Donor Visit Report (20–25 Jan 2014)
On 20-25 January 2014, IOM’s Donor Relation Division in Geneva and IOM’s Country Office in the Philippines, hosted a delegation of donors for a one-week tour of IOM’s activities in the country as well as of IOM’s Administrative Centre in Manila. The itinerary for this visit is available here.
The intent of the visit was to raise awareness of the various areas of intervention that IOM undertakes in the Philippines, to demonstrate in-country capacity and coordination with both the IOM Regional Office, Headquarters, the government and local partners, and to highlight gaps that remain to be addressed.
The week included visits to five provinces that bear witness to IOM’s humanitarian response to the complex emergencies affecting the country, as a result of both natural and man-made (conflict) disasters. The delegation was exposed to the diversity of IOM’s emergency and early recovery mandates in the country. Furthermore, the delegation had the opportunity to meet with several local partners with whom IOM implements its diverse project portfolio.