IOM-Ministry of Environment National Workshop “Building a Conceptual Framework for Migration and Climate Change”
As part of a signed Memorandum of Understanding, IOM Colombia and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MESD) organized a workshop to help develop a conceptual framework to address migration and climate change. 22 participants attended the event, including representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Agency for Disaster Risk Management, Private and State Universities, IDEAM, Production sector research institutes and Civil society (national and international NGOs and IOs). New concepts and information debated by the participants have helped to raise awareness and improve understanding of the economic, environmental and social processes that influence population movement in the context of climate change and climate variability.
A report presenting the national challenges and offering strategic recommendations has been produced and circulated.
The workshop was facilitated by experts from the Andean University, the Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales de Colombia (IDEAM), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia (MADS), and independent experts.
The workshop was held in partnership with and with the financial support of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia (MADS).