Communication for Development (C4D) is a methodology that seeks to enable participatory processes through which communities can develop solutions that promote positive changes in behavior and social development.

The Regional Migration Program implements a Communication for Development component in communities of the region. The program aims to empower local governments, organizations, and the population at large to develop campaigns that promote regular migration and prevent the risks of irregular migration.

Below you will find the main videos of our campaigns:

 

Plan your life!

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Migrating informed!

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Connect with your future!

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Go for it!

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Results of information collection in San Salvador, El Salvador

IOM is implementing Communication for Development (C4D) campaigns in the municipality of San Salvador. We have created a baseline to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people surrounding migration issues. Discover our findings here.

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Results of information collection in San Marcos, Guatemala

IOM, with support from various local partners, conducted a study in several communities in San Marcos, with the aim of identifying knowledge, attitudes and practices of people in relation to migration issues, and particularly about alternatives to irregular migration. Discover the results in this document.

Young students engage in collaborative activity to create a community information campaign

IOM Public Communication Campaign Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to support IOM staff and other migration professionals responsible for public communication campaigns in complex settings who are, perhaps, new to this area of work. It provides a useful introduction to the many approaches to produce awareness-raising, behaviour change and information campaigns in migration contexts. 

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Communication for Development 2019 Results Summary

During 2019 we carried out 4 Communication for Development processes in communities in Mexico and Central America, with the goal of promoting change in the knowledge, attitudes and practices concerning migration. Here are some key results. 

"Connect with your future" audiovisual campaign in Guatemala

"Connect with your future" is the audiovisual campaign in El Salvador with the aim of showing young people alternatives to irregular migration. More information here. 

"Go for it" audiovisual campaign in Guatemala

"Go for it" is the audiovisual campaign in Guatemala with the aim of showing young people alternatives to irregular migration. More information here. 

"Migrating Informed" Campaing in Mexico

With the slogan "The truth is, you will be safer if you migrate having the correct information", the audiovisual campaign "Migrating Informed" aims to inform migrants in transit through Mexico about the options they have to migrate on a regular form.

Communication for Development in Guatemala: Go for it!

IOM, through the Western Hemisphere Program, supports communication for development (C4D) processes in the region, including in Guatemala. There, a participative campaign is currently being developed for young people to reflect on their life plans and get informed about alternatives to irregular migration. More information in this summary. 

IOM Launches Five Campaigns to Prevent Irregular Migration in Mexico and Central America

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is currently launching five campaigns to prevent the risks of irregular migration and encourage informed decision making among potential young Central American migrants.

Campaign´s videoclip "Plan your life!" in Honduras

We developed an original video clip within the framework of the Communication for Development campaign (IOMX) in Honduras "Plan you life!", with the aim of showing young people alternatives to irregular migration.