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1 Brussels Rural Development Briefings A series of meetings on ACP-EU development issues Briefing session n° 8: How does international migration affect ACP rural development? Brussels, 11 th December h30 – 12h45 Co 2 offset through

2 Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change? Programme and Objectives of the Meeting, Ms Isolina Boto, CTA Introductory remarks Dr Hansjörg Neun, Director of CTA Klaus Rudischhauser, Director DG Development C, European Commission Cecile Riallant, Deputy Programme Manager of the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative Co 2 offset through

3 Share of a country's nationals with a university degree living in an(other) OECD country Less than 2 % Less than 5 % Less than 10 % Less than 20 % Over 20 % Not included

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7 Objectives of this Briefing To raise awareness on key challenges To promote exchange of information and expertise To feed in the debate on migration and development by bringing various perspectives

8 Programme Panel 1: Exploring the links between migration and rural development Does migration promote development in ACP countries and what are the costs and benefits of migration? How cash remittances sent by Diaspora benefit home countries and what is their impact on rural development? Can migration be considered as a tool for development (achieving the MDGs)?

9 Panel 2: Diasporas as agents of change and development partners? Engaging diasporas in the development process can limit the costs of emigration and mitigate brain drain. Do the diaspora networks play a role in development policies? In which ways can they be strengthened to benefit development? What are possible multi-stakeholder partnerships and what role is there for public-private partnerships?

10 Target group 110 ACP-EU policy makers, representatives of EU and ACP Member States, European Parliament, civil society groups, researchers and development practitioners, international organisations based in Brussels.

11 Inputs/Outputs A Reader/Resources on Migration & Rural Development Summary of key issues Documents available online Websites Acronyms Glossary …To be complemented and further developed

12 Online resources Read presentations, consult documents, listen to interviews, view videos, make comments before, during and after the meetings at: (English) (French)


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