UNITAR Initiates First Exchange on Better Learning for Migration Community

15 November 2013, New York – As the leader on learning within the Global Migration Group (GMG) with IOM and within the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), UNITAR initiated the first discussion between migration practitioners and researchers, and experts in learning from American University and New York University at IOM Offices. Providing a privileged space for trainers to perfect their approach to capacity development for government officials in the field and at UN Headquarters, this first workshop in a series funded by the World Bank, served to foster a better understanding of how to educate adult learners in the 21st Century. The Workshop focused on: forms of knowledge, pedagogical tools, strengthened needs assessments, and technology-enhanced learning. A second workshop will take place in Geneva in early March 2014. It is open to KNOMAD and GMG constituents, interested government representatives, and pre-selected training experts. (The Programme and Information Note of the Worskhop)