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Migration is a universal and common process and is linked to development in multiple ways.
When mainstreamed in broader frameworks, especially in development planning, migration can benefit
the communities at both origin and destination. Migrants can and do support their home communities
through remittances as well as the knowledge and skills they acquire in the process while contributing to
the host communities’ development. Safe, orderly and regular migration can contribute to agricultural
development, economic growth, food security and rural livelihoods. Migration can also be a part of
climate change adaptation efforts. Yet, those migrants who are poor and low-skilled face the biggest
challenges emanating from migration that occurs on involuntary, unsafe and irregular basis.
This high-level panel has been organized by FAO on behalf of UN-Water.
Objectives of the event:
The event will focus on the linkages between water stress and migratory movements globally.
Countries, UN agencies and the audience will:
Moderator: Mr. Jerome Delli Priscoli, Editor-in-chief, Water Policy
H.E. Helder Barbalho, Minister of National Integration, Brazil
H.E. Suleiman Hussein Adamu, Minister, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Nigeria
H.E. Charafat Afilal, Secretary of State in charge of water,
Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Morocco
H.E. María García Rodriguez, Secretary of State for Environment,
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Spain
H.E. Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Development, Portugal
Mr. Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment
Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Chair, Global Water Partnership
Prof. Ahmet Saatci, President, Turkish Water Institute, Turkey
Ms. Isabel Marquez, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Representative in Brazil
Mr. Eduardo Mansur, Director, Land and Water Division, FAO
Marlos De Souza, FAO (Italy): email@example.com