Experts from the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF), and other German and West African partners, have urged West African policymakers to consider climate change and environmental factors in migration governance, in addition to mostly economic factors.

Dr. Justice Nana Inkoom, project coordinator, MIGRAWARE, from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, presented the findings at a validation workshop in Accra, stating that there were specific environmental and climate factors that influenced migration and emphasizing some of them.