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close this bookEnvironmentally-Induced Population Displacements and Environmental Impacts Resulting from Mass Migrations (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) / Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR), 1996, 128 p.)
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Symposium Agenda

SUNDAY, 21 APRIL 1996

p.m.

Arrival of participants and registration



19h00

Presentation of participants



19h30

Welcome drink



20h30

Dinner

MONDAY, 22 APRIL 1996

09h00

Opening speeches
James N. Purcell, Director General-IOM
Dennis Gallagher, Executive Director - RPG



09h20

Chair Robert G. Paiva, Director, Department of Planning,
Research, and Evaluation - IOM
Facilitator Hermen Ketel, Symposium Consultant
Introduction of Draft Statement of Principles: Theme 1 Environmentally-Induced Population Displacements
Reinhard Lohrmann, Chief, Division of Research and Forum Activities - IOM



09h30

The Problem
Introduction (Dr Michelle Schwartz)
Background Paper (Dr Norman Myers: Environmentally-
Induced Population Displacements: the State of the Art);
presented by Ambassador Richard Benedick
Discussion



10.30

Coffee break



10.45

Preventive Action
Introduction (Prof. Edwin Gyasi)
Background Paper (Dr Susanne Groten: Satellite Monitoring and Aerial Photo Analysis for Early Warning of Migration Risks)
Case Study (Gebremedhin Tesfay: Tigray)
Discussion



12h15

Lunch

MONDAY, 22 APRIL 1996

13h45

Chair: Reinhard Lohrmann, Chief, Division of Research and Forum Activities - IOM
Mitigative Action
Introduction (Dr Adrian Wood)
Background Paper (IUCN-Pakistan, Dr. Stephen Fuller:
Strategic Environmental Planning as a Policy Tool for Mitigative Action
Case Study (Alexander Shestakov: Lake Aral)
Discussion



15h15

Rehabilitation
Introduction
Case Study (Gebereyes Haile: Soil and Water Conservation in Ethiopia)
Discussion



16h15

Coffee break



16h30

Statement of Principles and rounding up discussions on Theme 1
Introduction (Sanjoy Hazarika)
Case Study (Jean-Pierre Perier: Senegal)




Discussion



19h00

Departure for Outdoor Dinner

TUESDAY, 23 APRIL 1996

09h00

Chair: Karen AbuZayd, Deputy Director, Division of Programmes and Operational Support (DPOS) - UNHCR
Facilitator: Christopher Talbot, Education Officer, UNHCR
Introduction of Draft Statement of Principles: Theme 2
Environmental Impacts Resulting From Mass Migrations
Hideyuki Mori, Senior Coordinator on Environmental
Affairs, DPOS - UNHCR



09h15

The Problem
Introduction (Urs Bloesch)
Background Paper (Steven Hansch and Karen Jacobsen: The Environmental Effects of Mass Forced Migrations)
Discussion



10h30

Coffee break



10h45

Preventive Action
Introduction (Dr Krisno Nimpuno)
Background Paper (Fernando Echavarria: The Use of Remote
Sensing and GIS Technology in Early Assessment and Monitoring of
Environmental Stress in Refugee-Hosting Areas)
Case Study (Gerald Duda: Strengthening Governmental Capacity for
Sound Environmental Planning of Major Refugee Influxes)
Discussion



12h30

Lunch



14h00

Chair: Reinier Thiadens, Senior Agricultural Planning Officer,
Programme and Technical Support Section - UNHCR
Mitigative Action
Introduction (Thomas Hoerz)
Background Paper (Matthew Owen: Energy Economy Through
Energy Shortage: Reducing the Environmental Damage of
Mass Migrations)
Case Studies (Gus Le Breton: Zimbabwe;
Muiruri Kimani: Household Energy Programmes)
Discussion



15h30

Coffee break



15h45

Rehabilitation
Introduction (The World Bank: Gordon Appleby)
Case Study (S. Rouchiche: Environmental Rehabilitation in Refugee Areas)
Discussion



17h00

Statement of Principles and rounding up discussions on Theme 2
Introduction (CARE-UK)
Background Paper (Ivan Ruzicka: Environmental Accounting as a Policy Tool to Address Environmental Impacts Resulting from Mass Migrations)
Case Study (Steven Hansch: Lessons from the Rwanda Refugee Situation)
Discussion



19h30

Dinner



21h00

Video on environmental impacts of mass refugee situations: The Case of Rwandese Refugees in Tanzania
(Salon Galaxie - Hôtel Chavannes-de-Bogis)



21h30

Introduction and demonstration of the “Peco Pe”, a multi-fuel combustion system, which could considerably reduce fuelwood consumption (Paal Wendelbo)

WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL 1996

09h00

Chair: Dennis Gallagher, Executive Director - RPG
Facilitator: Hermen Ketel, Symposium Consultant
Draft Statement of Principles: Theme 3 The Relation between Environmentally-Induced Population Displacements and Environmental Impacts Resulting from Mass Migrations
Jacques Cuénod, Senior Advisor - RPG
Introduction (Dr Zeremariam Fre)
Background Paper (Eugène Binama: The Relationship Between Environmentally-Induced Population Movements and Impacts on the Environment as a Result of Mass Migrations)
Discussion



10h45

Coffee break



11h00

Revised version of the Statement of Principles and Symposium Follow up
Discussion



12h45

Symposium closure
Nicholas Morris, Director DPOS - UNHCR



13h00

Lunch



p.m.

Departure of participants