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STREAMinG Phase 2: Training on Migration Issues for the Members of the Network of Civil Society for Migration

04 April 2024


On 25-27 March, 2024, a training on migration issues took place in a collaborative effort between the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ). The event, held within the framework of the EU-funded STREAMinG Phase 2 project, aimed to strengthen the knowledge of the members of the Network of Civil Society for Migration (NCSM) on critical migration issues in Georgia.

The training program focused on equipping civil society organisations with the knowledge and tools to become stronger advocates for an inclusive approach to migration in Georgia. It offered a comprehensive overview, starting with a foundational session on Georgia's national migration management system led by the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI). Subsequent sessions tackled crucial aspects: communication strategies for effective advocacy, the challenges faced by children left behind due to migration, and the specific needs of women migrants in relation to economic empowerment and regional development.

The training programme employed a novel approach, emphasising knowledge transfer among NCSM members.  Experienced civil society organisations served as knowledge repositories, sharing expertise through presentations, and fostering a dynamic learning environment through collaborative discussions. This collaborative approach served to strengthen the network, enabling members to learn from one another and develop a unified voice. The training programme fostered a spirit of collaboration within the NCSM, establishing a foundation for continuous knowledge exchange and coordinated action.