Program

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

08:00 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:15
Opening
Prof. Katja Radon, Conference Chair
Stefan Bienefeld, Head of Division Development Cooperation and Transregional Programs at DAAD
Dr. Stefan Lauterbach, Head of the International Office at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
09:15 – 10:00
Keynote: Globalization as a cause for forced migration
Thomas Gebauer, Executive Director of Medico International
10:00 – 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 – 11:30
Case Studies: Globalization as cause for forced migration
  1. Central American Forced Migration: Expelled Populations and Policy Containment.
    Prof. Carlos Sandoval-García, University of Costa Rica
  2. Inadequate health systems in humanitarian and fragile settings: The impact on women and girls.
    Dr. Gerd Eppel, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  3. Interplay between Migration, Poverty and Climate Change.
    Dr. Sukamdi, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  4. The Impact of conflicts on human livelihood and natural resources – case study: Elfasher locality, North Darfur State.
    Dr. Maha Ismail, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
11:30 – 12:15
Poster Session I
  • Migration in Egypt: Socioeconomic Dimensions.
    Dr. Aly N. El-Bahrawy
  • Policies for a sustainable biomass energy sector in Malawi: Overcoming pressures from population and economic growth.
    Franziska Schuenemann
  • Employment and social protection of different kinds of migrant workers in Chile, 2006 – 2015.
    Dr. Manuel Parra
  • Temporal migration: Number of days away from home and work-family interaction in Ecuadorian petroleum workers - A cross-sectional study.
    Dr. Manuel Parra
  • Temporary migration in the healthcare sector: psychosocial risks, family interference and psychological distress in the Peruvian mining sector.
    Dr. Manuel Parra
  • Spanish refugees in France and Mexico. A comparative study on the impact of political asylum in the integration processes.
    Claudia Dávila Valdés
  • Working below skill level as risk factor for distress among Latin American migrants living in Germany – cross-sectional study.
    Bernarda Espinoza
  • Working conditions among migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
    Prof. Katja Radon
  • Working conditions of migrant domestic workers without Argentinian residency in Buenos Aires.
    Prof. Katja Radon
  • Teaching and Training: The future of mental health care in Ethiopia.
    Mativos Daba
12:15 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:15
Keynote: Environment as cause for forced migration
Dr. Benjamin Schraven, Researcher at German Development Institute (DIE)
14:15 – 15:15
Case Studies: Environment as cause for forced migration
  1. Assessing employment, sanitation and local capacity in hosting households of those displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan): The case of Rosario, Cavite, Philippines.
    Christine Joyce Betia-Mendoza and Christirose Jireh Betia
  2. Effects of climate change on natural resources, migration and conflict among the pastoralist communities in Africa: The case of Northern Kenya.
    Prof. Dr. James Biu Kung’u, School of Environmental Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  3. Water scarcity as migration driving force in MENA Region.
    Handan Şahin, Bülent Topkaya, Akdeniz University, Antalya-Turkey
15:15 – 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 – 16:45
Case Studies: How to supply refugee camps
  1. Capacity Building in Za‘atari Refugee Camp – Implementing a sustainable waste and water management system.
    Manal Ali, Technische Universität Brauschweig
  2. Emergency Agriculture: "Refugees" food insecurity in Kenya.
    Joseph W. Matofari, Egerton University, Kenya
  3. Emergency response to the impact forced migration brought on mental health in refugee camps in Southern Ethiopia: lessons learned.
    Sisay Mulugeta (MSc), Dollo Ado refugee Camps, Ethiopia
  4. Assessing the Impact of a School-Based Nutrition Intervention on Food Security of Refugee Children in Lebanon: Findings from a Pilot Study
    Nahla Hwalla, PhD, RD, FAND, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
16:45 – 17:15
Poster Session II
  • Forced to Migrate: Forced displacements in Nepal by Natural Disasters.
    Nagendra Raj Sitoula
  • Overview of Coastal Hazard and local migration in Semarang, Indonesia.
    Prof. Muh Aris Marfai
  • Temporal migration due to Harmful Algal Bloom among artisanal fishermen in Southern Chile.
    Astrid Garrido
  • Environmental Degradation as a Cause of Migration: Current Debates, Gaps and Recommendations.
    Ujvesa Pronaj, Rojina Haiju, Anne Biehl and Katharina Luig
  • Decades after resettlement: Livelihood of displaced Karen at the frontier of Thailand.
    Prof. Surin Onprom
  • Importance of micro-planning in the context of environmental degradation triggered displacement in Bangladesh.
    Tanzinia Khanom
  • Penned cattle gained less weight during the rainy season than grazing cattle in eastern Cambodia.
    Anna Seidel
  • Flood integrated management in the Huong River Basin.
    Prof. Thi Thanh Van Ngo
  • Point of use water purification by Bio-Fence System in Lake Victoria, Kenya.
    Dr. Chrispin Kowenje
  • Treatment of filtrate from dewatering of thermal-hydrolyzed sewage sludge using anaerobic membrane bioreactor.
    Dr. Bing Wu
17:15 – 17:30
Summary of the day
17:30 – 18:00
Break
18:00 – 20:00
Panel discussion: "Beyond war and internal conflicts – contribution of environmental factors and socioeconomic conditions on migration"
Stefan Bielefeld, Head of Division Development Cooperation and Transregional Programs at DAAD
Rex Osa, Refugee and activist – Refugees for Refugees
Dr. Franck Düvell, Migration researcher at the Oxford University
Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer, Director of the International Center for Development and Decent Work
Camilo Sanchez, Manager of the Post conflict Health Policy at the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia

Moderation: Dr. Jan-Martin Wiarda

Thursday, 20th October 2016

Open Space Event: Cross-discipline research and training to end forced migration – Linking Disciplines for Greater Impact.

On the 2nd day of the conference, Exceed Centers and their partners participated in an Open Space Event. This format was used in order to identify gaps and opportunities in cross-discipline research as well as to train on how to prevent forced migration, in particular focusing on environmental and economic aspects.

The speaker's presentations and some impressions from the conference are available for use from the Downloads tab of the Exceed website.