COP21 as a meeting platform to discuss joint research project in Senegal and Tajikistan

COP21 as a meeting platform to discuss joint research project in Senegal and Tajikistan


December 4. 2015. Dr. Cheikh Tidiane Wade, IED AFRIQUE, and Ms. Nailya Mustaeva, CAREC, met in the premises of the COP21 I Paris, to discuss progress and plans of the joint research project on migration, remittances and climate resilience in arid and semi arid lands of Senegal and Tajikistan. They exchanged on the results achieved so far in fine-tuning the methodology of the project, agreed on differentiated approach in selecting pilot zones for field survey and updated each other about the immediate plans of actions in the coming months.

About the project. Mitigation, remittances and climate resilience is a research, which aims to study the links between remittances of migrants and resilience in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL). It offers a comparative analysis between Senegal and Tajikistan, two countries where migrant remittances are a major source of revenue. The expected result of the research project is to provide the evidence base to improve social and economic policies to support migration and remittances as an adaptation measure and secure long-term climate-resilient development of semi-arid economies of Senegal and Tajikistan. Economy of the ASALs is more resilient to climate risks, where migrant remittances are used to support a long-term climate-resilient development is the main expected impact of the project. This project is a part of the research series of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE).

About the PRISE. PRISE is a five-year, multi-country research project that generates new knowledge about how economic development in semi-arid regions can be made more equitable and resilient to climate change. The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) is a PRISE country research partner, leading research activities in Tajikistan. More information about the PRISE


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