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Fév 13

Call for papers

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The Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs (Ministère chargé des Marocains resident à l’étranger et des affaires de la migration) is organizing an international conference under the theme “Climate Migrations: trends and challenges”, to be held on the 20th of May 2016 in Rabat, Morocco. This conference will be an opportunity to discuss the recent developments in climate migration and the relationships between climate change and people migration; and, to develop a framework argumentation concerning this issue within the COP22 conference scheduled to be held in November 2016 in Morocco (See concept note).

Authors are, thus, invited to submit abstracts on one of the themes of the conference. Details are given in the attached program below.

Guidelines of abstract/paper submission:

Submitted abstracts should include the following:

  • A statement whether the paper is for oral of poster presentation ;
  • First and last names of each author and their address ;
  • A short authors biography;
  • Title must not exceed 120 characters ;
  • Concise description of the study within one of the topics covered by the conference (a maximum of 250 words);
  • A maximum of 5 key-words;
  • A pertinent bibliography (up to a maximum of 15 references).

Important dates :

15th of March 2016 : Deadline for abstract submission. Abstracts should be sent in electronic form (word) to info@geops.ca.

31th of March 2016 : Notification of abstract acceptance as well as of details concerning the final version submission and the procedure of their venue and stay in Rabat.

Note that accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings while abstracts will be published online in the conference website : www.migration.geops.ca.

  1. scientific Committee :
  • AIT HSSAINE ALI (Ph.D., Professeur Gestion des ressources et environnement, Université Ibn Zohr – Agadir, Maroc) ;
  • BADRAOUI MOHAMED (Dr., DG de l’Institut de la recherche Agronomique, Maroc);
  • BANNARI ABDERRAZAK (Dr., Head of Geo informatics Department, Arabian Gulf University);
  • BEN ESSALAH HACHEM (DG Information Technologies. Service directorate and Chief Info. Officer, Canada);
  • CHAKIR HABIBA (Ph.D., Director, International Partnerships and Government Relations
  • African Institute of Mathematical Sciences -Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)) ;
  • CHAREF MOHAMED (Dr., Professeur Migration et Mobilité, Université Ibn Zohr – Agadir, Maroc);
  • EL FOULADI ABDERRAHMAN (Ph.D., Climatologue, Consultant, Géo Planète Solutions, Canada);
  • EL JAMRI ABDELHAMID (Consultant International, Expert / Chef de mission – Gestion des flux migratoires, UE et ONU);
  • EL KHARRAZ JAUAD (Dr., Head of Research; The Middle East Desalination Research Center);
  • EL MAAYAR MUSTAPHA (Dr., Directeur de Sustainabilis, Canada);
  • HABOUDANE DRISS (Dr., Deputy Director, Research Partnerships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada) ;
  • JALIL MOHAMED (DG HYDRAUMET, Consultant Climat, Eau et développement durable, Ingénieur Météorologiste et Hydraulicien, Expert en Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques);

LAAAMRANI HAMMOU (Dr, Conseiller en adaptation aux changements climatiques, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Allemagne).

  1. Steering committee :
  • Mounia Marzak, Directrice – Direction de la Communication et de la Mobilisation des Compétences (MCMREAM);
  • Ahmed Skim , Directeur des Affaires de la Migration (MCMREAM);
  • Leila Ouchani, Chef de la Division de la qualification et de l’intégration économique, Direction des Affaires de la Migration (MCMREAM);
  • Marwan Berrada, Chef du Service de la Mobilisation des Compétences – Direction de la Communication et de la Mobilisation des Compétences (MCMREAM);
  • Abderrahman El Fouladi, Ph.D., directeur de Géo Planète Solutions (Canada).
  1. Coordination and information :
  • Abderrahman El Fouladi, Ph.D., Courriel : elfouladi@videotron.ca Tél. : 00-1-514-576-9067 ;
  • Leila Ouchani, Chef de la Division de la qualification et de l’intégration économique, Direction des Affaires de la Migration (MCMREAM), Tél. : +212 (0) 537 68 65 93 ;
  • Marwan Berrada, Chef du Service de la Mobilisation des Compétences – Direction de la Communication et de la Mobilisation des Compétences (MCMREAM), +212-537-77-65-64 ou 88

Provisional Program

Plenary session I :

Climate change and migration: Current status and risk assessment.

  • Spatiotemporal assessment of migratory fluxes at global, regional and local scales in relation to climate change impacts.
  • Climate change evidences in Morocco and the Moroccan sphere of influence in Africa;
  • Potential impacts of climate-induced migration on the environment, security, peace and economic and social development of native and host countries;
  • Regional and national initiatives on mitigation and adaptation to climate change to prevent and reduce migration, and on the integration of « climate change factor » in the management of migration flows.

Plenary session II :

International migration and climate law: Towards an « international awareness » about forced migration due to climate change?.

  • Human mobility due to natural disasters agreements update and the contribution of the COP21 on climate migration.
  • Potential role of the COP22 in strengthening the protection of climate migrants.

Plenary session III :

Synthesis and recommendations

Adoption of a Moroccans Living Abroad think-tank recommendations and proposal to ensure a follow-up of the results of this conference.