Below is a list of most of my research projects (past and present), with links to project websites and publications.

United Nations University

University of Hawai’i

  • 2016-2018: Understanding the role of climate change and ecosystem services in the migration decisions of Marshallese Islanders, and the impacts of migration in source and destination areas. Hosted by University of Hawai’i (link)

University of Amsterdam

  • 2002-2011: PhD research: Migration, environment and development in Ghana, funded by NWO, the Dutch Council for Scientific Research. Book
  • 2008-2012: PADev: Participatory Assessment of Development. Project website
  • 1999-2002: Master’s Research: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Northwest Ghana. Book

Independent consultancies

  • 2012: Interpretation of the Foresight report “Migration and Global Environmental Change” in the national context of Ghana. Commissioned paper for a DFID workshop in Ghana.
  • 2010-2011: Legal and normative frameworks for  protecting the rights of environmentally displaced people. Project advisor for the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford). [Report]
  • 2010: De drijvende krachten achter het eiwit: een krachtenanalyse van productie, consumptie en duurzaamheid wereldwijd. English translation: Driving forces behind protein production and consumption. Research by the Centre for Agriculture and Environment for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. [Report, in Dutch]
  • 2009-2010: Rural youth employment in developing countries: A global view. For the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. [Report]
  • 2009-2010: Shortdocs video project of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam