enhanced development. These courses are free and can be taken at the user’s pace.(link sends e-mail)

 

1.  MY JMDI e-TOOLBOX ON MIGRATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT(link is external);

 

2. RUNNING YOUR M&D PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY.

 

 

MY JMDI e-TOOLBOX ON MIGRATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT 

 

This e-learning course is a free, flexible and comprehensive e-course for stakeholders working on migration and development at the local level (local and national authorities, civil society, migrants’ associations, academia, international organizations, etc.) on how to better manage migration for enhanced local development through the inclusion and empowerment of migrants and diaspora in development planning and policy-making

ACCESS THE E-LEARNING COURSE HERE(link is external)

The e-learning course was developed by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) based on the JMDI’s training tools ‘My JMDI Toolbox’ which was elaborated jointly with IOM and ITC-ILO. The e-learning is available on the JMDI website here. (French and Spanish versions will also be available soon). 

Given the global context of increasing human mobility, urbanization and decentralization, it is cities, local and regional authorities that are finding themselves at the forefront of managing both the positive and negative impacts of migration. Yet often they find themselves lacking know-how and tools that they need to manage this in a way that can foster local development. The course is therefore a direct response to the specific needs and knowledge gaps identified from local stakeholders. It covers a wide range of practical issues connected with Local Development through 6 modules. The introductory module (Core Module) is compulsory with the remaining 5 optional modules depending on the various interests of the trainees. Each module is outlined below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below the training material on which the e-course is based on.

 

                                                                                                                      

 

RUNNING YOUR M&D PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY

 

JMDI’s e-Learning course “Running your M&D project successfully” is based on the Joint Migration and Development Initiative’s unique experience in supporting small-scale actors implementing M&D projects. The Course was created not only as a response to the special needs of M&D practitioners, but was also developed on the basis of good practices and lessons learned from the programme.

Throughout it, you will find pictures of the JMDI’s partners and beneficiaries whose experiences have fed into this course. You will also find “JMDI Examples” of how they overcame difficult situations. In this way, the JMDI experience has been illustrated throughout the tool to enable you to carry out your M&D initiative more effectively.

The Course is a comprehensive tool on project cycle management, covering all phases from Programming to Evaluation, while providing tips based on the experience of the JMDI projects.

ENTER THE COURSE HERE

Collectively, the 6 modules in the Tool will help you: 

1. IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS YOUR LOCAL M&D PROBLEMS

2. CHOOSE YOUR TEAM

3. INITIATE, MANAGE AND MONITOR YOUR M&D PROJECT

4. FORMULATE KEY PROJECT DOCUMENTS

5. PREPARE BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS

Students can either complete the entire course or choose individual modules according to their specific needs before taking the final exam. Successful student are required to pass more than 80% of the questions and receive an electronic certificate upon completion. 

The course is facilitated by the JMDI Team. Once enrolled, you have the opportunity to ask questions, and send us your feedback.

 

 

                                                                                                                      

 

“My JMDI Toolbox” offers a flexible and comprehensive tool for local stakeholders (local authorities, civil society, migrants’ associations, academia, international organizations etc.) on how to mainstream migration into local development planning in order to be able to better harness the development potential of migration. For an interactive presentation on this, click here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN NOW TAKE THE SELF-GUIDED E-LEARNING TOOL BASED ON THE TOOLBOX HERE

The contents of the Toolbox were designed as a direct response to the specific needs identified from local stakeholders and practitioners working on migration and development issues. The training package covers a wide range of practical issues connected with Local Development through 6 modules. The first and core module is compulsory with the remaining 5 optional modules depending on the various interests of the trainees. The Toolbox also contains a set of identified good practices, a list of further resources and courses as well a set of selected key resources from JMDI partners, all of which can provide further support and guidance to local actors in their M&D efforts.

You can access all of these resources in the below list:

MY JMDI TOOLBOX

Forewords: Donors and Implementing Partners 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

My JMDI User Guide:
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

Training Modules:

Core Module: Introduction to Migration and Local Development
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

Module 1Managing the link between migration and development 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR 1/2 ; 2/2]

Module 2Establishing partnerships, cooperation and dialogue on M&D at local level 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR 1/3 ; 2/3 ; 3/3]

Module 3
Empowering migrants at the territorial level 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

Module 4: 
Creating jobs and economic opportunities at the local level 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

Module 5: 
Increasing the impact on development through integration and re-integration policies 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

Good Practices: 
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

References: This document provides a list of complementary tools and training manuals from other M&D actors and JMDI partners such as UN WomenIOMILOOHCHRCities Alliance and more covering a wide range of topics from local governance, integration, gender and human rights based approaches to development and labour migration
[ENG] [FR] [ESP] [AR]

 

JMDI RESOURCES

Migration for development: a bottom-up approach – a handbook for practitioners and policy makers

A key milestone and output of the JMDI is the production of this Handbook for practitioners and policy-makers. It is designed as a toolbox for setting up M&D projects and is enriched by references to the concrete experiences of projects funded by the JMDI.  

The handbook comprises of 3 main sections. Part I promotes a bottom-up approach and explores the reasons underlying such an approach. PARTS II and III are intended as practical, hands-on sections.

From Migration to Development: Lessons drawn from the experience of local authorities

This study assesses the best practices and defines the potential contribution of European local authorities in the field of migration and development.  In this respect, the views of European local authorities in regard to their role in stimulating the positive connection between migration and development are presented, as well as a number of successful initiatives. A condensed version of the report is also available.

Mapping local authorities’ practices in the area of Migration and Development: a territorial approach to local initiatives and needs

This study is the result of a global mapping exercise of local authorities’ practices in the area of M&D conducted by the JMDI in 2012. The report makes the case that local authorities are the missing piece in the global migration and development puzzle. By drawing on over 90 identified practices, the report argues that the strategies, and partnerships developed by and the capacity building needs of local authorities need to be addressed in future M&D programmes.

Local Authorities: The missing link for harnessing the potential of migration for development

The JMDI contributed to the January 2013 'Migration Policy Practice' issue with this article, which  draws on the linkages between migration and local development, highlighting the various capitals that migrants can bring to local authorities and communities, as well as to sustainable development strategies.

The State of Local and Regional Integration of Migration and Development in Morocco (Only available in French)

In 2010, the JMDI embarked on a ‘mainstreaming migration into development planning’ pilot in Morocco. The report is the result of this exercise. It assesses and covers twenty existing M&D initiatives at the local level in Morocco using a clear methodology which identifies the opportunities and challenges that local authorities and civil society organizations face when implementing M&D practices.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Mainstreaming Migration into Development Planning

Table of Complementary Tools and Training Manuals

 

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