“Linking sustainable development, global migration, climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction – Identifying emerging issues”

02-04 December 2013

University of Lausanne, Quartier UNIL-Sorge, Bâtiment Amphimax, Switzerland

Workshop objectives:

  • To explore scientific and practical inter-linkages between these four domains that are shaping current international and national policies: sustainable development, migration, disaster risk reduction, climate change;
  • Create a dialogue based on science, methodologies and practices among UNIL-FGSE academic staff members, students, UNIL-FGSE alumni and external experts from Switzerland and abroad through case studies and practices on how these issues are linked in the field;
  • Showcase current research of the UNIL-FGSE faculty members and students related to this topic and its societal value, and
  • Explore emerging issues in this field to inform future research and projects at UNIL-FGSE

Workshop participants

The workshop is targeted primarily to faculty members and PhD students of the UNIL-FGSE, but will accept other participants depending on available space.  Maximum number of participants is 50 persons.

 Public debate on December 4.

The workshop language will be in English except for an exceptional public round table debate to be held in French on December 4 at 18.00 hs, which is open to the public.  The theme will evolve around “Managing Risks – Is Switzerland Prepared”, exact title and guest speakers TBC.


This workshop is based on a current project funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) on the same topic. http://www.snis.ch/call-projects- 2012_3743_sustainable-land-management-mountain-regions-bolivia-and-nepal-context-outmi