MECC Longitudinal Study kicked off in Almaty, Kazakhstan

"Migration, Environment and Climate Change" was the main theme of a two-day workshop organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The event, held in Almaty on June 22-23, brought together government agencies and the research community from five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

The trainer team was represented by experts from the Population Council (India) and IOM. Drs. Sangram Patel, Nizamuddin Khan, Abhishek Kumar, Shilpi Rampal, and IOM Regional Migration, Environment and Climate Change Specialist Dr. Soumyadeep Banerjee led a series of workshops. The experts detailed research methodology in the context of migration, environment, and climate change.

An important aspect of the work was the adjustment of the questionnaire for the longitudinal study, which was actively supported by the participants of the event.

The workshop was held in the framework of the IOM Asian Regional Migration Program with support from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as well as the IOM Development Fund (IDF).

SDG 13 - Climate Action