Projects Sub-Saharan Africa

Environmental Management in Refugee Situations Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | May 2006

InterWorks facilitated a three-day workshop on Environmental Management in Refugee Situations in Entebbe, Uganda from 23–26 May 2006. Participants represented UNHCR, the Ethiopia Governments’ ARRA, and the NGO implementing partners as well as from UN partners, specifically UNEP and WFP. The workshop was based on training materials developed by InterWorks. Key learning objectives included: describing potential environmental impacts of refugee populations; identifying UNHCR’s role in addressing these impacts; describing the environmental assessment processes and tools; identifying several environmental management strategies; and preparing a community environmental action plan.