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CLIMATE MOBILITY AFRICA RESEARCH NETWORK

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 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.

 

CMARN has the following objectives:

 

  • 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.

 

In 2022/2023, CMARN will offer:

  • Bi-monthly webinars and networking events for 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 on this issue;

  • A research-policy roundtable for researchers and policy experts to engage in dialogue and collaboration on this issue;

  • Regular communication between Members to share research, resources and opportunities relating to this issue.

 

CMARN invites applications to join from individual researchers and policy experts working in fields relating to displacement and migration in the context of disasters and climate change in Africa. We hope you will join us and be part of this new platform for exchange and collaboration!

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