The purpose of this intervention is to highlight ways technology and innovative enterprises can support efforts of governments, migration and other relevant agencies, and the GFMD process itself in addressing the diverse challenges in the migration sector. We are specifically including and responding to core issues brought up in the Draft of the Global Compact on Migration, which highlights some core areas where technology and innovative solutions can be leveraged to help address challenges in the migration context.
The broader purpose of this intervention is to enhance the positive contributions of technology and innovation, and mitigate the negatives, and to provide concrete and actionable interventions related to the use of technology and migration-related challenges. This effort also seeks to bring young entrepreneurs and innovators together from around the world to showcase how innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship can help address migration-related topics. The end goal is to help countries around the world, and relevant agencies and international processes, further engage with technology and innovation for positively addressing relevant challenges. Lastly, we think it is important to stress the importance of the public sector in engaging with and becoming active in technology and innovation efforts, to ensure a strong voice and role of the public sector as technology and innovation becomes ever more powerful across all sectors and aspects of life. The best solutions will be found when we effectively engage all relevant parties, including the public sector, international organizations, third sector / non-profit organizations, academia, and the private sector.
More information about the GFMD (Global Forum on Migration and Development) Process: www.gfmd.org