Enhancing Capacities of Policymakers and Practitioners on Migration, Environment and Climate Change in Sub Saharan Africa
IOM offered its second regional training with a focus on East Africa, bringing together policymakers from both the migration and climate areas.
A total of 27 participants from seven countries (the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Mauritius, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Federal Republic of Somalia, the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda), two regional organizations (the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), IOM staff from Geneva Headquarters, the Kenya Regional Office, the Kenya Country Office, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda and participants representing the NGO CARE and Oxford University attended the workshop.
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Feedback collected from the participants indicated a high level of overall satisfaction and highlighted the relevance for IOM to continue offering concrete capacity-building activities.
The training was hosted by the African Capacity Building Center (ACBC) located in Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania.
A report comprising a regional overview of migration, environment and climate change issues in East Africa as well as policy recommendations from the policymakers who attended the workshop has been produced. The documents are available on www.dropbox.com/sh/okjcaxkbikp4eg0/cmpjHGOFa0
The training was delivered by experts from CARE, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the University of Oxford.
The training was held in partnership with and with the financial support of the Government Office for Science, United Kingdom (Foresight).