Get involved

#FamilyRemittances2030

You are welcome to celebrate the day using the assets available on Trello.

We also invite you to contribute to the #familyremittances2030 endorsements through:

  • Message (150 words max)
  • Quote (280 characters max)
  • Video/photo/story/publication.

Send your contribution to familyremittances@ifad.org together with a brief description of your company and a high-resolution logo.

To mark the Day and participate in the #FamilyRemittances2030 Campaign, here are some suggestions for the different sectors involved:

 

Governments and public sector stakeholders

  • organize a multi-stakeholder meeting on – or around – June 16 to inform government agencies about your national migrants´ contribution to your countries´ GDP and learn what can be done to maximize the impact of these funds.
  • promote financial education as a public good and a central pillar of financial inclusion to stimulate the uptake of financial services by migrant workers and their families.
  • local governments can promote awards for greatest innovations brought migrant returnees or funded by migrant workers in benefit of their home communities.

 

Private sector entities

  • Promote a ZERO FEE day or week to transfer remittances for free, in order to encourage the use of international money transfer platforms and reduce informal transactions.
  • Offer education campaigns that promote trust among remittance customers around the benefits and safety of mobile and other enhanced remittance transferred methods.

 

Civil society

Migrants:

  • Get prepared before migrating for work: pre-departure orientation (use our workshop guidelines containing format, questions, etc (link here).
  • If you have been a migrant worker for a long time and you are longing to be with your loved ones: Make your desire to reunite with your family a reality, by:
    • Getting financial education so you know how to save on a regular basis;
    • Promoting that your loved ones, including your children, learn how to save and use wisely the hard-earned money that you send home regularly; and
    • Ask your children’s school director/teachers to teach children basic savings principles.

Diaspora organizations:

  • Support your migrant nationals with information about cheapest, safest mechanism to send money home.
  • Volunteer to provide financial education to migrants (use reference fined material).
  • Organize a pre-departure awareness-raising day, involving migrant returnees.