These are three to six-day learning program that provides avenues for showcases the best practices and existing initiatives of national and local government units, NGOs, private sector and diaspora organizations in specific thematic areas. These are formal and informal education and training program which are held in various sites in different areas where best practices in realizing the link of international migration and sustainable development exist. It includes mentoring and training of trainers and training of project implementer depending on the needs of the migration stakeholders.
At the end of the seminar, the participants will be able to:
- Share about the best practices of the specific country that they intend to replicate or adopt;
- Identify what can and cannot work in their context; and
- Forge partnership to be able to assist to generate support in implementing their initiatives.
The seminar is designed for the following participants:
- National, Provincial, city and municipal government officials
- Heads or key personnel of various agencies, departments and offices of provincial, city and municipal governments
- Members of Migration and Development Councils/Committees
- Heads and personnel of Migration Resource Centers
- Focal persons of local government units on Migration and Development
- Officers of associations of diaspora, families of migrants and organizations of migrant returnees
- Interested representatives of agencies and institutions in the academe, NGOs, church, and business communities
Depending on the thematic, the Global Field Schools are conducted in the following countries: Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda, Germany, Netherlands, Italy
A. Mainstreaming Migration in Local Governance
This is a three – four-day seminar and study mission that discusses the link between migration and development and showcases the different good practices of migration stakeholders of regional government agencies, local government units, NGOs and private sector. The global field school will be in the Philippines.
B. Mobilizing Migrant Resources for Development
This is a three – four-day seminar and study mission that discusses the link between migration and development and showcases the different good practices of migration stakeholders of national and regional government agencies, local government units, NGOs and private sector. The global field schools on Mobilizing Migrant Resources for Development will be in Mexico, Rwanda and Philippines.
C. Development Oriented and Gender Responsive Reintegration Program
This is a five-day training and field visits of migration stakeholders involved in policy development and implementation of migration and reintegration programs especially for domestic workers. It discusses the issues, challenges and opportunities of reintegration of migrant domestic workers. The training discusses the Philippine government policy on reintegration and the policies and interventions done at the regional and local level of national and local government agencies, civil society organizations and private sector in translating the policies to concrete programs.