Implementing the Complementary Education Pathways for People with International Protection Needs in Mexico

The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative with WUSC and Canadian experts on immigration and educational services for refugees, Michelle Manks and Andrée Ménard work with the Government of Mexico to strengthen the capacity of the Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance (COMAR) representatives to develop better viable, efficient, and gender-sensitive structures, processes, and internal systems.

In close consultation with COMAR, WUSC will review norms, regulations, agreements, requirements, systems, processes, and tools for implementing the “Complementary Education Pathways for People with International Protection Needs” program. The work will also include a consultation process with key stakeholders using the Gender-Based Analysis Plus tool (GBA Plus), identifying best practices and lessons learned, coordinating joint missions, developing operational manuals and training, and facilitating workshops for program participants.

The initiative will help COMAR implement the obligations acquired under the “Collaboration and Concerted Efforts Agreement” signed by COMAR, Mexico’s Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights (SER), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Intercultural Dialogue of Mexico (DIME) to increase the number of women beneficiaries in the program.