My JMDI Toolbox and E-Course 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
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.
- Core Module: Introductory module on migration and local development(link is external);
- Module 1: Managing the link between migration and local development(link is external);
- Module 2: Establishing partnerships, cooperation and dialogue on M&D at local level(link is external);
- Module 3: Empowering migrants at the territorial level(link is external);
- Module 4: Creating jobs and economic opportunities through migration at local level(link is external);
- Module 5: Increasing the impact on development through integration and reintegration policies(link is external).
See below the training material on which the e-course is based on.
“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.
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:
References: This document provides a list of complementary tools and training manuals from other M&D actors and JMDI partners such as UN Women, IOM, ILO, OHCHR, Cities Alliance and more covering a wide range of topics from local governance, integration, gender and human rights based approaches to development and labour migration
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