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23 Nov 2015

International Migration and Development Training Modules

The International Migration and Development Training Modules provide policymakers and practitioners with an easy-to-follow but thorough introduction to current discourses, policies and practices linking migration and development. 

This discussion is enriched through references drawn, for instance, from academic works and from the experience and expertise of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in programme and project implementation, in developing partnerships with multiple stakeholders or in supporting Member States’ capacity-building efforts.

The modules are designed to provide trainers, policymakers and practitioners with structured training sessions, covering theoretical and practical elements intended to strengthen their professional capabilities for the formulation or implementation of migration and development policies and initiatives.

This three-course training programme is designed to facilitate the delivery of face-to-face training workshops, promoting cooperative, experiential and problem-based learning. The modular approach built in these materials allows facilitators to easily adapt the programme to the specific needs, time frame and conditions of each training course: Course I sets the stage for the training and can be combined with different modules from Course II and Course III. The three courses intend to: (a) introduce users to the different waves of thinking that have influenced the way in which the migration–development nexus is perceived; (b) explore the existing frameworks for cooperation in the field of migration and development; and (c) familiarize users with practices aimed at linking international migration and development. Intended to help users to reflect on different discourses, issues and initiatives in the field of migration and development and to apply them to their particular context, the manual also guides them to identify the potential opportunities and challenges that they present. 

Each course is divided into modules, which are sub-divided into training sessions. Each session starts with an introduction to the aims, objectives and learning outcomes, and includes a content outline with the suggested duration for the session. The sessions are structured around group activities and discussions or presentations that mutually reinforce the learning objectives. Sample activities (presentations, role plays, case studies) are designed to stimulate participatory learning and teamwork. The sessions include background information, examples and case studies, key points, wrap-up summaries, lists of references and handouts for participants. The modules are accompanied by an electronic copy of the manual, sample presentations, select videos and reading materials for facilitators, uploaded in a USB key.

For additional information, obtaining this publication or scheduling training sessions, please contact: lhd@iom.int

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction to the training
  • Course 1: Introduction
  • Course 2: Enhancing cooperation and policy coherence on migration and development
  • Course 3: Current practice in the field of migration and development
  • Annexes