20 Jan 2024

GFMD 14th Summit - Migrants4Climate (M4C) Award Ceremony

  • Date
    23 Jan 2024, 14:30pm
  • Location
    CICG, Geneva - Amphiteatre D
  • Organizer


The Migrants4Climate (M4C) Award recognizes initiatives led by, or with migrants’ and diasporas’ involvement that contribute to climate action and environmental sustainability. 

The M4C Award Ceremony reveals the energy, action and vision of all the inclusive, innovative, impactful, and inspirational initiatives that were submitted to this first Edition of the M4C Award, and celebrates the three Award Laureates, as powerful sources of drive and motivation for all.

The M4C Award 2023 is an initiative led by The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) under the leadership of the Ghana CVF presidency. It is developed in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and benefits from a wide range of partnerships. The Award benefited from the expertise of the Right Livelihood Award (RLA) and collaborates with the Geneva based Art Gallery Brulhart, featuring the artists whose art pieces are offered to the Laureates of the 2023 Edition, as part of their Prizes.

The Ceremony brings together the three Laureates and representatives of the M4C Award Jury members and organizers. 

Additionally, it provides visibility to the ten 2023 finalist initiatives, highlighting the high quality of the nominated participants and the high-level commitment of partners. 

Moderator: Dina IONESCO Senior Advisor on Migration, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)


  • H.E. Emmanuel ANTWI, Ghana’s Ambassador in Geneva, representing Ghana’s CVF Presidency
  • Ms Christine TOUDIC, Deputy Permanent Representative of France, in Geneva
  • Ms Ugochi DANIELS, Deputy Director General for Operations, IOM
  • Ms Runa KHAN, Founder and Executive Director of Friendship NGO.
  • Mr. Henri TOTIN, Route de la Jacynthe d’Eau, Benin
  • Mr. Bismark OSIAKWA, ReUSABLE Bags, Ghana
  • Mr. Illac DIAZ, Liter of Light, Philippines 

Read here related press release:

Migrants and Diaspora are Agents of Change for Climate Action: Migrants4Climate Award Winners Announced (24 October 2023)

Recognizing the Contributions of Migrants and Diasporas to Climate Action: Migrants4Climate Award 2023 (07 August 2023)

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