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Apr 01, 2020 • Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS
COVID-19 Global Situation Report 3 - 27-30 March
Despite the many restrictions on movement, recent trends have included significant returns of migrant workers including internal and cross-border migrants from urban areas towards provincial areas or to home countries in response to public health measures or fears over COVID-19 transmission.
Mar 31, 2020 • Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS
COVID-19 Global Situation Report 3 - 24-26 March
As part of the global HRP launch, the UN's Emergency Coordinator announced a $60 million USD Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocation to UN agencies, including IOM. IOM continues to support ministries, border authorities, partners, and people on the move to enhance preparedness at prioritized points of entry, include screening, awareness-raising, and flow monitoring. IOM is adjusting its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, ensuring the continuity of operations and accountability to the people it serves.
Jan 07, 2020 • Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS
IOM Diaspora Quick-Start Guide
If you are a member of a diaspora community and you want to engage with the development of your country of origin this one pager will guide you through six steps to get your started as a transnational development actor. This Quick Start Guide is based on the International Organization for Migration's extensive experience supporting diaspora enagagment around the world from facilitating knowledge transfer to lowering remittance costs and promoting trade and investment.
Oct 08, 2019 • IOM Italy M&D
Project Development Manual for Migrants’ Association”
The “Project Development Manual for Migrants’ Association” systematizes the experience that IOM Italy has gained over the years in the organization of the A.MI.CO. – Migration Associations for Co-Development - training courses, developing a specific model explicitly tailored on the needs and specificities of the associations in question.
Oct 08, 2019 • IOM Italy M&D
Doing Business- Practical Guide for migrant entrepreneurs
The handbook “Doing Business- Practical Guide for migrant entrepreneurs”, is a guide thought as a tool to offer basic principles to those who want to set up a business, in Italy or in their countries of origin. The handbook is the result of IOM activities in support of migrant entrepreneurship which aim at enhancing the benefits arising from the circulation of people and knowledge.
Sep 10, 2019 • ED4D Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development
Business Model Generation
You’re holding a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. It’s a book for the . . . Business Model Generation. Written by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur. Co-created by an amazing crowd of 470 practitioners from 45 countries. Designed by Alan Smith, The Movement.
Mar 30, 2020 • Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS Video
Grenada hosts the first regional consultation on diaspora engagement in the Caribbean
The Office of Diaspora Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grenada, with the support of IOM, hosts a consultation aimed at initiating dialogue and exploring new opportunities, challenges, lessons learnt, and best practices on how proactive diaspora engagement can contribute to the development of Caribbean countries.
Jan 07, 2020 • Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS Blog
6 Steps to Getting Engaged
Do you want to give back but don't know where to start? Is there a cause you feel passionate about but don't feel like you can make a difference? Don't worry. You're not alone. Many of us have faced these same dilemmas and doubts when we first consider engaging as development actors but the important thing is to start and be willing to learn along the way and IOM's Diaspora Quick Start Guide is just the thing to help you overcome that initial uncertainty and start you on your way to making a real impact on peoples lives.
Dec 31, 2019 • ED4D Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development Video
Diaspora Engagement Promotion Video by IOM the Netherlands
We firmly believe that diaspora can contribute in a unique way to the development of their countries of origin through knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship. This is a promotion video to showcase IOM’s experience with our CD4D and ED4D projects. Through our projects we support the development of targeted sectors in selected countries. We do this by engaging experts from the diaspora in the Netherlands and other EU member states to share their knowledge and expertise.
Dec 12, 2019 • Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS Opportunity
Development of the Toolkit on Diaspora Mapping
The consultancy seeks to strengthen capacities of the national governments, research institutions and IOM field missions in conducting high quality, cost-efficient, effective, and comparable diaspora mapping studies as well as using mapping methodologies that are attuned to the specific objectives/needs of the governments (such as skills resources, remittances, return potential, investment and philanthropy).
National Program Officer, Labour Migration and Human Development, Migration Managment Unit