Local governments successfully piloted a Hometown Associations model with more than 160 registered associations that systematically engage the diaspora in local development projects and initiatives.
The M4SD Programme (2019-2023) aimed to harness the development benefits and reduce the negative effects of migration for host and home communities, migrants, and their family members. A key component of this Programme was to showcase how inclusive policies can be implemented locally and how the results contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The International iDiaspora Photo exhibition, organised by IOM and IBER-RUTAS, has shed light on the different ways in which diasporas cope and adapt when they leave their countries of origin to seek new opportunities and live transnational lives. The selected photos were able to portray how diasporas navigate their multiple identities and embrace their new country while remember where they come from.
The GÈnÈration Climat Program (PGC), coordinated by the Fondation pour la Nature et pour l'Homme (FNH) and FORIM, aims to get young people aged 16 to 35 involved in the fight against climate change, in France and internationally, by offering them a range of different activities to help them take action. By following paths of engagement that lead them to understand, meet, act and then spread the word, the PGC aims to enable several thousand young people to grasp climate issues and make them a central focus of their civic commitment.
Alternative to Detention Pilot Program for unaccompanied migrant and asylum seeker children in Mexico
This project built on the progress to date in developing and implementing a framework and shifting perspective on alternatives to immigration detention (ATD) in Mexico, with the specific aim of fostering sustainability and empowering local stakeholders towards building preventative and community-based ATD models for the longer term through collaborative initiatives.
The Migration Youth Forum is MYCP's flagship initiative and an official youth preparatory space to the GFMD Summits, implemented since 2018. This has been 2-3 days long virtual or in-person event, which have been very successful in:
– building the capacity of young people to advocate on issues of migration;
– giving youth a space to consult, help them consolidate their priorities, and amplify their voices;
– creating strong networks and collaborations across youth peers as well as relevant institutions from governments to UN and civil society;
The Youth Leadership and Innovation Award for Migration (YLIA) is a global contest empowering young leaders to drive innovative solutions for migration challenges. The inaugural Youth Leadership and Innovation Award for Migration organised as part of youth engagement in the 2021 Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit, awarded cash prizes totaling $33,000 to three winning youth initiatives. These were chosen from nine finalists by a high-level jury during a pitching and awards ceremony during the GFMD summit itself.
Everybody Knows Something That You Don't Know is a social media campaign using short interviews to create a positive migration narrative. During the interviews, the MYCP team talks to youth about the topic of migration and publishes this in the format of interactive interviews on social networks.
@letstalkmigration Instagram Platform is a community of more than 2000 young members and growing sharing tools and tips on how to change the often negative narratives on migration in their communities.To enable capacity building for youth wanting to learn more about shaping narratives on the ground beyond the tools and advice shared on the account, we have hosted an online workshop series with 6 regional rounds for young people on how to use social media to create their own positive and hope-based narratives with over 40 participants from different regions worldwide.
This action was submitted through the GFMD Mayors Mechanism Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees.