IOM, ADB Launch Asia-Pacific Migration and Environment Network
18 September 2012: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have launched the Asia-Pacific Migration and Environment Network (AMPEN). AMPEN is an internet-based resource to facilitate interaction on environment and migration in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to IOM, the site is designed to encourage the exchange of analysis, insights and experience, as well as to stimulate dialogue among researchers and policy specialists, and raise public awareness of environment and migration issues. AMPEN forms part of ADB's work to generate policy options for addressing climate-induced migration in the Asia-Pacific.
The AMPEN website contains country-specific data, as well as region-wide reports, papers and presentations on environment and migration. Registered network members may also upload news, events, photos, videos and publications through an onsite sharing tool, and participate in discussion forums. [IOM Press Release] [APMEN Website]