The United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) co-organized a High-Level Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the theme, “Conflict-Induced Migration in Africa: Maximizing New Opportunities to Address its Peace, Security and Inclusive Development Dimensions”, in Durban, South Africa, from 23 to 24 November 2015. The meeting was organised in close collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The EGM also benefitted from inputs from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The main objective of the EGM was to provide a platform for United Nations Member States, key African regional and sub-regional organizations and mechanisms, as well as African civil society organizations, academia and international partners, including the United Nations system, to discuss current causes, trends and challenges of conflict induced migration in Africa. The aim of the meeting was to explore strategies to better prevent and address its root causes within the context of implementation of various existing and new African and global policy agendas.