The program ”Central Asia on the Move” (CAM) is a joint initiative of a big range of partners on internal and external migration in Central Asian region. In 2012 Danish Church Aid (DCA), ICCO Cooperation and Fair and Sustainable Development Solutions (FSDS) launched a joint CAM program for 2012-2015 (Phase 1). CAM Partner Platform was set up with a coalition of more than 25 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.
The overall goal of the CAM program’s 2nd phase remains ensuring livelihoods of migrants and migration-affected communities. Within the 2nd phase of the program, CAM Partner Platform continues to focus on lobby and advocacy work to promote the rights of labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. This includes the lobbying and simplification of state registration system, influencing local decision-making and budgeting to respond to the needs of migrant-workers and their families as well as linking potential migrants and Vocational Education Training (VET) schools, pre-departure awareness (on migration legislations, rights issues, access to basic services, etc.). One of the main components of the program is creating of alternatives for migration by contributing to job opportunities, self-employment and building favorable conditions for income generating activities.