Virtual Event of the Africa Climate Mobility Initiative - "Putting People at the Center of Climate Action"

Nov 15, 2021

The Africa Climate Mobility Initiative

Putting People at the Centre of Climate Action

Virtual Event

Monday, 15 November 2021

02:00PM ~ 04:00PM (GMT)

Rewatch the event here.


1. High-Level Opening:

  • Ms. Ugochi Florence Daniels, Deputy Director General for Operations, IOM
  • Ms. Sandra Breka, CEO, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Mr. Simeon Ehui, Regional Director for Sustainable Development for Africa, World Bank (confirmed)
  • Ms. Soham El Wardini, Mayor of Dakar

2. Understanding Climate Mobility Dynamics & Responses in Africa 

  • Dr. Francois Gemenne, University of Liege, Director, Hugo Observatory (Moderator)
  • Ms. Jane Linekar, Mixed Migration Centre, Global Coordinator
  • Dr. Aderomola Adeola, University of Pretoria, Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement
  • Mr. Benjamin Ng´aru, East African Centre for Forced Migration & Displacement, Senior Officer
  • Ms. Alessandra Casazza, UNDP Manager, Resilience Hub for Africa

3. Anticipating Future Climate-Forced Mobility in Africa

  • Dr. Kanta Kumari Rigaud, World Bank, Led Environmental Specialist (Moderator)
  • Mr. Andrew Harper, UNHCR, Special Adviser on Climate Action
  • Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin, Columbia University, Associate Director, CIESIN
  • Dr. Laura Basco Carrera, Deltares, Program Manager
  • Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, United Nations, Director, UN Economic Commission for Africa

4. Closing

  • Mrs. Cisse Mariama Mohamed, AUC, Director for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development


Event Type: 
Other IOM Event