Asia-Pacific Training for Policymakers and Practitioners on Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Adaptation

Mar 21, 2013 to Mar 23, 2013

IOM conducted a pilot training for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific on the migration, environment and climate change nexus.

The training gathered 20 government officials from 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, Cook Islands, India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Maldives, Mongolia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Republic of Vanuatu and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Participants included policymakers and practitioners with diverse backgrounds, such as climate change adaptation, development, disaster risk reduction, environment, foreign affairs, labour, migration, etc.

The training was hosted by the IOM Migration Research and Training Centre located in Ilsan, Republic of Korea.


All photos © IOM, 2013 

This workshop allowed IOM to pilot test its training tools and methodology and adjust them following participants’ feedback.

Experts from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), the International Institute for Humanitarian Law (IIHL), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the University of Oxford, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and the United Nations University (UNU-EHS).

The training was held in partnership with and with the financial support of the Government Office for Science, United Kingdom (Foresight), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). 


Event Type: 
Capacity Building Workshop
Republic of Korea