On the International Day of Family Remittances, Renate Held, IOM Regional Director for Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Simone Giger, Head of SDC’s Global Programme for Migration and Development, look at how the financial sector can contribute to an equitable recovery
Dushanbe – On the 30th of April, 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a final regional conference in Dushanbe on Remittance Management Policy, bringing together key government stakeholders, national and commercial banks, international organizations and experts. The event was a part of the regional project “Mitigating the Socio-Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Migrants and Communities in Central Asia and the Russian Federation”, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by IOM.
Far from home, thinking about home
Hundreds of thousands of labour migrants from Tajikistan head to the Russian Federation and other countries every year to seek work. In addition to the enormous economic, social and cultural contributions they make to their host nations, these migrants also provide significant support to their home communities. Although they are underacknowledged in public debates, the positive socio-cultural and economic impacts of migrants on origin communities have been well documented by research, and it is well documented that migrants help to maintain stability by supporting local economies and stimulating economic growth.
On 31 March, an international roundtable on the results of the implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in the countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation took place online and offline.
On 3 March 2021, Rukhshona Qurbonova of IOM Tajikistan participated in the webinar <Migration and Tuberculosis (TB) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)> as a panellist. The event was organized by the TB Europe Coalition and Regional Group on Migration and Health in EECA. During the webinar, was reported, and questions and answers followed.
Dushanbe, 29 January 2021. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population, an inter-ministerial consultation to discuss findings on migration policy in the Republic of Tajikistan under the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) took place on 29th January at Hilton Hotel in Dushanbe. The event brought together representatives of ministries of Tajikistan and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
On 27 January 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) organized Ministerial Conference of the Almaty Process to discuss solutions to regional challenges posed by the complex dynamics of refugee protection and migration in Central Asia, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bohtar, Khatlon, 27 January 2021. Today, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) jointly with government partner - Migration Service at Oblast Level launched a three-days training on reintegration of returned migrants. The training brought together 17 specialists from Migration Service and civil society members of five districts of Khatlon region.