The issue of climate migrants or climate refugees- those who get displaced as a result of the impacts of climate change- need immediate attention by the policy makers, urged the speakers at an event organized by IID and ICCCAD in Dhaka. They warned that climate migration is going to be the most complex and unpredictable disaster known to humankind.
IID and ICCCAD jointly hosted a quarterly reflection workshop on 29 March 2017, in partnership with PROKAS- an innovative programme that brings together the Government of Bangladesh, civil society and the private sector to bring about positive change to improve the lives of Bangladeshis.
The project works with partners who aim to make labour migration fairer and safer and help the country deal with the impacts of climate change. Among others, Saleemul Huq, director of ICCCAD, Dr Atiq Rahman, Executive Director Bcas, Syed Saiful Haque, Chairman of WARBE Development Foundation, Catherine Cecil, Chief of Party, PROKAS, were present at the event.
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IID partnered with Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), WARBE, Bangladesh Ovhibashi Mohila Sramik Association (BOMSA), Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) to work on Fairer Labour Migration. On the other hand, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), COAST Trust, Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL), Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) are working on climate finance.
The Quarterly Reflection Workshop brought together all the partners to share their experience of interventions, challenges and lesson learnt so far.
Given the relationship between climate change and migration, the partner organizations, who work on climate change and migration, vowed to work together in the future.