The Platform on Disaster Displacement is a State-led initiative working towards better protection for people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change.
THE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
The Steering Group is directed by a Chair, supported by a Vice-Chair, each exercising their function during one and a half year. The Chair leads the Steering Group and is in charge of the overall organization of its proceedings. The Vice-Chair is scheduled to succeed the Chair after expiry of the incumbent Chair’s term, and makes a proposal to the Steering Group on which country could take its place as next Vice-Chair.
WALTER KAELIN, THE ENVOY OF THE CHAIR
The Envoy of the Chair provides strategic advice to the Chair and the Steering Group and represents the Chair in high-level public events while promoting the work of the Platform and raising awareness of the findings of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda at the global and the regional level. He also serves as the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Platform.