MADE Americas

 MADE Americas

"MADE is a channel through which we can foster our vision for a world with diminishing asymmetries among countries and regions, declining social inequalities, and sustainable human development." 

Raúl Delgado Wise, INMD

"Through MADE, we want to strengthen public policies that protect and provide rights for migrants, and we promote the right to migrate as a central focus in our campaigns."  

Idenilso Bortolotto, SIMN-Fundación Scalabrini Chile


Activities in the Americas are coordinated by the International Network on Migration and Development (INMD) based in Mexico and Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) with assistance from Fundación Scalabrini in Chile.  

Activities in MADE Americas aim to foster safe migration, human security and human development across the region in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, linking with the diaspora in North America.

All civil society organisations working or with an interest in the field of migration, migrant rights and development in the Americas are welcome to join and participate in upcoming regional events, advocacy actions and other activities.


Get in touch with INMD 

Get in touch with Fundación Scalabrini /visit SIMN's website


Priorities 2016

  • ​Organise a regional meeting in in Paraguay to influence the Conferencia Sudamericana sobre Migraciones (CSM)
  • Foster the protection of migrants in transit and migrant workers in Honduras and Costa Rica (through the MADE Pilot Fund)
  • Organise a national multi-stakeholder meeting on citizenship in the Dominican Republic.
  • Implement the agreements of the regional meeting of 2015, in particular foster the networks and organizations to link the CSD & GFMD outcomes with the follow up activities around UN Committees, specifically with the CMW and CEDAW.
  • Organise an event on how we can move forward in the Mexican case to start developing ideas around this issue.
  • Publish a regional situation report that showcases the main discussions of that event.
  • Map and engage with existing networks and civil society organizations that work promoting migrants’ rights and human development in the region.
  • Publish advocacy papers on migration and development.

Activities 2014-2015

  • Regional civil society networking meetings in Mexico, Buenos Aires, and Lima
  • National civil society-government consultations on immigration reform in Chile and Brazil
  • Collective Statement on the Rights of Haitians  (in Spanish) following the annual meeting of the Migration Collective in the Americas, held in Mexico City in March 2014
  • Declaration from civil society organisations  (in Spanish) attending the Regional MADE Americas meeting in October 2014, which presented to governments attending the XIV South American Conference on Migration, held in Lima, Peru the same week
  • Americas Regional Migration and Development Report 2015 (in Spanish) consolidating perspectives and recommendations from civil society in the region around the protection of women and children in migration, diaspora, safe labour migration, regional governance and citizenship

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Related News


Evaluation of the MADE Pilot Fund on civil society collaboration with local governments in Honduras

Fundación Scalabrini undertook field visits in June 2016 to evaluate the impact of the advocacy efforts lead by CASM with their project “Gobiernos Locales Incorporando Acción de Prevención y Reinserción de Migrantes” (Local governments implementing actions for precaution of irregular migration and reintegration of returning migrants). 

MADE Americas News August - December 2016

  1. Editorial: Important events in the second semester of 2016
  2. XVIII Jornadas Migratorias, Santiago de Chile (24-25 August)
  3. Release of the Advocacy Paper: “Migration and Citizenship at the Service of People: Advances and Setbacks in the Americas” (September)
  4. etc..

Review: MADE Americas Webinar

On June 30th 2016, MADE and its MADE Americas partner INMD hosted a webinar to show how non-state actors could work together around the world to link the non-binding with the binding and the global to the local to oblige states to better protect migrants’ rights, sharing the experience of networks and the UN offices in Mexico.



Related Events


Regional meeting MADE Americas (GFMD satellite meeting)

En continuidad con el compromiso de fortalecer la convergencia y la colaboración entre las organizaciones de la sociedad civil de América del Sur y los Estados parte de la Conferencia Suramericana de Migración (CSM) y preparar su representación en el próximo Foro Mundial sobre Migración y Desarrollo (FMMD), la Red SIMN está promoviendo dos actividades específicas que anticipan la CSM y el FMMD, que se realizaran respetivamente en Asunción los 3 y 4 de noviembre y en Dhaka, Bangladesh del 8 al 12 de diciembre.

Jornadas Migratorias 2016

The Jornadas Migratorias represent a space of reflection and discussion of the Chilean civil society on the challenges brought by the redaction, configuration and presentation of a new Migration Bill in the country. This year’s content will be focused on the way the local governments and civil society organizations are organizing themselves to keep working for the protection of migrants rights while the right public policies are still absent.

VII World Social Forum on Migrations in São Paulo

The World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) was born as a key feature of the World Social Forum, and was first held in Porto Alegre in 2005. This year, São Paulo in Brazil will be hosting the forum from 7 to 10 July 2016 under the slogan “Migrants: building alternatives to disorder and the global capital crisis“.