Dear M4D Net members,

The JMDI is proud to present the newly launched “My JMDI e-Toolbox on Migration and Local Development”. This e-learning course is a free, flexible and comprehensive e-course for stakeholders working on migration and development at the local level (local and national authorities, civil society, migrants’ associations, academia, international organizations, etc.) on how to better manage migration for enhanced local development through the inclusion and empowerment of migrants and diaspora in development planning and policy-making.

The e-learning course was developed by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) based on the JMDI’s training tools ‘My JMDI Toolbox’ which was elaborated jointly with IOM and ITC-ILO. The e-learning is available on the JMDI website here. (French and Spanish versions will also be available soon).

Given the global context of increasing human mobility, urbanization and decentralization, it is cities, local and regional authorities that are finding themselves at the forefront of managing both the positive and negative impacts of migration. Yet often they find themselves lacking know-how and tools that they need to manage this in a way that can foster local development. The course is therefore a direct response to the specific needs and knowledge gaps identified from local stakeholders. It covers a wide range of practical issues connected with Local Development through 6 modules. The introductory module (Core Module) is compulsory with the remaining 5 optional modules depending on the various interests of the trainees. Each module is outlined below:

Core Module – Introductory module on migration and local development
Module 1 – Managing the link between migration and local development
Module 2 – Establishing partnerships, cooperation and dialogue on M&D at local level
Module 3 – Empowering migrants at the territorial level
Module 4 – Creating jobs and economic opportunities through migration at local level
Module 5 – Increasing the impact on development through integration and reintegration policies

For more information, check out this video:

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