Cities Alliance: Sustainable Integration – Reflections on Local Interventions and Urban Refugee Policy

When: 31 January - 2 February 2023

Where: Lodwar, Kenya

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Cities Alliance and Kenya's Turkana County Government co-host Sustainable Integration – Reflections on Local Interventions and Urban Refugee Policy. The peer-learning event will take place in Lodwar, Kenya, from 31 January to 2 February 2023.

The event is organised within the framework of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF): Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility – Regional Network and Dialogue Action, a platform led by Cities Alliance that supports secondary cities in the Horn of Africa to address the challenges of urbanisation and the rising number of refugees and displaced.

The three-day gathering will include a series of roundtable discussions and technical sessions on topics such as: 

  • A model of integration - The experience from Turkana County, Kenya
  • The role of local actors in managing migration along the Eastern Desert Route, Ethiopia
  • Using ecosystem mapping to engender social cohesion and sustainable livelihoods
  • The role of data in legal protection and inclusive urban planning in cities hosting refugees: the case of Arua, Uganda
  • Urban planning and management approaches for the integration of refugees and IDPs - Experiences from Ethiopia and Somalia
  • Integration of refugees in resource-constrained municipalities: The case of Koboko, Uganda
  • IGAD's work on cross-border programming on migration and mobility.

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