MAPID – Migrants’ Associations and Philippine Institutions for Development. Full title: Capacity Building of Migrants’ Associati
Through research activities, training sessions and dissemination of results, carried out in the Philippines, in Italy and in Spain, the 3 years project has impacted on the Filipino Institutions and on the migrants’ associations both in Italy and in Spain, with two main objectives: promote the knowledge of the relationship between migration and development and foster the collaboration between migrants and associations in order to gain development both in the countries of origin and those of destination.
- to advance the understanding of the migration-development nexus by two important stakeholders: migrants' associations and Philippine institutions;
- to promote cooperation for development between migrants’ associations and national and local institutions in the Philippines.
How it works
- Research activity: 2008
- Capacity-building via the development of training materials and the implementation of a training program: 2009
- Dissemination of the research and training outcomes of the project; 2010.
- Filipino migrants' associations in Italy and Spain have been identified, listed and profiled.
- Transnational practices of Filipino migrants in Italy and Spain, diaspora-supported projects, and potential interest in partnering with Philippine institutions have been collected and analyzed.
- Data on diaspora-supported projects in the Philippines, good practices and models of cooperation, knowledge and views of Filipino policymakers, development and migration officers about the migration-development nexus, and potential interest in partnering with migrants' associations have been collected and analyzed.
- Filipino migrant leaders in Italy and Spain and policymakers in the Philippines have completed the training programs.
- The results of the action have been documented and widely disseminated in Italy, Spain and the Philippines for wider discussion and for possible replication.
- Two detailed lists of migrants' associations, one each for Italy and Spain.
- Two country reports detailing the review of the related literature and the analysis of the data collected from at least 40 key informants (20 per country), the survey on the transnational practices of 400 Filipino migrants (200 per country) will be produced, one each for Italy and Spain.
- One country report for the Philippines detailing the review of the related literature, list of diaspora-supported projects, best practices, and the analysis of data collected from the consultations with experts, key informant interviews (30), review of government and NGO documents, and interviews with 70 Filipino policymakers, development and migration officers. All the country reports produced for years 1 and 2 will be put together in an integrated report.
- The data gathered from outputs 1-3 will be used for designing two different training programs and materials, one for migrant leaders, and one for Filipino policymakers, development and migration officers. There will be four training programs for migrant leaders in Italy (Milan and Rome) and Spain (Madrid and Valencia), and two training programs for Filipino policymakers, development and migration officers (one for Metro Manila-Luzon participants; one for Visayas-Mindanao participants).
- A final report which will be presented in workshops/forums in the three countries (2 in Italy, 2in Spain, 1 in the Philippines).
- Two annual reports for years 1 and 2 (mostly an internal document). At the third year, a final report will be published (500 copies) for dissemination to interested parties. The report may be of interest to policymakers, researchers, advocates, migrants’ associations, and international organizations in the field of international migration.
- Six features stories intended for mass media outlets, and six policy briefs meant for selected audiences (policymakers in the Philippines, local governments in the Philippines, Filipino migrants’ associations, government of Italy, government of Spain, and international organizations).
- A publication with the results of the research carried out in Italy among the Filipino comunity: Laura Zanfrini, Annavittoria Sarli, Migrants’ Associations and Philippine Institutions for Development: (first year activities), Italian Country Report, Quaderni ISMU, Milano, 2009.
- A publication with the results of the restudies carried out in the three countries, enriched by the knowledge acquired during the three years work on the issues of migration and development:: Baggio F., Brick by Brick: Building Cooperation between the Philippines and Overseas Filipinos in Italy and Spain, Scalabrini Migration Center, Quezon City, 2010.
- Leaders of migrants’ associations in Italy (Rome and Milan), and Spain (Madrid and Valencia).
- Filipino communities in Italy and Spain;
- Policymakers and key staff of national and local government agencies in the Philippines.
- Civil society of the involved countries.
- Reserachers in the field of developpment and international migrations.
Source of funding
Scalabrini Migration Center (Quezon City, Filippine).
- ISMU Foundation (Italy);
- Commission on Filipinos Overseas (Philippines);
- University of Valencia (Spain).