The challenges of poor economies, climate change, natural disasters and socio-political instability are acting as triggers for many people to change their livelihoods up to migrating elsewhere. This is particularly true for Africa. Our SDC colleagues in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia have expressed their interest to explore the nexus between climate change, natural disasters, economic development and migration in the context of North Africa. We are interested to
hear about the situation in different regions, not only North Africa. We want
to explore e.g. the effect of climate change and natural disasters as a
possible initial driver of internal migration. Is it the first step towards
far-reaching trans-boundary migration? Are there examples where positive
economic development (stimulated e.g. via the creation of new income generation
opportunities) has stopped or even reversed rural to urban migration? Such
questions shall be addressed and concrete cases, experiences and lessons learnt
The BBL will shed light on the learning process, present the results and share the
Catering: Bring your own lunch; fruits & drinks will be provided.
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An invitation of the Division Latin America and Caribbean jointly with the thematic networks CC&E, DRR, RésEAU, e+i, and A+FS and
the Division ‘Knowledge, Learning and Culture’
Why do watersheds matter when it comes to poor people's livelihoods, their access to water or their protection from disasters and climate change?
50 development professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean, and from SDC Head Office, comprising five thematic knowledge networks, met for one week in Nicaragua to generate evidence on successful watershed management interventions.
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