Canadian ex-secretary of state, Weiner, to lead JIFORM global migration summit
Former Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, and Secretary of State of Canada, Gerry Weiner, will lead speakers at the 4th Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) Global Migration summit set to hold in Toronto, Canada early October.
The hybrid summit is expected to focus on climate change, human mobility, and sustainable investment as it affects migration.
In a communique, signed by JIFORM’s President, Ajibola Abayomi, participants at the summit are drawn from the media, business community, migrant, immigration and judicial workers, government officials and other related professionals.
Declaring support for the summit, Weiner said he looked forward to receiving participants at the event saying “I have been a participant at some of JIFORM events in recent times and this would not be an exception.”
According to the statement, “the JIFORM annual meeting is targeted at capacity building and networking for journalists and various stakeholders on migration dynamics and related issues.
Dignitaries expected to participate in the program include Professor Byron Price of the Medgars Evers College, City University, New York, USA, Philomena Gnanapragasam, the Director, of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) and Ms. Phelisa Nkomo from South Africa.
Invitations have also been extended to the African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee, Dr Princess Kabuki Asie Ocansey, United Nations Non-Governmental Organization, First Fridays Toronto and Canada- Africa Chamber of Business.
The summit slated for 2nd to 14th October 2023, accommodates both virtual and physical participation
JIFORM is a non-profit body comprising over 300 journalists and other volunteers across the continents covering migration matters.