Platform on Disaster Displacement Advisory Committee Workshop

Published Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019


The third meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) took place from 4-5 February 2019 in Bogis Bossey near Geneva, Switzerland.

The meeting gathered around 70 participants from UN agencies, research institutes and non-governmental organizations. It gave participants the chance to exchange and share their latest work and planned initiatives around the topic of disaster displacement. Participants had the opportunity to plan future collaborative engagement and formulate strategic advice for PDD’s strategy 2019-2022.

Susanne Melde, Senior Analyst at IOM’s GMDAC, co-chaired the Data & Knowledge Working Group (DKWG) meeting, which discussed a report prepared by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) on global data collection on disaster displacement. Ms. Melde also presented the Migration Data Portal’s thematic page on environmental migration, which highlights the recent trends, data sources, and data strengths and limitations on the topic of migration and environmental change. 

For more information on the workshop click here