On 17 – 18 July 2023, ICMPD organised a training for Libyan officials on the practical steps in preparation for a Migration Dialogue. The training was conducted within the framework of the EU- and Swiss co-funded Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility (LIBMITAF) project.
What are the benefits of international and regional migration dialogues such as the Khartoum Process, the Rabat Process, and EUROMED Migration? What are the roles and responsibilities of the National Focal Points to the migration dialogues? How do you draft a statement in preparation for a dialogue meeting? These were some of the topics addressed during the training with officials and trainers from the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Mansour Rashid Al-Kikhia Institute for Diplomatic Studies.
Migration dialogues offer important fora for discussion and foster international cooperation and coordination on various migration-related topics. To ensure meaningful participation to dialogue meetings, preparation is key. The objective of the two-day training was therefore to equip the Libyan officials with the relevant knowledge and skills to prepare them for the successful participation to a dialogue meeting. The training focused among others on the history of migration dialogues, the benefits of migration dialogues for international cooperation, and the various international and regional migration dialogues of relevance for Libya. The participants also benefitted from interventions by the secretariats of the Khartoum Process, the Rabat Process, and EUROMED Migration. The interactive training also offered the opportunity to practice a number of practical skills such as drafting talking points and a statement, delivering a three-minute statement, and how to prepare for a meeting on a thematic topic.
The training was based on the Migration Dialogues Training Curriculum that is being developed by ICMPD in collaboration with the Mansour Rashid Al-Kikhia Institute for Diplomatic Studies. The training curriculum will function as a handbook for conducting trainings on the international and regional migration dialogues of which Libya is an active member and participant. This training thus offered a first deep-dive to the different migration dialogues of relevance for Libya.
The “Libya’s Migration Technical Assistance Facility” (LIBMITAF) project is co-funded by the European Union and the Swiss Confederation (represented by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, acting through the Peace and Human Rights Division (PHRD)). Read more about the project here.