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On Monday July 24th, the MIPP class successfully organized a policy hackathon at the BSIA 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.

Four groups comprised of more than 50 people in total worked together for 9 hours to consider the problem from various perspectives – government, non-state actors and the migrant themselves.

To read the full story featured on Laurier’s website, including the day’s tweets on Storify, please click here.

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Photo by Shawna Reibling