Actions

West Africa: consultations on migration and the environment

Key facts

Requesting authority: Republic of Benin – Ministry of Environment in charge of the Management of Climate Change, Reforestation, and Protection of Natural and Forest Resources; Republic of Guinea-Bissau – Secretary of State in charge of Environment; Republic of Togo Ministry of Planning, Development and Land Use
Experts involved: Bangladesh, Belgium
Time Frame: 2014 - 2018
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Objective

Contribute to the development of dialogue and consultation to enhance action and cooperation both at the national levels and among West African countries on migration, climate change, and environmental issues.

Activities

Activity 1

Drafting of a Background paper on migration, climate change, and the environment in West Africa

Activity 2

West African regional policy consultation on migration in the context of environmental degradation and the impact of climate change

Activities 3, 4 and 5

Capacity building information sessions on migration, climate change, and the environment in Benin, Guinea-Bissau and Togo

Activity 6

Restitution and capitalisation workshop

Results and outputs

Results

Improved knowledge about environmentally-induced migration issues at the regional level, thus contributing to enhancing West African countries’ preparedness and response to the challenges related to migration, climate change, and environment.


Inter-governmental dialogue among West African countries is intensified, thus possibly
further contributing to the development of a West African network on migration, climate change, and environmental issues.
 

Outputs

  • Background paper on migration, climate change, and the environment in West Africa
  • Report about the West African regional consultation
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"MIEUX sets an excellent platform of exchanging expertise by mobilizing experts from different parts of the world. This is important provided the fact that different countries have different sets of expertise. Working for the programme has been a great part of my career as it has added a global dimension to my working experience."

    Sheikh Moinul Islam Moin, Senior Assistant Chief 

General Economics Division, Planning Commission 

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh