Experts Meeting Report To Confy Dennis Yaun

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Experts Meeting Report To Confy Dennis Yaun

  1. 1. FILIPINO MIGRANTS’ CONFERENCE CONVERGING FILIPINO DIASPORA GLOBAL INITIATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Utrecht, 29-30 October 2007 - Experts’ Meeting Amsterdam, 2 November 2007 - Conference
  2. 2. REPORT ON THE EXPERTS’ MEETING <ul><li>ESTABLISHED OFW-DRIVEN STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMAL NETWORK BUILDING </li></ul><ul><li>VARIETY OF COMPETENCES, EXPERIENCES AND INITIATIVES </li></ul>
  3. 3. REPORT ON THE EXPERTS’ MEETING <ul><li>OBJE CTIVE OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN: </li></ul><ul><li>MAXIMIZING THE ROLE OF FILIPINO DIASPORA IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CULTURAL IDENTITIES, SOCIAL RESPONSIVENESS AND SOLIDARITY </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSLATED INTO THREE STRATEGIES - POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECTS </li></ul>
  4. 4. REPORT ON THE EXPERTS’ MEETING <ul><li>STRATEGY : INVOLVEMENT IN KEY ISSUES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND HOST COUNTRIES </li></ul><ul><li>KEY ACTIVITIES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in the Global Filipino Nation Coalition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formation of OFW-based National Political Party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seafarers - Department of Maritime Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peace - Regional Peace Alliance Formation/ Strengthening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Consultation of Filipina Migrant Caucus </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. REPORT ON THE EXPERTS’ MEETING <ul><li>STRATEGY ON SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSION </li></ul><ul><li>KEY ACTIVITIES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership and Entrepreneurship Training for the youth starting in Rome and replicated in other countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity finding and self-expression for second-generation Filipinos in Switzerland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer counselors (both parents and youth) with a feminist perspective in major countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy advocacy for the modification on the Muslim Code of Personal Laws that have negative effects on migrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of Brain-Gain initiatives & Knowledge empowerment through e-technologies in key Diaspora communities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. REPORT ON THE EXPERTS’ MEETING <ul><li>STRATEGY ON THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION </li></ul><ul><li>KEY ACTIVITIES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Literacy and Psycho-social assistance including trainors training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkage of savings and investments products and services to OFs and their families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OFs Savings and Investments Mobilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship training for OFs and families including Entrepreneurial High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Development Services - Technical and Financial Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Diaspora Philanthropy towards sustainable development including pooling and matching of funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe-wide (Benelux, France and Germany) campaign for Debt-for-Development/Equity swap or bilateral development cooperation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. REPORT ON THE EXPERTS’ MEETING <ul><li>Complete logical framework (activities, assumptions, objectively verifiable indicators and sources of verifications) of each strategy is refined as well as the operational plan. </li></ul><ul><li>THANK YOU. </li></ul>

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