In advance of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre Kampala (UNFCCC – RCC) organized a three-day High-Level Inter-Ministerial Conference on Migration, Environment and Climate Change under the theme “Enhancing cooperation in relation to climate change induced human mobility, including migration, displacement and planned relocation”.
The conference was held from 27th to 29th July 2022 at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala and was graced by the presence of Heads of State from South Sudan, and Uganda.
The objective of this Conference was to support the development of an integrated approach to climate change-induced migration in Africa and develop outcomes that could contribute to raising issues related to climate change-induced human mobility including migration at the global level for consideration during COP27 in Egypt in November 2022.
The Conference convened Ministers responsible for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Migration, and Foreign Affairs as well as technical experts, from the 12 countries under the IGAD, EAC, and the IOM East and Horn of Africa regions: Burundi, Djibouti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.
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