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.

It involves field visits and exchange with migration stakeholders implementing reintegration preparedness program in selected region from pre-departure, on-site to return phase.  It also showcase center-based, community based and school based initiatives that assists not only migrants but also their families including their children.  The global field schools on Development Oriented and Gender Responsive Reintegration Program will be in Philippines, Mexico and Indonesia.

Training Seminar Objectives

  At the end of the training seminar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of reintegration and the challenges of migrants and their families in reintegration planning;
    1. Share the Philippine government policies that support the reintegration
    1. Describe a comprehensive reintegration program for migrant domestic workers and their families;
    1. Identify different government and private sector partners who could provide concrete psychosocial, investment, technical, vocational and entrepreneurship training to migrants and families; and
    1. Implement a monitoring and mentoring scheme of migrants and families who

           participated in the financial education course and were involved in reintegration planning.

Target Participants

The seminar is designed for the following participants:

  1. Provincial, city and municipal government officials
  2. Heads or key personnel of various agencies, departments and offices of provincial, city and municipal governments
  3. Members of Migration and Development Councils/Committees
  4. Heads and personnel of Migration Resource Centers
  5. Focal persons of Local Government Units on Migration and Development
  6. Officers of associations of migrants, families of migrants  and organizations of migrant returnees
  7. Interested representatives of agencies and institutions in the academe, NGO, church, and business communities
1. Understanding Migration and Development Policies (SDG, GCM, national and local policies)1. SDG and Migration and Development
2. Global Compact on Migration on Reintegration
3. National Policies on Migration and Reintegration
4. Local Policies on Migration and Reintegration
5. Gaps in Policies and Recommendation
2. Reintegration Current Situation Challenges and Opportunities1. Understanding Together: Reintegration, Development Oriented Reintegration, Gender Responsive and Rights Based Reintegration
2. Discussion on Current Challenges and Opportunities of Reintegration
3.Gender Responsive Reintegration Preparedness Program1. Comprehensive Reintegration Program

Reintegration Counseling and Processing
Handling Reintegration Issues and Concerns
2. Reintegration Program

Go Earn Achieve Return Uplift Philippine (GEAR UP) Reintegration Preparedness Program for Domestic Workers – Philippines
Entrepreneurship Program – 2×1 Program of Mexico
Reintegration of High Skilled Professionals- Indonesia

Field Visits of Successful Returnees
4. Learning Integration adapt/replicate/improve best practices1.Matching Challenges with Best Practices
2.Identifying practices to be adopted/ replicated
3. Areas of Partnership and Planning for Future Cooperation