27 Jul 2022

Inter-Ministerial Conference on Migration, Environment and Climate Change

  • Date
    27 Jul 2022, 09:00am
  • Location
    Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda
  • Organizer

    IOM East and Horn of Africa; The Republic of Uganda, Ministry of Water and Environment; and the UNFCCC and EADB's Regional Collaboration Center in Kampala, Uganda.



Venue: Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa, The Republic of Uganda, Ministry of Water and Environment, and the UNFCCC and East African Development Bank's (EADB) Regional Collaboration Center in Kampala, Uganda are bringing together high-level government representatives to develop an integrated approach to climate change induced mobility across the East and Horn of Africa. The Regional Inter-Ministerial Conference will contribute to raising the importance of human mobility in the context of climate change ahead of COP27. Conference participants will explore key areas of cooperation in mitigating the adverse effects and taking advantage of the opportunities of climate change-related mobility. Further, Conference participants will consider how the Migration, Environment, and Climate Change nexus can be elevated through collaborative efforts at global platforms.

The Conference will conclude with a joint Declaration by States on enhancing regional cooperation in relation to climate change induced human mobility. The Declaration will articulate regional priorities ahead of negotiations at COP27.

High-Level Representatives from the following countries will attend:

  • Burundi
  • Djibouti
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Uganda

Read the press release.

In addition, the Conference will include a livestreamed Youth Panel Discussion on July 27 at 10.50AM EAT. Further information regarding this event can be found below:

Youth Panel Discussion

The Conference will have simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic.

Further information regarding the outcomes of the event and the joint Declaration by States can be found here.

SDG 13 - Climate Action
SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals