According to the International Labour Organization, there are approximately 244 million international migrants globally, 150 million of whom are migrant workers.
The world is beset by various types of crisis: wars and conflicts, terrorism, climate disasters and economic dislocations, among others. International migrants are often caught in crisis, and drawn to life, health and safety risks as well as job and family displacements. Likewise, victims of crisis resort to migration as a necessary coping option to save life, keep safe and obtain means of living.
As recognized in the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration in October 2013 and UN High Level Summit on Addressing Large Movement of Migrants and Refugees in September 2016 and various other multilateral fora, due attention must be rendered to the plight of migrants during crisis.
State authorities who bear the primary responsibility to protect their respective nationals in times of crisis, must spearhead other duty bearers such as, but not limited to, international organizations, civil society, the private sector in general as well as employers and recruiters in particular, migrant communities and local authorities to cultivate their respective capacities and responsibilities to partake role in migration crisis management.
- Enhance the capabilities of local government officials in understanding the different phases and forms of crisis and the various strategies needed to mitigate or address these
- Creation of a city migration crisis management plan
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Understand how crises impact migrants and societies
- Recognize the crucial roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, especially local governments, in the crisis cycle
- Identify points of coordination among stakeholders for efficient crisis management
- Utilize existing international instruments, country models, and practical strategies in crisis preparedness, emergency response and post-crisis action in crafting local plans
This course provides a comprehensive intervention in enabling various actors to understand migration crises and how to effectively respond to
such situations at different phases to the benefit of all stakeholders. The course introduces global and country level frameworks, describes different types of crisis, and discusses operational protocols, strategic networks and resource requirements, as well as management competencies necessary for effective response.
The training consists of the following six modules:
• Module 1: Crises and Its Impacts to Migrants and Societies
• Module 2: International Legal and Operational Framework and Country Models on Migration Crisis Management
• Module 3: Crisis Preparedness
• Module 4: Emergency Response
• Module 5: Post-crisis Action
• Module 6: The Philippines Migration Crisis Management Model
The modules of the Migration Crisis Management Training are organized into thematic sessions. This training will involve lecture presentations.
Learning activities include open discussions, case study presentations, drafting of contingency and communication plans, scenario-based simulation activities and assessment exercises.
This training is intended for the members of Migration and Development Council in Quezon City Local Government. The members are from the following units:
- City Planning and Development Office
- Social Services and Development Department
- Barangay Operation Center
- Community Relations Office
- Quezon City Health Department
- Public Affairs and Information Services
- Quezon City Information Technology and Development Office
- City Councilor, District 1
- City Budget Department
- Public Employment Service Office
Participants successfully completing all training requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion.