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Wolfgang Stojetz to speak at the “Children on the Move: Building Migration Data Capacities” workshop

Wolfgang Stojetz will speak at the “Children on the Move: Building Migration Data Capacities” expert workshop in a panel discussion on new methodologies to improve data on children on the move.

The workshop is jointly organized by UNICEF’s Data and Analytics section (D&A), IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), IOM Morocco, the Moroccan Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs (MDCMREAM), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and will be held on 20-22 March in Rabat, Morocco.

The workshop is organized against the background of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) processes which, in the context of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, have identified as a priority the need to develop the collection, analysis and dissemination of data to improve governance and develop policies and programs specifically tailored to the need for protection of children on the move.

The workshop will bring together representatives from leading civil society organizations (CSOs), national governments and international organizations, researchers and academics to achieve five objectives:

    • Elaborate a global approach aimed at developing and strengthening the capacity of governments and non-governmental organizations to collect, analyse and disseminated data on children on the move to ensure coherent migration governance. This global approach should include a concrete perspective on South-South, North-South and Triangular cooperation via initiatives such as national and international observatories and adequate governance frameworks, national surveys and migration profiles aiming to ensure the state and actor’s ownership of the processes of data gathering, and analysis and reporting at different governance levels;
    • Identify critical data and evidence gaps to be addressed as a means for the international community to protect children on the move and their families, as well as sending, transit and host communities;
    • Exchange local, national, regional and international good practices on data collection, analysis and dissemination;
    • Build a network of champions for children on the move to drive the data and evidence agenda forward within respective fields/organizations, and collaboratively ensure the exchange of local, national, regional and international good practices on data collection, analysis and dissemination;
    • Cooperate with relevant stakeholders in countries of origin, transit and destination to develop research, studies and surveys on the interrelationship between migration, sustainable development and protection of children on the move.

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