The 2023 Advisory Committee Workshop of the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) was held at Château de Bossey in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland on 1-3 March 2023.
The Workshop was organized by the Secretariat of the Platform in close cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The meeting was chaired by the Envoy of the Chair and Chair of the Advisory Committee (Prof. Walter Kaelin), and facilitated by Ms. Kayly Ober, Senior Program Officer Climate, Environment, Conflict, United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
The Workshop brought together over 100 Advisory Committee members, representatives of international and regional organizations, research institutions, academia, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.
The 2023 Workshop of the PDD Advisory Committee provided an opportunity to take stock of the progress made and lessons learned during the implementation of the PDD Strategic Framework 2019-2023. Its main purpose was to gather input and recommendations that will support the Chair of the PDD, the EU, and Vice-Chair, Kenya, together with the former Chair, Fiji, to lead a transparent and inclusive Strategy Review Process culminating in the endorsement of a new Strategy for the PDD by the end of 2023.
Participants, among which Dina Ionesco, Diogo Andreolla Serraglio, Florian Debève and Julia Blocher from the HABITABLE consortium, identified persistent protection gaps and governance challenges in the international community regarding disaster displacement. They believe the PDD can be shaped, in its next strategic phase, to take up some of the issues and support solutions among a variety of actors, building on past achievements as well as existing and new partnerships.