Projects Sub-Saharan Africa

Environmental Management in Refugee Situations Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Jun 2007

InterWorks facilitated two workshops on Environmental Management in Refugee Situations in Nairobi, Kenya from 4–8 June 2007.

The first workshop was a one-day event for senior managers who at the conclusion of the workshop should be able to describe the environmental issues encountered by refugees, IDPs and returnees in the Sudan; describe some environmental interventions; identify the challenges to successful interventions; and discuss ways to mainstream environmental programming.

The second workshop was a four-day event for environmental practitioners. The objectives for their workshop included the same objectives for the previous workshop plus being able to identify environmental management strategies, processes and tools for each sector discussed as well as prepare a community environmental action plan.

Participants represented UNHCR, UNESCO, UNEP, WFP, the Government of Kenya, and NGOs, both national and international.

The general content of the workshop was very relevant and it will help improve the situation on the ground if all actors will come up with good will.

– Workshop participant