Launch of the Research Agenda and first meeting of the Research Network for advancing law and policy responses to displacement and migration in the context of disasters and climate change in Africa
30 Nov 2021, 09:00am
With populations on the move from the impacts of disasters and climate change, the time is now to ensure that law and policy frameworks are ready. In Africa, regional laws and policies relating to climate change, disaster risk reduction, migration, free movement of persons and refugee protection all have an important role to play in ensuring that those who choose, or are compelled, to move can access safety, protection and long-term solutions. Yet, existing knowledge gaps regarding the scope and application of these frameworks hamper the realisation of the opportunities they present.
To address these gaps, between April and July 2021, more than 200 researchers, practitioners and policy experts working across Africa and beyond came together to develop a Research Agenda for Advancing Law and Policy Responses to Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa. Join us on 30 November from 9AM to 11AM GMT to launch the Research Agenda and learn more about the critical research needed to support African states and other stakeholders dealing with this issue now and into the future.
The launch of the Research Agenda will be directly followed by the first meeting of the new Climate Mobility Africa Research Network (CMARN) for researchers, policy makers and others working on this issue to connect, collaborate and work towards future solutions to one of the most pressing issues of our times. Everyone is welcome to join this first meeting of the Research Network. Come along, introduce yourself and learn more about how you can get involved!
Tuesday 30 November
12:00am-2:00pm Nairobi/Addis Ababa/Antananarivo
1:00pm-3:00pm Port Louis
Register here to attend this event.
More information here.
French version of this page here.
IOM contributes to this launch through its MECC project in West Africa, with the generous support of the Government of France: Implementing Global Policies on Environmental Migration and Disaster Displacement in West Africa.