03 Jul 2019

Climate-resilient Reintegration of Returning Migrants - Technical workshop

  • Date
    03 Jul 2019, 02:00am

Place: La Tour Hassan Palace Hotel, Rabat, Morocco
This workshop is being held in the framework of the IOM project “Mainstreaming environmental dimensions into reintegration support to reduce the effects of climate change on migration in West Africa” funded by the Government of France.
Objectives of the workshop
This workshop will bring together experts, policymakers and academics from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe to exchange knowledge, document relevant good practices (policy, programme and project levels) and generate ideas and recommendations that will inform the development of global guidelines for environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient reintegration of returning migrants. The workshop is expected to provide an opportunity to:

  • Build a shared understanding of opportunities and challenges for environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient reintegration;
  • Identify and exchange effective practices and learn from experiences from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe;
  • Gather recommendations on elements to be included in the global guidelines on environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient reintegration

Themes for discussion
The discussions during the workshop will address the following questions:

  1. How could reintegration be an opportunity for addressing environmental drivers of re-migration (and migration)?
  2. Are there examples to draw on? Examples could come from existing reintegration programmes or from other sectors (ex. climate change adaptation; green economy/ green jobs programmes). Examples can be at country-level (policies or programmes) or at community-level (projects).
  3. What are the key challenges at local and national levels and how could they be overcome?

Expected outputs

  • Compilation of relevant good practices
  • List of recommendations

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