Projects

Understanding the Linkages Between Migration, Environmental Degradation and Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Duration: 2 years (Sep 2020-Aug 2022)
Location: Sri Lanka
Funded by: IOM Development Fund
Lead Agency: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Partners: Ministry of Environment and State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management
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Addressing Drivers and Facilitating Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Contexts of Disasters and Climate Change in the IGAD Region

Location: IGAD Region (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda)
Coordinating Agency: International Organization for Migration - IOM 
Technical co-leads: IOM and ILO
Participating UN Organizations: IOM, ILO, UNOPS - PDD, UNHCR
Implementing Partners: Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
Donor: Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF)
Duration: 24 months 
 
The overall objective of the 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). In particular, the joint programme aims to improve regional and national migration governance in the context of the adverse impacts of climate change and environmental degradation through different actions that each address the relevant objectives of the GCM. 

[PCCMHS] Enhancing protection and empowerment of migrants and communities affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region

Duration: 3 years (2019-2021)
Location: Pacific Island Countries of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji
Lead Agency: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Partners: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)

Regional Dialogue to Address Human Mobility and Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean

Location: Eastern Caribbean 
Executing Agency: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Partners: Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Donor: German Federal Foreign Office
Duration: 15 months

This 15-month project proposes to build a regional dialogue series in the Eastern Caribbean that will enhance governments' capacities to collect, analyse and utilize data on human mobility and vulnerability derived from environmental change. The initiative will support efforts to integrate human mobility in climate change strategies and will enable the development of evidence-based policies that strengthen the human security of vulnerable populations.

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Pacific Response to Disaster Displacement

Location: Pacific Island Countries of Fiji, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu
Lead Agency: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
Implementing partners: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Platform for Disaster Displacement (PDD)
Donor: European Union (DG INTPA)
Total funding: EUR 3.2 million 
Duration: August 2019 – April 2022
 
In the Pacific, at least 50,000 Islanders are at risk of being displaced by the impact of disasters and climate change each year.

In these countries, where almost all major services, settlement and tourism infrastructure are coastal, cyclones, sea-level rise and coastal flooding pose severe economic risks. Some island states–including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Vanuatu–are working to improve their resilience to disasters by strengthening their early warning systems to save lives and protect property in low-lying coastal areas. But these will not be sufficient for dealing with the long-term impacts of future natural hazards and the displacement they cause.

This project aims to support regional and national efforts to reduce the risk and impact of disaster displacement on persons at risk of being displaced in developing small islands states in the Pacific.