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Introduction to the 8th Brussels Development Briefing: How does international migration affect ACP rural development?


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Presentation by Isolina Boto (CTA) at the 8th Brussels Development Briefing - Brussels, 11 December 2008

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Introduction to the 8th Brussels Development Briefing: How does international migration affect ACP rural development?

  1. 1. <ul><li>Brussels Rural Development Briefings A series of meetings on ACP-EU development issues </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing session n° 8: </li></ul><ul><li>How does international migration affect ACP rural development? </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels, 11 th December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>8h30 – 12h45 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Co 2 offset through
  2. 2. <ul><li>Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change? </li></ul><ul><li>Programme and Objectives of the Meeting, Ms Isolina Boto, CTA </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory remarks </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Hansjörg Neun, Director of CTA </li></ul><ul><li>Klaus Rudischhauser, Director DG Development C, European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Cecile Riallant, Deputy Programme Manager of the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative </li></ul>Co 2 offset through
  3. 3. Share of a country's nationals with a university degree living in an(other) OECD country ■ Less than 2 % ■ Less than 5 % ■ Less than 10 % ■ Less than 20 % ■ Over 20 % ■ Not included
  4. 7. <ul><li>Objectives of this Briefing </li></ul><ul><li>To raise awareness on key challenges </li></ul><ul><li>To promote exchange of information and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>To feed in the debate on migration and development by bringing various perspectives </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Panel 1: Exploring the links between migration and rural development </li></ul><ul><li>Does migration promote development in ACP </li></ul><ul><li>countries and what are the costs and benefits of </li></ul><ul><li>migration? How cash remittances sent by Diaspora </li></ul><ul><li>benefit home countries and what is their impact on </li></ul><ul><li>rural development? Can migration be considered </li></ul><ul><li>as a tool for development (achieving the MDGs)? </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Panel 2: Diasporas as agents of change and development partners? </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging diasporas in the development process </li></ul><ul><li>can limit the costs of emigration and mitigate brain </li></ul><ul><li>drain. Do the diaspora networks play a role in </li></ul><ul><li>development policies? In which ways can they be </li></ul><ul><li>strengthened to benefit development? What are </li></ul><ul><li>possible multi-stakeholder partnerships and what </li></ul><ul><li>role is there for public-private partnerships? </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Target group </li></ul><ul><li>110 ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of EU </li></ul><ul><li>and ACP Member States, European Parliament, </li></ul><ul><li>civil society groups, researchers and development </li></ul><ul><li>practitioners, international organisations based in </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Inputs/Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>A Reader/Resources on Migration & Rural </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of key issues </li></ul><ul><li>Documents available online </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>… To be complemented and further developed </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Read presentations, consult documents, </li></ul><ul><li>listen to interviews, view videos, make </li></ul><ul><li>comments before, during and after </li></ul><ul><li>the meetings at: </li></ul><ul><li> (English) </li></ul><ul><li> (French) </li></ul>