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Project kick-off meeting: Assessment of the needs of families searching for relatives lost in the Central and Western Mediterranean

On 30 September and 1 October 2019 IOM GMDAC hosted a meeting in Berlin, Germany, to kick-start the research for its project on the experiences and needs of families of missing migrants in Ethiopia, the UK, Spain and Tunisia. 

Global Migration Data Portal launched in German

The German-language version of the Global Migration Data Portal was launched and presented to media and policy makers in two different events on 23 October 2019 in Berlin, Germany. 

10th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

The 10th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) was hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 22–24 October 2019. 

Future European Migration Scenarios in 2030: Plausible, Probable, and Relevant?

An expert workshop, called “Future European Migration Scenarios in 2030: Plausible, Probable, and Relevant?”, organized by IOM’s GMDAC and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 October 2019.

Training Workshop on Migration Data Management

Carla Rojas Paz (Migration Data Editor, IOM’s GMDAC) represented IOM at a Prague Process “Training Workshop on Migration Data Management”, in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 8–10 October 2019.

Fifth Pan-African Forum

The 5th Pan-African Forum (PAFOM) under the theme “Strengthening Migration Data and Research for evidence-based policy development and implementation towards effective migration governance in Africa” took place in Cairo, Egypt, from 14–16 September 2019.

September School on Media and Migration

Stylia Kampani (Communication Officer, IOM’s GMDAC) attended the September School on Media and Migration which was organized by the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, the Africa Institute for Media Migration and Development (AIMMAD) and the African Migration Initiative.

Launch of impact evaluation study 'Migrants as Messengers’

IOM GMDAC, in collaboration with IOM’s Media and Communications Division (MCD), launched a new impact evaluation study on the positive impact of peer-to-peer awareness raising on the decision-making of potential migrants in West Africa. 

Regional Migration Data Harmonization Workshop in East Africa

A high-level Regional Migration Data Harmonization Workshop, organized by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and IOM, took place between 27­–29 August 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

Migration Trends across the Central and Western Mediterranean Routes – Focus on Mauritania

The third edition of the “Berlin Migration Talks” took place on 27 August 2019 in Berlin with a focus on migration trends across Central and Western Mediterranean Routes and in Mauritania.