As part of the closing and climax of a very successful technical cooperation with the Pacific Islands, particularly in Fiji, a series of talanoas was convened. The talanoas bring people together to discuss all issues affecting the community. The talanoas, open and interactive conversations, took place in a hybrid format and discussed Climate risk assessments in the context of planned relocation, The Standard Operating Procedures for Planned (SOP) Relocation in Fiji, and Relocation, culture, gender, and psychosocial wellbeing nexus in the context of the relocations in Fiji.
Training of Trainers Manual ‘Building capacity of border officials to address disaster displacement’ Edition no. 1
This trainers manual is intended to support border officials in building capacities to address disaster displacement. It is organised into three parts. The first chapter provides general guidance on planning and logistics for training sessions. The second chapter gives an overview on adult teaching strategies. And the last chapter dives deeper into topics like regional displacement frameworks, cross-border displacement in the Caribbean, addressing the factor of mental health and psychological first aid as well as outlining different flows and international protection.
A new, freely available self-paced e-learning course, jointly developed by UNU-EHS, UNU-VIE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, will provide learners with a profound understanding of human mobility in the context of climate change.
By introducing key concepts like climate related migration, disaster displacement, planned relocation and trapped populations, this training will build capacities needed to consider human mobility in the context of climate change (HMCCC) in your respective field of work. The training showcases diverse examples from different countries on the phenomena of HMCCC as well as options how to manage it.
„Gender influences who moves (or stays), how decisions are made, an individual’s circumstances in transit, and the outcomes of movement“ (Sierra Club & UN Women, 2018, p. 2). This quote shows that the nexus between climate change and human mobility is inherently gendered. Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change differs based on intersections of gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity, geographical location and ethnicity. Read more about examples from the Global Programme’s partners from the Philippines, the Caribbean, the Pacific and East Africa.
„My village is being taken back by the sea.” – Kaboua John’s voice trembles as he tells the story of his home island Kiribati, a small Pacific state, at the 2017 Bonn Climate Conference. Kiribati is not an isolated case – rather, climate change is increasingly threatening livelihoods of people worldwide. As a result, people leave their homes. Over the past 6 years, the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” has been tackling these challenges in regions like the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, East Africa and in the Philippines. Read more about their stories and how the programme has collaborated with multiple partners to address climate-induced migration.
Global Programme Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (HMCCC) – Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Component
In East Africa, periods of droughts are becoming more frequent and last longer, rainfall patterns are losing their predictability, leading to higher probabilities of floods in certain areas. This significantly affects how, when, and why people move. To address the consequent challenges, the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” supports one of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities, namely IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), to produce measures tailored to the region in order to help people adapt to a changing climate. Learn more about past achievements and ongoing activities in this factsheet.
Addressing the impacts of climate change on human mobility, the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” (HMCCC) responds to related challenges in the Eastern Caribbean. Experiences from hurricanes driving displacement and policy redesign highlight the accomplishments and strategies that enhance the region’s resilience. Learn more about how HMCCC provides knowledge products, technical support, and capacity-building to increase the region’s ability in managing mobility in a changing climate.
The Standard Operating Procedures for Planned Relocation (SOP) in Fiji is one of the most comprehensive national documents in the world, providing detailed instructions and guidance on processes for climate-induced planned relocation. The SOP paves the way for a human-centered, science-based, and climate resilient development approach for the relocation of at-risk communities in Fiji.
In the Pacific Islands, communities are already being displaced or relocated as a result of direct climate change impacts. Hence, regional and national adaptation measures are developed and deeply entrenched and implemented in national law and regional frameworks. Learn more about these measures and how the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” supported the Pacific Islands (particularly Fiji) in this regard.
Rising sea levels, more frequent droughts, more intense flooding: As climate change continues to impact livelihoods, people often decide to leave their homes or are displaced. This is the starting point for the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change”. Learn more about its goals, partner regions and achievements in this factsheet.