Workshop in Côte d'Ivoire on the Impact of Environmental Change on Migration in the Sahel

To better understand the relationship between environmental challenges and migration, and promote better inclusion of these issues in planning and policy development in West Africa, UNESCO has decided to initiate two case studies in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal in 2013.

This workshop will finalize and validate the proposed methodology, and establish a Scientific Committee for the orientation of the case study, which will be conducted in Côte d'Ivoire.

Funded by UNESCO’s Emergency Fund, these studies will lead to a publication which will present what has been gathered, as well as their political implications. Their conclusions will be put at the disposal of the countries of the region, as well as of other regions affected by similar phenomena.

Intended results:
• The reinforcement and promotion of the interdisciplinarity of the climate change knowledge base, by producing rigorous and impartial data on the situations in the target countries;
• An improvement in the understanding of the social dimensions of climate change, including of gender issues, through research focussed on policies, in cooperation with the relevant actors and networks at the national and regional level;
• The elaboration and implementation of policies which are better-informed by the relevant scientific knowledge, including regional mobility of people.

In order to have broad participation and to encourage interest in the results of the two studies, sharing and validation workshops will be organised in the relevant two countries in the coming months.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 06.03.2013 08:00 local time
End 07.03.2013 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Toure Thiam, Marema
Organizer Bureau de l'UNESCO à Dakar
Country Côte d'Ivoire
City Abidjan
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants 30
Official Website
Link 1 Concept Note (in French)
Link 2 UNESCO Office in Dakar
Link 3 Global Environmental Change in UNESCO
Link 4 “Migration and Climate Change” A UNESCO publication on one of the greatest challenges facing our time