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Add to Calendar 02/11/2018 09:00 02/11/2018 16:00 Africa/Casablanca High level Seminar on Migration under the theme: “Migration: Reconciling North and South Visions” Ryad Business Center – South, 4th Floor, Mahaj Erryad, Rabat, Morocco Migration has emerged as a central theme on the international policy agenda over the past decade. On the one hand, the arrival in 2015 of thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East but also from Africa, has caused an unprecedented crisis in relations between the Member States of the European Union. On t... Ryad Business Center – South, 4th Floor, Mahaj Erryad, Rabat, Morocco OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00

High level Seminar on Migration under the theme: “Migration: Reconciling North and South Visions”

Ryad Business Center – South, 4th Floor, Mahaj Erryad, Rabat, Morocco

Migration has emerged as a central theme on the international policy agenda over the past decade. On the one hand, the arrival in 2015 of thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East but also from Africa, has caused an unprecedented crisis in relations between the Member States of the European Union. On the other hand, African countries have expressed, during the recent Summit of the African Union, their willingness to develop a common African vision on Migration, which materialized in the creation of the African Observatory on Migration, to be headquartered in Morocco.

In this context, Morocco will be hosting The Intergovernmental Conference that will adopt formally the (Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration), negotiated by UN Member States in the framework of the General Assembly and adopted by consensus on the 13th of July. As it did for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Morocco will strive to foster a consensus for the implementation of the Global Compact.

Considering this important international event, OCP Policy Center , in partnership with the Ministry in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs and IEMED would like to offer a platform for a high-level discussion under the theme “Migration: Reconciling North and South Visions”. This seminar will gather think tanks, civil society and officials from the North and the South in order to cross experiences of origin, transit, and host countries of migration. Moreover, it would be a timely opportunity to highlight all partner think tank’s research on this topic. The outcome will consist of a policy report which will be drafted and presented at a side event during the Marrakesh conference.
 

Agenda 

 

09:00 – 09:30

OPENING REMARKS

- Karim EL AYNAOUI, Managing Director – OCP Policy Center
- Mohammed LOULICHKI, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and New York
- El Habib NADIR, General Secretary, Ministry delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs
- Aragall Flaqué, Xavier, Euro-Mediterranean Policies Technical Advisor- IEMed

09:30 – 10:15

SESSION I: THE ROLE OF BILATERAL AND REGIONAL COOPERATION IN LIFTING OBSTACLES TO LABOUR MOBILITY AND SAFE MIGRATION

Moderator 
Mohammed LOULICHKI, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, Ancien Ambassadeur et Représentant permanent du Maroc aux Nations unies à New York

Speakers 
- Ahmed DRISS, Director, the Mediterranean and International Studies Center (Partnership for mobility; an element for a positive agenda)
- Jamie SHEA, Outgoing NATO Deputy assistant – Secretary General and Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe (Regional approaches to global migration)
- Itxaso DOMINGUEZ DE OLAZABAL, The Observatory of Spanish Foreign Policy (EU member states migration cooperation with countries in the Maghreb and the Sahel mutual benefits or conflicting interests.)
- Gabriella SANCHEZ, Head, Migrant Smuggling Research. Research Fellow, Migration Policy Centre. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies - European University Institute– Firenze (Italy)
- Teresa Botella, International Organisation for Migration (Global Compact on SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION

10:15 – 10:30

Debate

10:30 – 11:15

SESSION II: INTRA-AFRICAN MIGRATION - BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED FOR AN EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON MIGRATION

Moderator 
Abdelhak BASSOU, Senior Fellow -- OCP Policy Center

Speakers 

- Lankoande Gountieni– GRAAD Burkina (Reconciling African Youth with Africa)
- Haim MALKA, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Middle East Program – CSIS (Challenging Assumptions of Global Migration Policies)
- Abdulah Coulibaly, Forum de Bamako
- Diop Mountaga ; President – Association kirikou (The need to adapt legal texts for a regular and safe migration)

11:15 – 11:30

Debate

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45– 12:30

SESSION III: RECONCILING SECURITY CONCERNS, RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT FOR A SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION

Moderator 
Assia BENSALAH ALAOUI, Ambassador at Large of His Majesty the King of Morocco

Speakers 
- Bruno TERTRAIS, Senior Research Fellow– Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (Migrations to Europe: Current Trends and Prospects)
- Pargneaux GILLES, Member of the European parliament-President of EuroMedA Foundation (How to deliver a euro-African response to the new challenges of migration)
- Elina REBAKOVA, Brugel (European policy towards migration)
- Haile NIGEST, Founder and Executive Director – The Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) (Economic empowerment of women, for migration prevention)
- Jean-Paul TRAN THIET, Lawyer, Senior Fellow at Institut Montaigne, Co-chair of the report Save the Right to Asylum - Institut Montaigne- (How can we save the Asylum Right in the European Union? Ways to an in-depth Reform)

12:30 – 12:45

Debate

14:15 – 15:00

SESSION IV: PROMOTION OF CONCRETE LONG TERM RESPONSES FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE ROOT CAUSES OF MIGRATION AND THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

Moderator 
Ahmed SKIM, Mr. Ahmed SKIM, Director of Migration Affairs - Ministry delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs

Speakers 
Steffen ANGENENDT, Head, Global Issues Division – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, (The Shifting Global Migration Governance Landscape - Challenges of Reconciling North and South Perspectives)
Emeka ILOH, Research Fellow – The African Heritage Institution (Transnational Migration Globalization and North-South Relations: A Critique)
Jean Paul CAVALIERI, Representative of the UNHCR- Morocco (The promotion of sustainable solutions for refugees, in the light of the Global Compact on Refugees)
Franziska FABRITIUS, Research fellow – Konrad Adenaouer Stiftung (Morocco) (Environmental issues as drivers of conflict and push factors of migration)

15:00 – 15:15

Debate

15:15

CLOSING REMARKS

- Mohammed LOULICHKI, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and New York
- Mr. Ahmed SKIM, Director of Migration Affairs - Ministry delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs

 

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