MPI & IDB Webinar
Migration in the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities for a Changing Region
Felipe Muñoz Gomez, Migration Unit Chief, Inter-American Develoment Bank (IDB)
Valerie Lacarte, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
Ralph Henry, Chairman, Kairi Consultants, Ltd.; former Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Andrew Selee, President, MPI
Migration has long been part of Caribbean nations’ reality. Often discussed in the context of emigration to North America and Europe, movements to and within the Caribbean are an equally important part of its history. In recent decades, climate change, natural disasters, and shifts in global mobility patterns have reshaped the migration landscape in the Caribbean.
In this webinar, offered in English and Spanish, experts from the Inter-American Bank and the Migration Policy Institute present a policy review, Migration, Integration, and Diaspora Engagement in the Caribbean, on migration in nine Caribbean countries, outlining challenges and opportunities for the integration of the migrant population and a successful engagement with diasporas to advance the development of the region. The conversation also focuses on recommendations for key Caribbean stakeholders and external partners interested in strengthening the region’s capacity to accommodate changing patterns of migration.