The Climate Mobility Africa Research Network (CMARN) is a multidisciplinary,
bi-lingual (EN+FR) network of researchers and policy makers working on displacement and migration in the context of disasters and climate change in Africa. CMARN was established in 2021 by researchers from across Africa and beyond with the goal of supporting the advancement of evidence-based law and policy responses to climate mobility in Africa. CMARN promotes policy-relevant research and create opportunities for collaboration and exchange between researchers and policy makers working in a wide range of fields, including: climate change, disaster risk management, migration, free movement of persons, transhumance, human rights, refugee protection, IDP protection and planned relocation. CMARN is led by a Steering Group, and works in collaboration with a range of Partners & Supporters.
CMARN undertakes the following core activities:
Holds regular Events, including bi-monthly webinars and networking events for CMARN Members to learn more about law and policy responses to climate mobility in Africa, to connect with each other, and to collaborate on future research;
Publishes Climate Mobility Africa Insights, a series of fact sheets and policy briefs on addressing climate mobility in Africa;
Shares Research and Information about climate mobility among Members and others interested in learning about this issue.
CMARN was established in 2021 following the Virtual Workshop Series on 'Developing a Research and Policy Agenda for Addressing Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa', as a platform for future collaboration between participants in the Virtual Workshop Series and others working on this issue.
To promote critical and independent research on law and policy responses to disaster and climate change-related human mobility in Africa, including as recommended by the Research Agenda for Advancing Law and Policy Responses to Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change;
To foster collaboration between researchers and policy experts with the goal of supporting evidence-based law and policy development on displacement and migration in the context of disasters and climate change and their implementation; and
To develop knowledge and capacity among researchers in and from Africa on these issues, including early career researchers.