DOLE, IOM hold reintegration summit for OFWs

Date Posted: August 30th, 2017 10:58 AM

The labor department, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), holds today a reintegration summit to promote a more holistic and cohesive reintegration of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

 

Led by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the DOLE-National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), the reintegration summit is the culminating activity of the sectoral and island-wide consultations for the implementation of the Enhancing Reintegration Programme for OFWs (ERPO).

 

A partnership project between DOLE and IOM, ERPO aims to promote an inclusive policy framework and a well-coordinated service delivery system to enhance the government’s reintegration program for OFWs.

 

The outcome of the consultations is the National Reintegration Summit Declaration which will be signed today as a symbol of the commitment to enhance reintegration services to OFWs.

 

The Declaration calls for concerned duty bearers, stakeholders, and partners from the government, private sector, and civil society to jointly initiate appropriate policy reforms at the national, local, and/or business levels; distinguish reintegration services responsive to specific needs of overseas Filipinos; and improve the service delivery systems on reintegration.

 

It also aims to empower the overseas Filipinos and their families to understand clearly, take responsibility and seize the opportunities for reintegration; integrate migration in development and/or business planning; and channel appropriate resources and expertise to support the implementation of joint or parallel initiatives on reintegration.

 

The Summit is set at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and attended by representatives from other government agencies, international organizations, non-government organizations, private institutions, and OFW family circles.

 

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