Annual Consultations 2011

IOM-CSO Annual Consultation
60 Years Advancing Migration through Partnership
11 November 2011
IOM Headquarters, Geneva


08:45-9:00 Coffee Break
09:00-9:30 Introduction of participants and meeting objectives and structure
Moderator: Gervais Appave
09:30-9:50 Global migration challenges, priorities and IOM's vision for CSO partnerships
William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM (Presentation)
09:50-10:15 Participant Discussion
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:45 IOM's role in global migration processes, mechanisms and consultations
Md. Shahidul Haque, Director, International Cooperation and Partnerships Department (Presentation)
10:45-11:00 Participant Discussion
11:00-11:15 CSO partnerships in migration management and human development
Laurence Hart, Head, Migrant Assistance Division, Department of Migration Management (Presentation)
11:15-11:25 CSO partners and IOM communications
Jemini Pandya, Senior Media and Communications Officer/Spokesperson, Media and Communications Division
11:25-12:15 Participant Discussion
12:15-12:30 Summary of Morning Discussion
12:30-14:00 Informal Lunch (Hosted by IOM, 1st floor conference room, Main Building)
14:00-14:10 Introduction of Afternoon Session
14:10-14:30 IOM's role in humanitarian response
David Derthick, Senior Humanitarian Advisor, Department of Operations and Emergencies
  • Overview of IOM's role in humanitarian response over the last five years, including as Cluster Lead Agency
14:30-15:00 IOM-CSO partnerships in humanitarian response: opportunities and challenges with joint partnership

Case studies:

  • Praesidium Project - Simona Moscarelli, IOM Legal Expert
  • Evacuation in Humanitarian Crisis - Qasim Sufi, Chief of Mission, IOM N'Djamena
  • CCCM Cluster Haiti - Nuno Nunes, Senior Emergency Officer
15:00-16:00 Plenary discussion based on themes identified
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-16:45 Lessons Learned: recommendations for enhancing IOM/CSO partnerships
16:45-17:15 Participant Discussion
17:15-17:45 Next Steps: opportunities and follow-up actions towards strategic partnerships
17:45-18:00 Closing Remarks
William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM
18:00-19:00 Cocktail Reception (1st floor conference room, Main Building)