Contact person:
Haodong Qi
  • Swedish Research Council
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye
  • Austrian Science Fund
  • US National Science Foundation
Responsible at MaU:
Haodong Qi
Project members at MaU:
Collaborators :
  • Laure Tall Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale Senegal
  • Tuba Bircan - IDEMA
  • Stefan Lang - Paris Lodron University
  • Stefano Maria Iacus - Harvard University
  • Emmanuel Letouze - Data Pop Alliance
Time frame:
01 January 2023 - 31 December 2026

Project description

Climate change (interlinked with humanitarian crises and other economic and health factors) could lead to internal resettlements, international migration, and other (new) forms of human mobility. However, the empirical link between various climatic conditions and migration outcomes is highly contested, and, to date, no unified theoretical approach can adequately capture the complexity and contextual dependency of climate-induced migration.

To address this gap, CLIMB seeks to develop a holistic approach which will allow us to better understand the mechanisms and pathways underlying the climate-migration nexus, and to predict temporal-spatial mobility patterns in Africa and beyond. Specifically, we will investigate how climate change may intersect with conflicts, poverty, and epidemics, among other adversities, and how these forces may operate in tandem in driving human migration, with a special focus on Africa.

More information about the project can be found on the Belmont Forum website