Webinar: Community-driven approaches to human mobility and diversity


Local governments have been tackling the multi-dimensional nature and effects of human mobility with narrow mandates and often scarce resources. The effects of climate change, growing inequalities and lack of pathways for regular migration have direct impacts on local migration governance. Regardless of the challenges and gaps in legal frameworks, migrants, displaced communities and refugees are first and foremost neighbours. Local governments have long been recalling that, beyond delivering basic service and protecting the most vulnerable, they are key in creating a sense of community and fostering human rights, peace and diversity.

Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Emilia Saiz, Secretary General, UCLG
  • Totò Martello, Mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa
  • Jonathan Prentice, Head of the UN Migration Network Secretariat
  • Armand Béouindé, Mayor of Ouagadougou, Co-President of the Policy Council on Right to the City and Inclusive territories

Panel discussion: Human rights protection at all stages of migration

  • Stephane Jaquemet, Director of Policy, International Catholic Commission (ICMC), Civil Society Action Committee
  • Stephanie Loose, Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat
  • Dr. Nastaran Nazhdaghi, Head of Urban Regeneration Office, Shiraz

Panel discussion: Equity and access


  • Ana Feder, Regional Portfolio Manager, International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
  • Ibrahim Ervin, Mayors’ Advisor, Mersin, Global Taskforce on Migration (GTFM)
  • Rodrigo Ceballos, Director of Accompaniment and Support to Migrants, Cordoba (Argentina)