In developing countries, migration is seen as a powerful means to facilitate the understanding of territorial issues. When they return in their home countries, they bring with them financial resources, new technology and means of production, skills, know-how, etc. In such context, migrants and their associations appear as key agents for social change change in countries.
As part of PRISE research on the links between mobility and climate resilience in semi-arid lands, IED en Afrique conducted research on the role and place of financial and non-financial migrant transfers in mitigating the effects and shocks related to climate risks. The results, in this French-language policy brief, highlight the significant role migration can play as a buffer against economic shocks induced by climate vulnerability.
Image: Mobility in Senegal, ©Lancelot Ehode/PRISE-IED Afrique