Preparedness Training for Migrants

The module aims to provide migrants with basic awareness on the main risks they may face in their respective host countries and locations, basic preparedness measures they can take to protect themselves, and key emergency-related sources of information and assistance in the host country. It is originally intended to be rolled out as a session of broader Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO), Post-Arrival Orientation (PAO) or Cultural Orientation trainings migrants may receive from different actors in home and host countries.

The module has been developed using a “learner-centred” approach, with the objective to involve participants, facilitate learning and maximize application of newly-acquired knowledge.

The training package consists of a trainer’s handbook, electronic versions of PowerPoint presentation templates and handouts.

Course fast facts

Objectives. The overall learning objective of the module is to raise migrants’ awareness of main risks they may face in their respective host countries and locations, basic preparedness measures they can take to protect themselves as well as key emergency-related resources of information and assistance available in host countries.

Target audience. The training primarily targets migrant workers and can be delivered as stand-alone course or included in broader Pre-Departure or Post-Arrival Orientation trainings for migrants. The training can also be used in other contexts and for other migrant audiences, for example international students, tourists, refugees.

Structure. The training package is composed of 5 learning sessions, designed to be adapted to specific localities, regions or countries to better reflect the specificities of migrants’ context of destination. The sessions are designed to be used separately or in conjunction. 

Duration. Approximately 2 hours, depending on the number of participants and on the way the curriculum is adapted to suit the different contexts’ specificities.

Access. The training package is available in English and can be freely downloaded from this website.

National adaptation. A few hours of preparation are needed to adapt the information covered by the module’s sessions as well as some of the training resources (handouts and PowerPoint presentation). The information should reflect national and local specificities and conditions, so that it is fully relevant, useful and interesting to the course participants. The handbook contains suggestions on how to adapt the module.

For more information on the training course and other MICIC capacity-building resources, please contact IOM’s MICIC team.