Topic outline

The focus of this one-lesson e-learning course is on forced migration due to protracted crisis situations, including both natural or human made disasters, and conflict. Forced migration is a sub category or type of migration. It is distinguished by the presence of coercion or a lack of voluntariness.


The target audience for this course includes:

  • UN Country Teams and FAO Staff
  • Planners, policy formulators and advisors on migration, agriculture and rural development
  • Managers and technical staff in the ministries responsible for agriculture, rural development, migration, employment and others

  • Key concepts and characteristics of migration, forced migration and protracted crisis, categories of migrants
  • The drivers and impacts of forced migration in situations of protracted crisis
  • How forced migration is relevant to FAO’s mandate and strategic objectives, and how FAO works programmatically through the forced migration cycle
  • How forced migration considerations can be integrated into policies and programmes regarding protracted crisis

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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