IOM conducts training on Migration, Environment, Climate change, and Data for specialists of the Ministry of Emergency Situations

On 8-9 August, IOM conducts a two-day training for 15 representatives of different units responsible for monitoring, data collection, analyses, prognoses, and strategic planning at the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

IOM recognizes that tailored provision of training and information on migration, environment, and climate change and data is key to policy development, and relevant decision-making processes at the national, and community level.

The participants will learn about migration, environment and climate change trends at global and national levels, how to identify climate-induced migrants, and types of vulnerabilities in the context of Kyrgyzstan.

“Clear understanding of the vulnerabilities of the population is important in our daily work as we react to different natural hazards in the country and track the possible hazards and their impact on the closely living communities,” – notes representative of the Monitoring and Prognoses Unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Training on migration, environment, climate change, and data is an essential component of the IOM’s MECC programming guided by its Institutional Strategy on Migration, Environment, and Climate Change 2021-2030.

“Media talk about global warming in the context of ocean glaciers and countries living nearby the big waters; however, it’s rarely mentioned in the context of mountains, thus we need to have a clear understanding of the melting of glaciers in the context of mountain country to ensure the timely assistance to vulnerable groups,” - says representative of the Response Management Unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

SDG 13 - Climate Action