09 October 2020


Virtual event

Climate Change and Human Migration

Friday 9 October 2020 | 10:00 - 16:30 BST / 11:00 - 17:30pm CEST


This one-day webinar, organised by the UCL Humanitarian Institute, will bring together scientists and policy-makers from South Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands to explore the ongoing debates on the patterns of human mobility in the face of anthropogenic climate change.

Workshop programme 
(In British Summer Time)

10:00 – 10:30  Conference digital platform login on Zoom
10:30 – 10:40 Welcome Speech by Professor Peter Sammonds, Director, UCL IRDR 
10:40 – 12:00 Panel Discussion 1: Disaster-displacement and Climate Migration in South Asia (Moderator: Professor Saleemul Huq)
12:00 – 13:00 In-conversation with Professor Ilan Kelman (Moderator: Christopher Gunness)
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote Speech by Dr. Kanta Kumari Rigaud, the World Bank Group (Moderator: Dr. Bayes Ahmed)
15:00 - 16:20  Panel Discussion 2: Climate Migration in Latin America and Africa (Moderator: Dr. Bryan Jones)
16:20 - 16:30  Closing Remarks by Dr. Bayes Ahmed

IDMC's Head of Policy and Research, Bina Desai, will be participating in the first panel discussion. 

More information available here.