MIPP Hackathon on Climate-Induced Migration

Monday, July 24, 2017, 8:45AM - 6:00PM
Room 1-42

On Monday July 24th, the MIPP class will organize a policy hackathon at the Balsillie School of International Affairs to address the issue of climate-induced migration. 

Climate-induced migration is the phenomenon of human displacement due to natural disasters or long-term changes in climate conditions. It calls upon governance institutions to implement policies that link mobility, adaptation and development, which can properly manage, rather than control, the needs of vulnerable populations at local levels. 

Identifying this challenge, the MIPP class is organizing a policy hackathon: an intensive day of creative idea generation culminating in short presentations. Hackathons are used across the technology sector, but are increasingly used as a tool for creative policy-making that will generate collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to major challenges. 

The MIPP students, along with a diverse group of participants – involved both academically and professionally in climate-induced migration – will draw on their knowledge and research drawn from several disciplines to come up with innovative approaches to climate-induced migration (e.g. informational campaigns, policy recommendations or legislation changes). 

The agenda is attached below. 

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