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Coffee for Integration: Insights on Empowering Migrants and Refugees in the Americas (HYBRID)

Coffee for Integration Panel Event
Tue
May
03

The global economy depends on the contributions of international migrant workers, who make up almost five percent of the workforce worldwide. Yet these workers experience greater vulnerabilities: They occupy insecure and lower-paying jobs, face barriers to accessing basic social services, and are at higher risk for trafficking and gender-based violence.
 
What lessons can the Americas – home to approximately a quarter of all migrant workers – share for promoting the human dignity of this population? What can the region teach us about employing workers and encouraging entrepreneurship? And what can policymakers do to help economically integrate migrants and refugees?
 
Join us for a policy discussion and hear insights from experts who will explore these questions. This panel is part of the Government of Colombia’s “Coffee for Integration” series.
 
Presented by the Government of Colombia, the Organization of American States’ Department of Social Inclusion, and by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Kellogg Institute for International Studies.


Panelists

Álvaro Botero
Coordinator, Unit on Refugees and Forced Displacement, Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States

Abby Córdova
Associate Professor of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow

Lucas Gómez
Border Manager, Government of Colombia 

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian
Director of the Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States

Amb. Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado
Permanent Representative of Colombia to the Organization of American States

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán
Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow

Maricarmen Plata
Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity, Organization of American States

Marcos Solano
National Director of Employment, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Government of Costa Rica

Andrés Felipe Uribe Medina
Vice Minister of Employment and Pensions, Government of Colombia


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