Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JDMI)
The JMDI reflects the acceptance of and growing interest in the strong links between Migration and Development (and aims to support M&D actors to effectively harness the potential of migration for development. The program is led by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the IOM, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Population Fund, UN Women and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research with the funding from the European Commission and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The IOM is the anchor agency for the JMDI implementation in Nepal working with two partner organizations, Oxfam and Asian Human Rights and Culture Development Forum (Asian Forum). Oxfam in Nepal is implementing a project named “Safer Remittances and Improved Livelihoods” in Surkhet and Kailali districts with an objective to enhance the livelihoods status of seasonal migrant families and their communities. Asian Forum is implementing “Sustainable Local Development by Promoting Local Tourism through Homestay by Migrants and their Families” in Kaski and Tanahun districts with an objective to open new avenues for income generation for families of migrants, especially belonging to poor communities and disadvantaged groups through the home stay facilities.
This program is focused on up scaling of M&D initiatives at the local level, capacity development of the local authorities, in line with the essential local-to-local dimension of the migration and development nexus. .
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