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INVITATION | 1-2 Dec | Cross-Regional Seminar: Fostering and strengthening interlinkages between sustainable development and reintegration programmes

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The EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH) is pleased to invite you to join the virtual cross-regional seminar on Fostering and strengthening interlinkages between sustainable development and reintegration programmes, which will take place from 1 to 2 December 2021. 

The event, organized by the KMH, funded by the European Union, aims to discuss the key interlinkages between reintegration and sustainable development.

Building on the second issue of the KMH’s Sustainable Reintegration Knowledge Paper Series, this seminar will dive deeper into some of the interlinkages between sustainable development and reintegration and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among practitioners from different regions and sectors. 


This seminar will bring together experts, practitioners and policymakers in the field of development, return and reintegration, from national and local governments, European Union institutions, international organizations, CSOs and academia. It will examine how programmes can maximize the mutual positive impact of sustainable development and reintegration, and how they can be designed to pursue reintegration and sustainable development goals.

The 2-day seminar is structured around four main sessions as follows:


  • 1 December from 11:00 to 13:00 CET 

Representatives from the Governments of Guinea and Bangladesh, Migration Policy Institute (MPI), United Nations Network on Migration, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) among others will dialogue under Session 1. Mainstreaming reintegration into sustainable development policy and programming and vice versa and Session 2. Policies and reforms.


  • 2 December from 11:00 to 13:00 CET 

Representatives from the Government of Georgia, the Gambia and Somalia, as well as Samuel Hall and IOM among other will dialogue under Session 3. Bringing returnees and community members together, and Session 4. Addressing community needs.

The event will take place online. One single link to join all the seminar’s sessions will be sent to your email address upon registration. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in both English and French.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues and counterparts who might be interested in joining this seminar! 

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