SDC and GIZ have joined forces and created a practice-oriented training course about the interplay of migration and development, making use of their mutual practical experience and involvement in international dialogue processes on migration. Balancing conceptual and practice oriented modules, this 3-day training session is designed to learn actively how to turn migration into an effective development tool. Information on coming trainings will be shared in a soon future.
“In my current work as Deputy Regional Head of Cooperation, based in Amman, protection and migration represents one of the pillars of the regional approach. The main focus regarding migration lays on decent work for migrants. Jordan is the destination of many migrant workers from Southeast Asia, while at the same time a considerable number of Jordanians are emigrating to other Gulf countries in search of income generation opportunities. On top of that, with the crisis in Syria, many Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan, competing more and more with the hosting population as well as with migrant workers in the low payed and informal labor market. The knowledge acquired in the M&D training helps me to reflect on migration along conceptual lines, to identify options of intervention but also to understand limitations. The training outline however did not address mixed migration, which actually represents the main characteristic of our intervention context. I would be most interested to see an M&D training specifically addressing this topic.”Rahel Pema, Deputy Regional Head of Cooperation, SDC, Jordan, (participant of the March 2015 training).