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Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago
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Mainstreaming Migration and Development: National Forum on Migration and Development-Trinidad and Tobago

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  • 1. Intra-ACP Migration Facility CARICOM Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2. Institutional Framework  Focal Point: Ministry of National Security  ACP Migration Facility in Trinidad and Tobago is based on interface with national lead institution on migration matters, the Ministry of National Security.  The Ministry of National Security has spearheaded the development of a National Consultative Committee and facilitated its institutional and civil society working groups. 2
  • 3. Implementing partners of the Facility  Main institutional partners  Ministry of National Security (IAU, various agencies)  Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bilateral/ CSME Unit/ Diaspora FPs)  Ministry of Labour and SME Development (IAU, Research)  Ministry of Planning (S-EPP/TCU-Pop&Manpower)  Main NSA partners  Living Waters Community (Refugees/Asylum Seekers)  CURB/VOM (Human Trafficking/Reintegration)  UWI Institute of International Relations  UWI Institute of Gender and Development Studies 3
  • 4. Project Implementation 4 Title Year Baseline Report/ Stakeholder mapping June-September 2011 Reworking of NCC Terms of Reference July-September 2011 Mixed Working Group Strategic Planning Workshop Sept-October 2011 Definition and validation of national work-plan November 2011 Initial capacity-building requests Oct 2011- January 2012 Development of Action Plan Pillars (MMU-Diaspora Policy- Training Curriculum) December 2011-June 2012 Support to CSO short-term financing proposals and TOR December 2011- October 2012 PMU-Observatory collaboration & joint workplan : data management, training workshops May-September 2012 Separate Working Groups (TOR validation/Short-term funding applications/Activity survey) June 2012- October 2012 Labour Migration Policy additional pillar August 2012- November 2013 Training Workshops and STE in support of action plan January-May 2013
  • 5. National migration policy  Key strategy and policy documents 5 Title Year Medium-Term Policy Framework (MTPF) 2011 Social Sector Investment Programme 2011 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Act 2012 Immigration Policy (in development) Population Policy (in development) MTPF 2014-2017 (in development) Labour Migration/Diaspora Policy (conceptual stages)
  • 6. Main results achieved  Institutional Capacity Building 6 Result Activity Mandate/Consultative Process Development of ad hoc working groups and support to mixed consultative committee Identification of missing data/training needs/Establishment of priorities Baseline/Action Plan Workshop Collaboration with UWI/ACP Observatory on data and training; UN Post-2015 Consultation; Inclusion in TOR; Inclusion of THA/Tobago Specific capacity strengthening Training Workshops (M&D/PCM for MPSD) Support to MFA policy drafting Short-term consultancies Links with ACP Observatory Contribution to Obs. National Workshop; Information-sharing
  • 7. Main results achieved  Civil Society Capacity Building 7 Result Activity Identification/Organisation Baseline; Development of ad hoc working group (CSWG) Representation/Advocacy CSO presence on NCC maintained/creation of CSWG Support to CSWG initiative for Migration and Human Right Week Specific capacity strengthening Training Workshops (M&D workshop as recruitment, sensitisation of groups in labour, gender, health) Technical support to proposals Distribution of reliable information on migration Review of CMDA proposal; Migration Information Points
  • 8. Knowledge developed  Baseline data/Level of information and needs  Strategic / policy framework and gaps  Institutional capacities and needs  Civil society capacities and needs  Migrants’ experiences and needs 8
  • 9. Capacities reinforced  National / regional consultation  National / regional dialogue  Needs identification  Formulation of policy / strategy
  • 10. Lessons learned  Training and Sensitization as first steps  Human Rights and the Role of Non-State Actors  Representatives vs Reporting Officers  Use of media and public consultation: social marketing  Greater visibility through partnering with key institutions 10
  • 11. Priority activities 2013 - 2014  Proposed or planned activities 11 Activity Desired Result Status Migration Management Unit Feasibility Study ; Identification of data and training needs Mid-term methodological presentation to NCC; Completion late August 2013 Diaspora Policy Policy Development Delayed: June-August 2013 Labour Migration Policy (integration of Observatory studies) Framework and Policy Document Launch July 2013 Information Points Reliable information to migrants/media Launch September 2013 Training Programmes Support to pillars Ongoing Centre for Migration and Diaspora Affairs (CSO) Updated Proposal Ongoing/Identification of funding avenues
  • 12. Specific intra-ACP migration challenges  Sharing of information across pilot countries and regions  - CARICOM Forum on Population, Migration & Development (CFMD)  - Pacific-Caribbean exchange on M&D (UWI/USP)  Priorities and perspective  - M&D link to population policy, economic diversification  - Information-sharing among ministries (NCC)  - Public awareness; Labour movement mobilisation  - Uptake of ACP Observatory studies on M&D 12

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