Organized in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The Forum consists in closed-door sessions, under Chatham House rule, by invitation only
First session: Human Mobility in the Mediterranean: Adaptation and Building Resilience to Climate Change
Climate change, environmental degradation, and disasters, coupled with food, water and livelihood insecurities are profoundly reshaping contemporary mobility patterns across the region, with people engaging in different forms of migration within their countries or across borders. These mobility patterns can amplify resource scarcity in areas where large-scale movements strain already limited sources. This panel will provide an opportunity to exchange best practices in promoting climate change adaptation action, measures, and resources to avert and minimize displacement, and strengthen the resilience of people and of communities of origin and destination alike. It would also discuss green transition and present examples of skills development and skills matching to cope with green transition, including skills transfer and investments by diaspora and the private sector. This panel discussion will also aim to present expert perspectives on building resilient and adaptive migration pathways at the regional level to address multiple insecurities created by climate change (food, water, livelihood insecurities).
Second session: Multi-stakeholder Approaches to Addressing Socio-economic Challenges in Countries of Origin, Transit, and Destination
This panel discussion will be an opportunity to discuss whole-of-society best practices and strategies to respond to socio-economic challenges through enabling migrants as leading actors of development both in their communities of origin and destination. It will present experiences of promoting skills development in and skills transfer through the empowerment of youth as agents of change and innovation to the benefit of countries of origin, transit, and destination. It will also touch upon aspects linked to capitalizing on the contribution of migrants and diaspora to responding socio-economic shocks and promoting solutions to global challenges in countries of origin, transit, and destination.