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Project on Migration, Environment and Climate Change Launched in Namibia
March 18, 2017
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week launched a Project on Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for policy in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean in Windhoek.
The project, according to Head of Office at IOM in Namibia Lilian Ambuso, aims to increase knowledge and awareness about the relationship between migration and environmental change, including climate change, to inform the formulation of related national and regional policy and operational planning.
“The project will see national governments and operational partners from participating countries to have increased their capacity to streamline environmental change, including climate change into migration management policies,” she said.
The project is being carried out in four countries, namely, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and Namibia. “These four are some of the most climate-affected countries in the world, with increasingly significant impacts on population movement,” said Ambuso.