Symposium on environmental change, natural resource use (conflicts) and human migration in Ethiopia

7 - 8 April 2020 (postponed)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

MigSoKo symposium (postponed) MigSoKo symposium in Addis Ababa (postponed)


In partnership with the College of Development Studies at Addis Ababa University and with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) the MigSoKo research group at the German Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ is organizing an international symposium on linkages between environmental change and human migration.
The symposium aims at bringing together leading academic scientists and research scholars to exchange their experiences and research results on the topic of environmental and climate change, natural resource use (conflicts) and human migration within the geographic context of Ethiopia. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent developments, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of environment-migration linkages. The symposium will accommodate approximately 30 participants. The symposium language is English.

Call for Contributions

Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to the symposium through submissions of their
research abstracts. High quality research contributions describing original results of conceptual, empirical, or theoretical work on the above indicated topic are cordially invited for presentation at the symposium.

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract considering the below outlined author guidelines via e-mail by 16 February 2020 to . Each presenter can submit one abstract. Abstracts must be submitted in English. The accepted abstracts from registered presenting authors will be published in the “Book of Abstracts” which will be available online. Please indicate in your message whether you need financial support for participating at the symposium. Applicants will be informed whether their papers are accepted by 29 February 2020.

Call for Abstracts