Donors and Partners
From the inception of the GFMD process, neither the civil society nor the government programmes of the GFMD have had a permanent secretariat or any regular budget and funding. Instead, each government chairing the GFMD and the organization it chose to coordinate the civil society component have had to assemble the funding and other resources necessary for that year’s GFMD activity.
In 2011, the civil society activities of the GFMD were supported by six donors: the federal government of Switzerland, the MacArthur Foundation, the Canton and the city of Geneva, the BBVA Bancomer Foundation and the International Catholic Migration Commission. Their contributions made possible a break-even GFMD 2011 civil society budget of 561,178 Swiss Francs (614,518 US dollars (exchange rate 13 Nov. 2011))
In 2012, funding commitments to the GFMD civil society programme include support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Mauritian Chair, Dutch Development organization Cordaid, the federal government of Switzerland (Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation), the BBVA Bancomer Foundation and ICMC. Additional funding is still being sought, in particular to ensure follow up mechanism in between GFMD meetings and to be able to support the participation of civil society organizations from the developing countries.
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The civil society activities of the 2012 GFMD are being organized by the ICMC, in partnership with a diversity of migrant and diaspora organizations, labour unions, development and human rights NGOS, members of the academic community and the private sector.
Specific partnerships are forged and maintained with, amongst others: