IOM, UNDP, SDC and Moldovan Government cooperation puts migration first on their agenda

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tags: 
mainstreaming migration, SDC, MOMID, cooperation, policy

Today, IOM, UNDP, SDC and representatives of the Moldovan Government discussed the results of six years of cooperation in the field of mainstreaming migration into national development strategies. The six years count for two phases of an SDC-funded country programme with the same name.

Thanks to the programme, migration is viewed nor rather as an opportunity than a problem. This way, migration is now introduced in the agenda of all the ministries and governmental agencies, having at least one person per institution to implement and monitor the new migration policies.

“For the last six years we have been working on three major aspects of migration mainstreaming: coherence, building capacity and coordination”, said Mr. Cretu, Migration and Development Programme Coordinator, IOM Moldova. “The process of mainstreaming is long and the results will be visible in the coming years” added Mr. Cretu.

An important lesson that was learnt while implementing this programme was that it is important not to limit the number of possible stakeholders. Interinstitutional cooperation was what pushed this programme forward – it let the stakeholders and the responsible persons within the Moldovan government to inform one another and to mutually empower one another.

As the second phase of the programme ended, the third is about to start in early summer 2018. The new phase will include Niger and Nepal to the initial eight states: Moldova, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Tunisia and Serbia.

The event was organized thanks to the Global Joint Program “Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies” (MOMID), implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Programme and funded by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC).

For more pictures from the event, please click here.

For more information, please contact Iulia Tvigun, IOM Moldova, Email: itvigun@iom.int.