30 Nov 2023

Human Mobility and Climate Change in Latin America: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the Perspective of Affected Communities

  • Date
    04 Dec 2023, 11:00am
  • Location
    Blue Zone | African Union Pavilion
  • Organizer

    IOM, GCCM, The African Union Migration Observatory

Venue: Blue Zone,  African Union Pavilion on 4 Dec. 11:00AM-12:00AM UAE Time

The primary objective of this side event is to enhance the collection, management, and dissemination of data to deepen our understanding of the various forms and drivers of climate-induced human mobility in the African Continent, encompassing internal and cross-border displacement, planned and spontaneous migration, and adaptation strategies. This data-driven approach will help us address the complex challenges presented by climate-induced migration and inform evidence-based policy and adaptation strategies. This side event is a follow-up to the workshop on "Advancing the Knowledge Base of the African Continent on Migration and Climate Mobility through Data & Analysis" held on the 15th of November 2023 at the COP27; hosted by the African Migration Observatory, a joint event will be held between the African Migration Observatory, The International Organization for Migration (IOM), The Global Centre for Climate Mobility (GCCM), to bring together African and global stakeholders to highlight the importance of data collection and analysis and develop a more comprehensive understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and human mobility. The event will also highlight AMO's pivotal role as an AU member in assisting AU Member States in their efforts to localize data and analysis and establish a regional migration data hub in Africa. The event aims to facilitate discussion on the following areas:

  • Collect comprehensive data to identify best practices and innovative solutions for managing and mitigating the impacts of climate-induced migration in Africa, with a specific emphasis on building resilience and adaptation.
  • Collect and analyze data to better understand the linkages between climate change and human mobility on the African continent, and identify gaps in the current data collection methods for more accurate assessments.
  • Explore and employ innovative data gathering technologies and methodologies that ensure accurate and comprehensive data collection for a more precise understanding of climate-induced migration patterns and impacts.
  • Utilize data to promote community-based approaches aimed at enhancing the resilience of climate-affected populations in Africa. Highlight the importance of empowering vulnerable communities through data-informed access to education, employment, and healthcare, and fostering their active participation in decision-making processes.

Please find more information and events on the COP28 page here.   

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