A.MI.CO. training course: Empowerment of Migrant Associations for Co-development
Building on MIDA strategy and IOM’s experience in the field of M&D, the Empowerment for Migrants' Associations for co-development (A.MI.CO.) training course was designed to strengthen the capacity of migrant communities in Italy to plan and implement transnational economic and social co-development projects. A.MI.CO. entails capacity building and networking activities for migrant associations in Italy, through the realization of a 36 hours training course for selected migrants representing their respective associations. The organization of the training course entails the partnership of local authorities, civil society associations and NGOs committed to the promotion and realization of co-development initiatives. The course is based on learning by doing methodologies and practical exercises.
Building on the findings of the MIDA Italy projects and the long-standing contacts with the diaspora communities to foster their role in the socio-economic development of countries of origin, IOM registered strong demand from migrant associations for capacity building.
Objectives of the Training Program:
1 . Strengthening migrants’ associations. The course is aimed at improving the organizational skills of associations and enhancing their representativeness, role and networking capacities.;
2 . Design and development of international cooperation activities. The training provides the tools for a correct project design in the context of co-development (logical framework, problem tree, identifying indicators, assessment methodologies);
3 . Tools for research partnerships and fundraising. The course provides useful references for the construction of partnerships and the mobilization of financial resources from different entities;
4 . Strengthening of cooperation between associations.
Call for Proposals
The course is available for all representatives of migrant communities and networks of diaspora associations who intend to promote co-development projects from Italy based in the Apulia Region. Twenty association representatives will be selected to participate. Representatives under 35 years old are particularly invited to apply.
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