Donor: The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Silk Routes Facility (more details at: https://www.budapestprocess.org/silkroutesfacility ) at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) (website: www.icmpd.org)
Partner countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan
“Climate change is having devastating impacts on communities’ lives, livelihoods and food security across South Asia. Its consequences are so severe that it is increasingly contributing to migration, and this incidence is likely to escalate much more in the years to come as climate change impacts become more serious”, explains the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement by the International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). , In 2018 alone, 17.2 million new displacements occurred globally, triggered by seasonal and recurring weather-related extreme events. There is a growing need to capture evidence of how climate change impacts like drought or sea-level rise are resulting in migration, to inform policies and actions addressing these challenges.
This project’s aim is to carry out qualitative, participatory research to identify the main drivers for climate-induced migration in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Contact person: Maryam Shabbir Abbasi, Project Coordinator, Sustainable Development Policy Institute