Human Mobility and Regular Migration Pathways in Changing Climate – Regional Workshop
15 Mar 2023, 08:00am
IOM, UNHCR, ILO, PDD, IGAD, ICPAC
To enhance dialogue, establish synergies and partnerships among stakeholders addressing challenges and opportunities facilitating regular migration pathways, promoting sustainable development and green economy in the context of disasters, environmental degradation and climate change in the IGAD region & in preparation for IGAD Regional Consultative Process (RCP) on migration focusing on the Human Mobility and Climate Change nexus in mid-2023.
Meeting ID: 376 560 125 980
In May 2021, the Participating United Nations Organizations (PUNOs): the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) (hosted under United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partners, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat including the IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) launched the first regional Joint Programme “Addressing drivers and facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration in the context of disasters and climate change in the IGAD region”, funded by the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). The overall objective of this Joint Programme is to contribute to facilitating pathways for regular migration in the IGAD region and minimizing displacement risk in the context of climate change, environmental degradation and disasters in line with the vision and guiding principles of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).
Partners of the Joint Programme will facilitate a workshop and will participation from a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders in the IGAD region to share findings from the Joint Programme.
This workshop offers an opportunity to discuss regional integration and policy coherence, as well as to seek synergies with on-going and future interventions and to identify partnership opportunities and priority areas of action in the intersection of human mobility, protection, green economy and climate change in supporting local, national and regional state actors in a coordinated manner.
The findings from the programme and ensuing discussion coming out of the workshop also provide an opportunity for ground truthing policy development by feeding the up-to-date evidence back into the regional and national migration coordination platforms such as the National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM) and the Regional Consultative Process on Migration (RCP).
The workshop aims engaging policymakers in the IGAD region with knowledge, experience or interest in the intersection of human mobility, protection, green economy and climate change.
The objective of the workshop is multi-fold;
- To enhance understanding of human mobility dimensions in the IGAD region in the context of changing climate, and the complexity of the relationship between human mobility and climatic and environmental events, paying particular attention to the impact on protection and access to sustainable livelihoods;
- To enhance dialogue, establish synergies and partnerships among stakeholders and address challenges and opportunities facilitating regular migration pathways, ensuring protection, promoting sustainable development, access to decent work and green economy in the context of disasters, environmental degradation and climate change in the IGAD region, in line with the vision and guiding principles of the GCM;
- To take stock of existing interventions implemented in the IGAD region related to human mobility and green economy, including efforts to support just transitions to environmentally sustainable economies, and their lessons learnt and best practices;
- To explore the priority needs and gaps for future programming.
The workshop aims to achieve an increased understanding of:
- whole-of-society and whole-of-government approaches and policy coherence in enhancing climate action in the IGAD region;
- the regular migration opportunities;
- the effectiveness and efficiency of programming on human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change in the region.
Structure, format and participation
- The partners will organize a two-day in-person workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
- There will be an opportunity to participate online, via Teams platform. (TBC)
- The workshop will be hosted jointly by the programme partners.
- Participation in the workshop is voluntary. Photographs will be taken, and sessions might be recorded. By participating, the participants accept that photos will be taken, and the workshop will be recorded. The recording will be for the purpose of the organizers; the recordings will not be published. Photos will be utilized in public information materials.
- The workshop will be run in English for all sessions (TBC)
- Member states and their representatives in the field of human mobility, climate change action, disaster risk reduction, protection, representatives of national and regional partners and focal points.
- IGAD MS – programme counterparts
- IGAD MS Focal Points
- National Coordination Mechanisms on Migration (NCM)
- Migrants and local community leaders
- Youth representatives.
- Key partners and stakeholders, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector, academia, trade unions, employers organizations.
- The invitations will be shared via email.
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