The Migration Laboratory: A different way of working


Maksim Roskin, GIZ Advisor in the Sector Project Migration and Development,

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Berlin /

The Migration Laboratory brought together 33 leaders and change-agents from 18 different countries, representing governments, civil society (including diaspora) an

d the private sector. It was launched in the framework of the German-Moroccan co-chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), and implemented by the Global Leadership Academy and GIZ's Sector Project Migration and Development on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

On the basis of the experimental approach of the Migration Laboratory, its members have developed, in concrete cooperation across sectors, proposals that tackle critical current challenges in the field of migration and development, thereby creating new capacities.

From the Lab, eight cross-sectoral groups were established, proposing projects on topics including reintegration, the inclusion of private sector actors, and the protection of particularly vulnerable migrants. The projects are designed to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Global Compact for Migration and migration-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Laboratory participants are continuously working towards the realisation of all eight projects, and they need the participation and support of individuals and organisations from the fields of government, civil society, academia, media and private sector to create synergies and enable optimal impact.

We invite all interested actors to add their creativity and commitment to this joint undertaking of change-makers aiming at tangible actions that will help make migration beneficial for all actors in society.


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