The Caribbean region is a source, transit and destination region of rural-urban, intra-regional and international migration, faced with the particular issue of irregular migration. The main drivers of migration include the presence of a large informal economic sector, political instability and natural disasters. These push the population to look for better employment opportunities abroad by way of informal and regular channels, personal contacts and unregistered agencies. Irregular migration is found to be caused both by a lack of information about regular migration channels and the inability to access them.
The IOM project “Promoting Integrity in International Recruitment and Migrant Skill Development in Jamaica” financed by the IOM Development Fund, was implemented in partnership with the Government of Jamaica with the objective to “contribute to the protection of Jamaican migrant workers recruited internationally and promote development and circulation of their skills through analysis and fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships among key labour migration stakeholders in Jamaica”.
IOM Jamaica, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Planning Institute of Jamaica, is organising a Labour Migration Capacity Building workshop to analyse potential gaps in regulations and key challenges, as well as to highlight innovative good practices and share lessons learned. The workshop will run from Monday 26 October until Wednesday 28 October 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, with sessions available in English, French and Spanish.
Please see the attached document for a detailed agenda and more information on the presentations.