IOM Ireland: Capacity-Building Training in Cultural Competency and Understanding

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IOM Ireland will be hosting an online capacity-building training in cultural competency and understanding on Tuesday, 27 September and Thursday, 29 September from 1pm-5pm each day as part of the Protect III project. This project is funded by the Department of Justice and aims to empower migrants to seek culturally competent supports. This project provides capacity-building trainings for Irish service providers that work with migrants and ethnic minorities, particularly vulnerable members of those communities, such as survivors of DSGBV and victims of trafficking. The project also has a team of trained cultural mediators that are available to assist service providers and service users in bridging the cultural gap and fostering mutual respect and understanding. The project also involves elements of counter-trafficking and community policing.

This training will cover the topics of stereotyping, culture and behaviour, working with cultural mediators, interpreters, and advocates, barriers to service access and provision, migration and ethnic minorities, discrimination and racism, and addressing personal and organizational bias. The training will be hosted over Zoom/Microsoft teams and is open to any Irish service providers who may work with migrants and ethnic minorities. This training is free.

The training will take place over BOTH half-day sessions and both days are required for completion.

To register for the training, please register at the following link:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ireland is the UN migration agency. IOM Ireland has been established since 2001 and has since assisted hundreds of migrants on voluntary return and reintegration, counter-trafficking, displaced talent and employment, and resettlement among other activities.

For more information, please email project manager, Tegwyn Stephenson at or project assistant, Elizabeth Romary, at

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Aug, 2022
Expiry Date
27th Sep, 2022