The GFMD 2019 Chair Ecuador, in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, is convening a GFMD Thematic Workshop entitled “Narratives on Migration: Toward an evidence-based Communication” on 4 – 5 July, in Rabat, Morocco.
The aim of this GFMD thematic workshop is to initiate an open discussion, allowing each of the stakeholders (Governments, civil society, private sector, academia, media, etc.) to analyze in depth the mechanisms to shape public perceptions of migration issues.
Additionally, the workshop will focus on the issue of data, its collection, and analysis in order to provide the public with objective, clear and evidence-based public discourses, reflective of the reality on the ground.
Under this second thematic priority, the 2019 GFMD aims to discuss the practical experiences and lessons learned of governments and other stakeholders in communicating about migration, migration policies and their interconnection with sustainable development in countries of origin, transit, destination and return, both with the wider public and with migrants and migrant communities.