Climate change and disaster management researchers from 4 African Universities; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Kenya), Venda University (South Africa), The University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Assane Seck University (Senegal) have joined hands with Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, an Australian institution, to establish an international research network on Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa dubbed Climate Mobility Africa Research Network (CMARN). A virtual workshop is planned for the 30th of November 2021 for the official launch of the network.
The virtual event shall witness the launch of the network's research agenda: Advancing Law and Policy Responses to Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa and also the first meeting of the network which is currently open for membership.
Both the research agenda and the research network are the result of multiple discussions that happened between April and July 2021, with more than 200 researchers involved as well as policy experts and other stakeholders working across Africa and beyond.
The network will bring together researchers across the continent and global partners and is welcoming researchers with shared interest in its mandate. The Tuesday virtual meeting is expected to set in motion plans for future research that will advance regional and sub-regional law and policy responses to disaster and climate change mobility.
Masinde Muliro University (MMUST) is currently Co-Chairing along with Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, the rest of the founding institutions complete the steering committee.
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