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International Organization for Migration. Pastoralist Movement as Adaptation to Climate Change. Alex Flavell Environmental Migration Consultant International Organization for Migration Tanzania. Nansen Initiative Greater Horn of Africa Consultation, Nairobi, 21-23 May 2014.

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International organization for migration
International Organization for Migration

Pastoralist Movement as Adaptation to Climate Change

Alex Flavell

Environmental Migration Consultant

International Organization for Migration Tanzania

Nansen Initiative Greater Horn of Africa Consultation, Nairobi, 21-23 May 2014


Terminology and definitions

What is adaptation to climate change?

Diverse definitions:

“Adaptation refers to adjustments in ecological, social, or economic systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and their effects or impacts. It refers to changes in processes, practices, and structures to moderate potential damages or to benefit from opportunities associated with climate change”

(UNFCCC, 2013)

Different spatial levels (individual, household, community, state, global)

Different timeframes – planned or autonomous

Terminology and definitions


Migration as adaptation to climate change
Migration as adaptation to climate change

  • Pastoralists use migration/mobility to adapt to climate change, but adaptive migration is a muchbroadertheme

  • IOM considersthat migration or mobilitycanrepresent an important adaptation stratgey for diverse groups and in diverse ways, for example:

    • Temporary labour migration

    • Remittances


Importance of pastoralism to the region
Importance of pastoralism to the region

The example of Kenya:

  • In Kenya, the ASALs constitute about 80% of the total land mass

  • Pastoralists in the ASALs own about 70% of the national livestock population with an estimated value of close to USD 1 billion.

  • Pastoralism provides direct employment and livelihood to over three million Kenyans.

  • Pastoralism has a low environmental impact compared to other land-uses in ASAL areas


Supporting pastoralists adaptive migration
Supporting pastoralists’ adaptive migration

Security in Mobility partnership (SIM)


















Thank you
THANK YOU!

For further information, please visit: www.iom.int/envmig


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