PRISE researchers from Innovations Environnement Développement en Afrique working on ‘Migration, remittances, adaptation and resilience in arid and semi-arid regions of Senegal and Tajikistan’ are lead partners in an international conference on ‘Migration, Development and Governance in West Africa: time for action’.
An internal migration policy, and with it, investment in intermediate cities would be viable solutions to manage rising unplanned urbanisation in Pakistan. If supported with education, health, housing and employment opportunities, these cities could also help to reduce rural-urban inequalities.
Kashif Salik, PRISE Research Associate, from the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, will join the DECCMA team at the University of Southampton to complete a PhD on climate-induced migration.
As the debate about migration continues, how can public policy help reduce the negative impacts of migration? And why is there a need for greater clarity on the legal status of environmental migrants?
In the face of mounting pressure on Pakistan’s cities, policymakers must do more to tackle the impacts of climate change as a driver of rural-urban migration.