Why are we running this project?

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the regions of the world most impacted by climate change, with an increase in the frequency and intensity of droughts, floods and storms causing crop failure, desertification, livestock death, loss of livelihoods and displacement. Therefore, we support practice-oriented research on the interlinkages between climate change and human mobility in sub-Saharan Africa which aim at identifying sustainable, far-sighted solutions to climate-induced mobility and supporting the protection of displaced people.  

What are our goals?

The research will create new evidence about different climate-related displacement situations in Kenya and Somalia and will be brought together in an interactive online tool including best practice examples and policy recommendations. This knowledge can support decision-making in climate-related displacement situations around the world and improve the needs of affected populations. 

Who are the target groups?

The gained knowledge can be used by affected communities, local stakeholders, national governments, humanitarian actors and development organisations worldwide to better prepare for new climatological trends and displacement risk.

Where is the project run?

The project focuses on Kenya and Somalia. 

Who organizes and supports the project?

The project is implemented by the Internal Monitoring Displacement Centre (IDMC) which is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.