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. If you have any technical issues or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.