Enhancing partnerships, inclusive sustainable development and green economy transition - Approaches from the IGAD region addressing the challenges and opportunities of human mobility
11 Nov 2022, 15:00pm
Climate Mobility Pavillion, Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
IOM, ILO, Africa Climate Mobility Initiative (Lead Organizers)
IGAD/ICPAC, PDD (Co-Organizers)
Enhancing partnerships, inclusive sustainable development and green economy transition - Approaches from the IGAD region addressing the challenges and opportunities of human mobility, in the context of changing climate and disasters
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region is considered as one of the most vulnerable to climate variability and change in the African continent and is severely affected by slow- and sudden-onset weather and climatic events. The different forms of human mobility to, from and within the region reflect the range of complex drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country or homes of origin. It is anticipated that the number of people migrating and people at risk of displacement will increase in the coming years.
The event seeks to enhance partnerships and accelerate the inclusion of vulnerable groups in sustainable development and the green economy transition in the context of a changing climate. Supporting a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies while including those most impacted by climate change represents an important adaptation strategy. Including migrants in just transition through facilitating access to green jobs and green entrepreneurship becomes a necessity, given their constantly increasing number. At the same time, it is essential that those who have been displaced by climate change have access to regular migration channels – otherwise, there is a considerable risk of abuse and exploitation, during the migration cycle and once on the labor market.
This event advances understanding of the links between human mobility and climate change, inclusivity in climate action and enablers for a green economy and just transition; and offer information for data-driven policy coherence and facilitating knowledge exchange.