Migration futures in Asia and Africa: climate change and climate-resilient economic development

Led by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Centre for Climate Change Studies, the University of Nairobi and the University of Ouagadougou, this research area focuses on Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania.

It aims to bridge the knowledge gap with regards to climate-induced migration patterns, specifically in the context of semi-arid regions, by asking:

  • How can climate-induced migration patterns be better understood and planned for improving resilience, inequalities and economic development in semi-arid regions?

The project examines potential links between climate change and variability, and internal migration patterns and the economy; and the role of climate change on internal migration patterns, and their impact on economic development, poverty, conflicts, urbanisation and adaptation capacities.