Key state authorities gathered in Bissau from 13 to 15 December 2016 for a capacity building information session on migration, climate change, and environment. 

The main objective of this event was to identify best practices and enhance the capacities of Guinea Bissau’s policymakers and practitioners to understand and effectively manage environmentally induced migration.  

During the event MIEUX experts presented the challenges and opportunities of climate change impacts on migration by showcasing examples from Bangladesh and South East Asian countries, highlighting policy frameworks, strategies for displacement, data collection on climate, hazards and livelihoods. Meanwhile the local officials gave an overview of the situation in Guinea Bissau and Western Africa.

This event was the fifth activity of the ongoing MIEUX Action in West Africa, namely Benin, Guinea Bissau and Togo, which started in February 2015 and aims to contribute to the development of a regional dialogue and consultation on migration, climate change, and environment issues to enhance knowledge and cooperation, both at national level and among West African countries.