The Lead of LERRN’s Kenya Working Group, Dulo Nyaoro, will be speaking at the Second IGAD Conference on Migration and Displacement, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 22 to 24 February 2021. He will be presenting his paper “Assessing Remittances Dynamics to Kenya during the COVID-19 Period” during a panel on Diaspora and Remittances on the afternoon of 23 February.

The conference is a collaboration between the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The conference will bring-together researchers and policymakers from across the region to discuss “Human Mobility in the Context of COVID-19.”

The IGAD region includes Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. The region hosts 4.2 million refugees and around 8.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), along with other forms of migration such as labor migration and displacement as a result of slow and rapid on-set climate change.

IGAD Members have been advocating for several examples of progressive refugee policy in recent years, such as the 2017 Djibouti Declaration on refugee education. 2017 Djibouti Declaration on refugee education.

LERRN wishes Dulo every success at the conference. We look forward to reading his paper on this important topic.