It had been a long journey for Christos Christodoulides, the head of office of the UN migration in Sierra Leone. For several months, he had been working tirelessly with various stakeholders to come up with a plan of action that would address the issue of human mobility in the context of climate change in the country.
The situation was dire. Sierra Leone was one of the countries most affected by climate change, with rising sea levels, floods, and droughts causing displacement and migration of people. The country needed a comprehensive plan to address this issue and ensure that those affected by climate change were protected and supported.
Finally, after months of consultations and stakeholder exchanges, Christodoulides and his team signed the Plan of Action with the Honorable Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The plan outlined recommendations for addressing human mobility in the context of climate change and provided a roadmap for implementation.
Taking to his Twitter, he said
“After several months of consultative stakeholder exchanges we signed this morning with Hon. Minister of Environment and Climate Change the Plan of Action for implementation of recommendations on human mobility in the context of climate change in 🇸🇱 @IOMSierraLeone @IOM_MEC”
Christodoulides breathed a sigh of relief as he watched the Minister sign the document. He knew that this was just the beginning. Implementing the plan would be a long and challenging process, but he was confident that with the support of IOM Sierra Leone and IOM MECC, they could make a real difference in the lives of those affected by climate change.
As he left the signing ceremony, Christodoulides felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. He knew that this plan would make a real difference in the lives of countless people in Sierra Leone and beyond. And he was grateful to have been a part of it.