Asia-Pacific region has experienced many extreme weather events in recent years which have led to large numbers of people at high level of exposure to risks including the risk of forced migration. With climate change as an exacerbating factor, migration flows are likely to increase in the Asia Pacific region.
In response, IOM will conduct the first pilot training for policymakers and practitioners on the migration-environment nexus.
The training takes place over three days in the Seoul metropolitan area. Leading experts from around the world will lead each training module.
◆ Build capacity of policymakers and practitioners in order to factor migration into environmental and development policies, climate change adaptation strategies, and to factor environmental change into the comprehensive migration management policies of each country;
◆ Facilitate policy exchange among policymakers and practitioners on migration, environment and climate change
IOM Migration Research and Training Centre
Western Tower T-IV, 8th floor, 868 Janghang 2-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
The training will be held back-to-back with and will be launched at the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, held in Korea from 18 to 20 March 2013.