Skilling of Returnee Migrants through Skills and Enterprise Development Programmes (SRM-SEDP)

2020 to 2022


The aim of this project is to build a strategy to assist the returnee migrants to cope with challenges to reintegrate with their communities and to find sustainable livelihood opportunities to reintegrate into the labour market. This project is supported by International Labour Organization, Geneva.

A consortium of three implementing partners is working under the project title Nobojatra. OKUP, UCEP and HELVETAS are implementing training on specific skills and enterprise development at the field level with UCEP by adding placement services to the mix.

RMMRU is working as the knowledge partner, acting as the third eye for monitoring the work of the implementing partners, suggesting improvements and documenting learning from the project. RMMRU’s analysis on Best Practices of this project will include: lessons learnt and practices from Bangladesh and the Asia region. This will inform development of a standard training guideline on skilling and enterprise development, human stories for sensitisation, a photo exhibition as an outreach activity and a policy paper on successful economic reintegration of migrants. A survey of potential returnee and left-behind family members of current migrants covering 102 individual households also constitute as a technique of knowledge innovation.

At the end of the initiative, RMMRU intends to build its capacity on skilling and entrepreneurship issues on returnee reintegration and skilling in general. The publication of best practices report and training guideline for economic reintegration of the returnee migrants by ILO will remain as a point of reference in the sector as there is no such detailed work done on existing practices.