Migration in the Age of Vanishing Waters

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time: 14:00 to 15:30
Venue: National Library, 6 Tehron Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan co-organize a side-event  on the water-migration nexus at the High Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028

The purpose of the side event is to explore different linkages between water and migratory movements globally and locally - more specifically, exploring the impact of climate change on water resources as a driver of migration. Often, people are forced to migrate as traditional water resources and livelihood options are eroded. On the other hand, sustainable water and land management can enhance the resilience of affected populations and help avoid instances of forced migration. Migration can also be an adaptation option in the face of irreversible climatic changes.

The session builds on a repertoire of responses to address water security and migration within various contexts.

The event will:
- Explore overlapping policy, data and partnership needs and opportunities.
- Showcase a multitude of migratory experiences from diverse regions, as well as the national level experiences of the Government of  Tajikistan.
- Highlighting potential response options and best practices

Access the side-event flyer in English and in Tajik.