Project

Central Asia on the Move – Phase II

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.

 

Key results:

  1. At least 10 000 internal migrants received legal consultations on registration procedures in Kyrgyzstan
  2. “Corners of the migrants” Information desks were established in 30 district libraries of St. Petersburg with support of the Committee on Interethnic Relations and Implementation of Migration Policy in St. Petersburg
  3. At least 6254 (of which 35% are female) labor migrants received legal assistance and counseling in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
  4. Size of monthly allowance for low income families has increased from 705 to 810 KGS and the Guaranteed Minimum Income has increased from 810 to 900 KGS due to advocacy campaigns of the Association of NCOs on promotion of child’s interests in the Kyrgyz Republic
  5. At least 2432 community members (of which more than 60% are female) built capacity and received follow-up consultations on income generating activities and business planning in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
  6. Single report on Migration for 2017 has been developed by the partner Platform “Central Asia on the Move” including the country analysis of Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with technical support of FSDS and Caritas France.