Migration and Local Economic Development

Civil Society Consultation on Migration and Local Development

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Nov 02, 2016

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development
UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative, Global Civil Society Consultation on Migration and Local Development: A Synthesis Report in the context of the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development, (2016)
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This report was written and presented during a special session dedicated to the role of civil society in supporting cities in harnessing the potential of migration for local development at the 

Opportunity Space Competition

Opprtunity Space is an international design-build competition that seeks to respond to Europe's migrant influx by calling for contributions on the creation of a temporary mobile structure that will foster economic opportunity and social inclusion in Malmö, Sweden. The competition will bring new and established residents together to produce a public space hub for education, job assistance, and social inclusion programs that benefit everyone in Malmö.

The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize and up to $25,000 to implement its proposal in and around Malmö’s Enskifteshagen Park.

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English version

Focus area

Migration and Integration
Migration and Local Economic Development
Creating sustainable networks amongst migrant communities for development

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Sweden

Date published

2016

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Van Alen Institute

conclusions from the Thematic Meeting on diaspora engagement strategies

This document features the conclusions from the Thematic Meeting on Diaspora Engagement Strategies of the Rabat Process that took place on the 5 & 6 October in Bamako, Mali. The conclusions were derived from discussions and exchanges during the meeting and feature steps to be taken in order to better engage diasporas, including the development of policy frameworks and specific strategies, to develop evidence-based strategies and to develop and strengthen communication availability and accessibility to reach diaspora. 

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English version

French version

Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development

Thematic area

Diaspora engagement

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2016

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“Managing migration well: for more inclusive and resilient cities” side event for Habitat III

Dates

Wed, 10/19/2016

Type of event

Jmdi Events

Thematic area

Rural development and urbanization

Location

One UN Pavillon
Ecuador
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Lead organisation

Country

Ecuador

City

Quito

We are pleased to announce that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) co-organised a side event entitled “Managing migration well: for more inclusive and resilient cities” during the Habitat III UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that is starting today in Quito, Ecuador.

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Managing migration well: For more inclusive and resilient cities

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Oct 17, 2016

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development
Migration and Local Governance

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Ecuador
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The JMDI is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Habitat III UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador and in the side-event “Managing migration well: for more inclusive and resilient cities”. The event is organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The JMDI, along with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), will be participating in the event as partners.

Read more about the event here and in the document attached.

Migrants and Refugees: A Global Problem or a Local Solution ?

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Sep 16, 2016

JMDI Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development
Blog post by Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
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“The bulk of displaced persons today have been living in protracted situations of fear and need. Thus, human mobility has to be included more comprehensively into long-term policy planning”, argues Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UN Assistant Secretary General, in the wake of two critical UN conferences on the refugee situation this month. Read his piece for the HuffingtonPost here.

Tenth African Development Forum on Migration and Africa's Transformation

Dates

Tue, 11/15/2016

Type of event

Forum

City

Addis Ababa

Location

ECA Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Tenth African Development Forum will be held from 13th to 17th November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme, “Migration and Africa’s transformation”. While more than 3% of Africa’s population have migrated internationally (about 31 million people), the theme stems from the recognition of the central role of migration as an important enabler for inclusive and sustainable development.

Mainstreaming Migration and Development in Local Governance: Roadmap for Local Governments and Experiences from region 4A-CALABARZON

Both the long experiences of Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite, as well as the emergent M&D work in Rizal and Quezon under the SUMMID CALABARZON project supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), allowed the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) to develop an approach, the Roadmap for Mainstreaming M&D in Local Governance.

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English

English version

Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development
Migration and Decentralized Cooperation
Migration and Local Governance

Thematic area

Local Authorities

Related countries

Philippines

Date published

2016

Publisher / Organisation

Regional Development Council Calabarzon

Parent project

CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Final Declaration, 1 July 2016, Veneto (IT)

The CPMR Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) -the Region of Western Greece- has released a final declaration adopted by the latest IMC General Assembly held in Venice on 1st of July 2016.

The declaration includes specific reflections and recommendations concerning:

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Migration and Local Economic Development

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Date published

2016

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CPMR Intermediterranean Commission

Pacific Possible: Labour Mobility (World Bank)

The new report from the World Bank and the Australian National University Pacific Possible: Labour Mobility shows that the full potential of labour mobility between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands remains largely untapped. Indeed, if Australia and New Zealand lifted restrictions around seasonal migrant workers, 240,000 more Pacific Islanders could migrate abroad by 2040, which could generate up to $10 billion of additional income into the islands

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English

Focus area

Migration and Local Economic Development

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Date published

2016

Place / Publisher

The World Bank / Australian National University

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