Including migrants and communities in socio-economic recovery: Experiences from the IOM-UNDP partnership on COVID-19


Thu, 06/10/2021

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The lessons we have learned from this pandemic must not go to waste. We must work together so that human mobility can have positive development impacts in our communities. Join us on 10 June to find out how.

Through collective efforts, we can continue harnessing the development dividends of human mobility in a world affected by the pandemic, responding to the needs of migrants, including returnees, and local communities. Join us for an interactive discussion on the building blocks for scalable and sustainable interventions to support governments in the quest for inclusive, long-term socio-economic recovery from COVID-19, building on experiences from the joint IOM-UNDP seed-funding initiative.

In October 2020, the Principals of IOM and UNDP communicated their intent for a reinforced partnership between the two agencies at country, regional and global levels. Among the first steps in translating the commitment into practice, both agencies launched a joint seed-funding initiative to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in nine countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The event will provide concrete examples and good practices related to COVID-19 responses addressing migrants, including returnees and forcibly displaced populations, alongside host communities, building on results from the initiative and next steps planned.

  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
  • António Vitorino, Director-General, IOM
  • Roza Otunbaeva, Ex-President of Kyrgyz Republic and Founder, Roza Otunbaeva Initiative
  • Victor Quinteros Marquina, Neighborhood Participation Manager, Municipality of Lima, Peru
  • Betty Wabunoha, Resident Representative, UNDP Lesotho

Register for the event here.