Recovery and Advancement of Informal Sector Employment (RAISE): Reintegration of Returning Migrants

Project Timeline:

01/06/2023

to

30/06/2024

Partner/Funder:

Wage Earners Welfare Board (WEWB), MoEWOE, and supported by the World Bank. OKUP has been implementing the project through a consortium where the International Organization for Migration (IOM) acting as the lead consultant.

Specific Objective

To promote livelihood opportunities through skill development
To provide referral services for the welfare of returnee migrant workers by engaging concerned stakeholders
To generate an effective database of returnee migrant workers
To provide psycho-social counseling to the returnee migrant workers through the welfare center
To provide cash incentives to the selected returnee migrant workers

Project Focus Area

  • OKUP will identify and support approximately 38,000 returnee migrant workers.
  • OKUP will offer a comprehensive array of essential services, including:
  • Psychosocial support
  • Skills training
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Facilitation of access to financial aid through financial institutions
  • Need-based referral services
  • Cash incentives
  • OKUP, as a grassroots organization, will emphasize community mobilization to:
  • Effectively disseminate information regarding safe and orderly migration
  • Ensure a holistic and inclusive approach to reintegration and support of returning migrants

Geographic Area

OKUP, as an implementing partner, is dedicated to a vital mission aimed at establishing five Welfare Centres in key districts such as Gopalganj, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Narsingdi, and Sunamagnj. Our extensive initiative covers across these districts, with a particular emphasis on four pivotal catchment districts: Madaripur, Shariatpur, Rajbari, and Habiganj.

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