DTM activities are launched in Kazakhstan
Shymkent, January 2023 - Kazakhstan has launched the regional Labour Migration Program in Central Asia, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), which aims to contribute to the improvement of the management of labor migration and the use of people's mobility for development in both countries of origin and countries of origin. destination. Project participating countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The project aims to support the efforts of governments and other stakeholders in target countries to identify problems and regularly adapt and improve policies and processes in the field of labor migration at the national and regional levels.
Under six key outcomes, the project aims to support the efforts of governments and other stakeholders in target countries to develop coordination mechanisms to identify problems, regularly adapt, and improve policies and processes in the field of labor migration at the national and regional levels.
This round table held in Shymkent was devoted to the implementation of the sixth result of the Program - "Improving the system of registration of migration", which provides for the creation of a system (matrix) for the registration of movements. It is designed to collect, process, and disseminate information regularly and systematically to provide a better understanding of displacement and the changing needs of displaced populations.
An important role in the implementation of this work is assigned to law enforcement agencies, whose employees keep records of migrants, carry out checks at the place of residence, issue various permits and, in general, directly interact with migrants in their daily activities.
Displacement Tracking Matrix is a tool, used for more organized and informed migration worldwide, and to include Kazakhstan in the global initiative, the police representatives of 12 regions gathered, under the chairmanship of Mr. Aslan Atalykov, acting chairman of the Migration Service Committee of the Ministry of Inferior of the Republic of Kazakhstan to learn about its application. Heads of local police services, along with the heads of migration service were trained on the usage, application, and purpose of the DTM tool. Total of 33 participants have joined the efforts to commit to mastering knowledge, sharing experiences, and providing valuable inputs in operating in the Kazakhstani environment. Parties agreed on further cooperation between e-numerators and police departments in present regions to conduct Baseline Assessment to capture the locations of migrants.