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Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda tookplace in the context of increasing recognition that migration is a key driver of sustainabledevelopment.

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IOM signs MoU with German Embassy for Document Verification

On January 19, 2015, IOM and the German Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding which gives IOM the authority to verify educational documents of applicants to various academic institutions of Germany for Undergraduate and Masters Programme.

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IOM continues to expand Migration Health Department

IOM provide Health Assessment services to immigrants bound to Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, along with promoting the health of migrants and their host communities.

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Raising Migration Awareness through Street Theatre all over Bangladesh.

Using medium of street theatres and community meetings with potential migrants and local government officials at grass roots level, IOM has been raising awareness on key issues related to safe and orderly migration.

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Comprehensive Service Delivery for vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar

Working together with Government of Bangladesh (GoB) increase access to Primary Health Care and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for vulnerable and hard to reach communities in Cox’s Bazar.

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National Consultation on Human Trafficking and Smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh, December 9th, 2014

On December 9th, 2014, IOM together with UNHCR organized a National Consultation to discuss issues related to human trafficking and smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh.

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OPENING OF CAFÉ JOYEETA

Café Joyeeta (previously Kafe Mukti), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Mukti project, re-opened its Department of Women Affairs outlet this Tuesday, 4th March.

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New address of Migration Health Assessment Clinic - IOM MHAC

Message from the Chief of Mission

Over the centuries, migration has been one of the key factors of socio-economic development in South Asia. Read more...

IOM Global

An inter governmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • Membership increased from 67 States in 1998 to 157 States in 2014 and continues to grow
  • IOM offices in more than 150 countries
  • Field Location increased from 119 in 1998 to more than 481
  • Active Projects increased from 686 in 1998 to more than 2,396 in 204
  • Operational Staff increased from approximately 1,100 in 1998 to more than 9,000 almost entirely in the Filed
  • Total expenditure increased from USD 242.2 million in 1998 to USD 2039 million in 2014
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Capacity Building Initiatives for the National NGOs

Capacity Building Initiatives for the National NGOs

Training on Humanitarian Principles for the National NGO’s at Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar        

  

 IOM Bangladesh Chief of Mission Mr Sarat Dash giving closing remarks at the Dhaka Humanitarian principles training, others in the picture are Mr. Wahed advisor NIRAPAD (Left) and Dr Mshauri Delem (IOM Project Manager) right.

In supporting the Government of Bangladesh (GoB)”National Strategy on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals”, IOM in Bangladesh initiated capacity building activities through the financial support of DFID. The need for supporting capacity was established through a capacity assessment process by a third-party in September 2015. One of the gaps identified from the assessment was the lack of knowledge and internalization of humanitarian principles. In response to these findings, IOM in coordination with the inter-agency Capacity Building Working Group (CBWG) Organised training on Humanitarian Principles for the national NGOs. The objective of the training was to increase partners’ knowledge of, and provide skills as well as practical tools for integrating/ applying Humanitarian Principles in all projects.  Two batches training were organised in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar . One output of the training was development of organization level action plan, and reflection on how to the organisations will institutionalize the principles learned from the training. The participating NGOs were:

 Bangla German Samprity ( BGS), Mukti Cox’s Bazar,  Society for Health Extension and Development (SHED), NGO-Forum for Public Health, Research Training and Management International ( RTM Int.), Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), Grassroots Health and Rural Organization for Nutrition ( Gharoni), Unnayan Shahojogy Team (UST), Samaj Kolyan o Unnayan Shangstha (SKUS), Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Partners in Health and Development (PHD), Gano Unnayan Shongstha (GUS), Village Education Resource Centre (VERC),  EKATA Mohila Somity , Sylhet Jubo Academy ( SJA).

Two trainings were organised in Dhaka from 17-19 November 2015 and Cox’s Bazar from 5-7 December 2015, facilitated by a contracted consultant Network for Information, Response And Preparedness Activities on Disaster (NIRAPAD). Each training was for three days, with the content covering Disaster and its impacts, disaster and displacement, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian principles, humanitarian charter, protection principles, core humanitarian standard, minimum standard of humanitarian response, accountability of humanitarian response, humanitarian response in Bangladesh, legal and policy framework of global and national level response, minimum standard of gender in humanitarian response, aligning with organisational mandate, need assessment , targeting and beneficiary selection, complaint  response mechanism, plan of action. Additional facilitators were invited based on their experience and relevance of their work, these were from; UN resident mission, IFRC, CARE, Disaster Forum, Coast Trust and IOM.In summary 15 participants from 10 NGOs participated in the Dhaka training while 23 participants from 13 NGOs attended in Cox’s Bazar.

For additional information please contact: Mr Saikat Biswas (IOM Capacity Building Coordinator), Email; sbiswas@iom.int

 

 

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