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Resilient communities in climate-induced displacement


Side event to the 71st session of the Executive Committee

Friday 9 October 2020 | 13:30 - 14:45 CEST


Climate-induced displacement is a harsh reality for millions of people and impacts communities and individuals differently. Referring to recent reports from non-governmental organisations, this side event will highlight the need for building the evidence base on the links between environmental degradation and displacement, drawing specific attention to displacement caused by droughts in Somalia and southern Iraq. On the subject of increasing community resilience, one panellist will highlight gender transformative approaches towards achieving more durable solutions. Findings and recommendations will be discussed with UNHCR, member States and other stakeholders.


Moderated by Ms. Loise Daï Rocheteau, Policy Officer, ICVA


  • Mr. Sven Harmeling, Global Policy Lead, Climate Change and Resilience, CARE International
  • Mr. Pablo Ferrández, Research Associate, Internal Displacement Monitoring Center
  • Mr. Roger Guiu, Co-Director, Social Inquiry

This side event will be held entirely virtual and in English only.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 7 October 18:00 to:
(The connection link will be provided to registered participants an hour before the start of the event.)

Flyer available here