- CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
1. ICMPD Training on Labour Migration in Budva, Montenegro (2019)
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) organised a training for 21 participants on Labour Migration in Budva, Montenegro. The purpose of the training was to build capacity of employment services and authorities to manage labour migration, and to share experience and best practices in organising labour migration. The training targeted representatives of migration authorities from the Prague Process participating states, and included participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Dr Lisa Andersson led two of the training sessions, one on labour matching and one on skills recognition and reintegration strategies in countries of origin.
2. MOBILAZE Research Methods Training in Baku (2019)
The workshop was organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in cooperation with the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The workshop focused on conveying research methods in migration research to around 40 university students and professionals. Dr. Merkle instructed a group on in-depth interview skills and qualitative methods while Iman Rajabzadeh concentrated on data visualisation. MOBILAZE aims to support the implementation of the Mobility Partnership between the EU and Azerbaijan with a specific focus on strengthening the capacity of the government to develop and implement the national migration policy.
3. Proposal Writing Workshop for Mercy Hands in Erbil (2019)
The target of the training was Mercy Hands staff as well as staff from other NGOs in Iraq. The two-day training workshop consisted of interactive lectures and group exercises. A total of 32 participants took part in the training, 15 participants from Mercy hands and 17 participants from other organisations.
4. MOMENTA: Migration Media Training Academy in Moldova (2019)
MOMENTA supports journalists and other media professionals in understanding key concepts and trends related to migration to improve fact-based, objective, and in-depth reporting of migration phenomenon. The project was focused on the European Partnership countries and the Russian Federation, engaging media content creators across the professional and generational spectrum. The training was part of the introduction of the programme and focused on informing participating journalists about migration definitions and categories, the relationship between migration and development, and the global governance of migration. Dr. Michaella Vanore and Dr. Ronald Skeldon delivered lectures and workshops to the participants of the MOMENTA training.
5. Enhancing Georgia’s Migration Management (ENIGMMA) (2016-2019)
ENIGMMA was a joint initiative of the European Union Delegation to Georgia, civil society, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The ENIGMMA project focused on enhancing the capacities of Georgian authorities related to integrated border management and migration. We were involved in the capacity building component of the project.
6. UNICEF IRAN: Training ‘Measuring and mitigating poverty among forced migrant children’ (2013)
The overall objective of this training was to train Iranian Government staff specifically with regard to poverty concepts and measurement, and with a specific focus on children and different vulnerable groups such as refugee and migrant children.
7. UNICEF IRAN: Training ‘Productive Society: Mitigating poverty and vulnerability among forced migrants’ (2011)
The overall objective of this training was to improve the existing policies applied and services offered to Afghans and to help shift the same towards adoption of an effective child centred migration policy with an efficient social integration component incorporated therein. The main objectives of the study tour/exchange visit were: (1) Initiating the dialogue between Iran and other refugee-hosting countries in order to facilitate the exchange of lessons learnt and successful experiences in the provision of social services to migrant populations; (2) Creating a forum for the Iranian government to present its achievements in the provision of basic services to other countries; (3) Familiarising Iranian Government Officials of BAFIA, MOE and MOH—who are influential in policy-making for refugees—with the achievements of another country, at different levels of policy, strategy and practice, to help support the development of a policy draft for the provision of basic services for Afghan children.