Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Development – access and contribution to basic services

The Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) jointly present the twelveth instalment in the Migration and Development Debate Series.

Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Development – access and contribution to basic services

When: Friday, June 22, 2018, 12:00 – 14:00

 

Welcome Remarks: 

Ilse Hahn, Head of Division 220 – Policy Issues of Migration and Displacement, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Sönke Lorenz, Head of Task Force Global Forum on Migration and Development/International Migration Policy, Federal Foreign Office

Susanne Melde, Senior Analyst, IOMs Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

 

Speakers:

Dr. Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Senior Research Fellow for Migration, Overseas Development Institute, London

Veronika Richler, Social Worker at SOLWODI (Solidarity with women in distress), Bad Kissingen

Facilitation: Maksim Roskin, Advisor in the GIZ Sector Project Migration and Development 

 

About: Migration contributes significantly to all aspects of economic and social development, and will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Different opportunities and levels of development can drive migration. At the same time, migration can increase development and investment, fill labor gaps and contribute to development along the journeys. It is a strong poverty reduction tool – not just for migrants themselves, but also for their families and their wider communities. But migration can also negatively impact development, and though the relationship between the two is increasingly recognized, it remains under-explored. A report published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in 2017, collates, and draws out key findings from, a series of eight ODI policy briefings which analyze the interrelationship between migration and key development areas (gender, health, urbanization, climate change, education, social protection, poverty and citizenship). Each briefing explores how the links between migration and these different development issues affect the achievement of the SDGs, and offers pragmatic recommendations to incorporate migration into the 2030 Agenda to ensure it contributes to positive development outcomes.

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