International migration policies and data

Identifying and mobilising migrants’ skills for development: Conference programme

 

      

OECD Conference Center, Paris

5 October 2012

Printable version: Programme
 

Opening addresses

 

  • Mr John Martin, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD (Introductory remarks)
  • Mr Jean-Marc Châtaigner, Deputy Director General for Globalisation, Development and Partnerships, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France (opening address)

 

Identifying and mobilising the potential of diaspora: a comprehensive approach

 

This session will present the findings of two studies directed by the OECD on migrant skills and will serve as a basis for the discussions of the afternoon.

 

  • Mr Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of the International Migration Division of the OECD (presentation)

 

ROUNDTABLE 1: MOBLISE AND EXPLOITING THE DIVERSE SKILLS OF MIGRANTS IN COUNTRIES OF DESTINATION AND ORIGIN

 

This session will present various initiatives in countries of origin and destination, aimed at optimising the economic, social and cultural diaspora contributions to development. Themes will include the balance between supply and demand for skills, circularity and diversity of skills, different forms of return and reintegration.


  • Chairperson: M. Emmanuel Mayer, Head of department of solidarity development, Secretariat General for Immigration and Integration, Ministry of Interior, France
  • Mr Papa Birama Thiam, Director of Technical Assistance, Secretariat General of the Presidency, Republic of Senegal (presentation)
  • Ms Imelda M. Nicolas, Secretary, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Philippines (speech, presentation)
  • Mr Rolands Lappuke, Ambassador at Large in the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
  • Ms Beata Godenzi, Head, Global Program Migration, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland

 

  • Chairperson : Mr Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
  • Mr Mohammed Bernoussi, Secretary-General, Ministry in charge of Moroccans Abroad, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Dr Sergio Restrepo, Minister Plenipotentiary, Colombian Embassy in France, Colombia (presentation)
  • Mr Peter Bonin, Head of Migration and Diaspora Unit, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Mr Rodrigo Ballester, Policy Officer, Directorate General Home Affairs, European Commission

 

ROUNDTABLE 2: FOR BETTER COORDINATION OF ACTORS TO SUPPORT SKILLS MOBILITY

 

This session will discuss the role of the different actors involved in mobilizing migrant and diaspora skills to support development, from local to international level. The issue of coordination of these initiatives will also be discussed.


  • Chairperson : Mr Rémi Genevey, Strategy Director, French Development Agency, France
  • Mr Thomas Lacroix, Researcher, National Center for Scientific Research, Migrinter (speech)
  • Mr Jean-Charles Ahomadegbe, President, Forum des Organisations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations (FORIM)
  • Ms Stéphanie Berthomeau, Head of International Affairs, Regional Council of Ile de France
  • Mr Franck Laczko, Head, Migration Research Division, Department for International Cooperation and Partnerships, International Organisation for Migration

 

Closing addresses

 

  • Mr Jagdish Dharamchand Koonjul, Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius in Belgium, Representing the President of the Global Forum on Migration and Development
  • Mr John Martin, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
  • Mr Philippe Meunier, Director of Public Goods, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France (speech)

 

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