Southeast Asia – Outcome Report

Nansen Initiative

The overall objectives of the Nansen Initiative Southeast Asian Regional Consultation were to identify specific challenges and opportunities that the region faces related to disasters, climate change, and human mobility and to develop practical, policy and programmatic recommendations on how to address these challenges at national, regional and international levels. The Consultation brought together more than 100 participants representing governments of nine countries from Southeast Asia, including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam, as well as representatives from Australia, Germany, Haiti, Japan, the Nansen Initiative and its Chairmanship, and representatives from regional and international organizations, UN Agencies, civil society and research institutions. On the third day, participants presented the Summary of Conclusions, which contains recommendations that require action at the community, national, regional and international level (Chapter I.2) to enhance regional and international efforts to address the needs and challenges associated with human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change.