Planning Workshops of the Alliance for Migration in Central America and Mexico (CAMMINA)

The Planning Workshops were a stage of an initiative promoted by the Alliance for Migrations in Central America and Mexico since 2012 with the support of Avina, Ford and the Open Society Foundations. The aim of this initiative was the promotion of human rights and the economic development of migrant communities in Central America and Mexico. To this end, six workshops were held in Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in 2014. They had the participation of representatives of NGOs and businesses, and the public and private sectors. During the workshops, inputs were integrated into a work proposal that gathered local and regional views. This proposal encouraged local economic development focused on the situation of each country. They addressed young populations at risk of migration or deportation, and migrants residing in a country of destiny. The adoption of the strategies included in the proposal strengthened the idea that, by sharing knowledge, information, and resources, institutions can be identified as critical allies in this area and thus contribute to creating a more significant impact.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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