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

United Nations University

  • 2023: The Climate Academy, 3rd edition: Community-Led Relocations: Redefining Home in a Changing Climate, funded by MunichRe Foundation
  • 2022-2023: Integrating Human Mobility in NAPs and NDCs, funded by FAO [more info
  • 2021-2022: E-learning course on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change, funded by GIZ [more info]
  • 2021-2022: Loss & Damage from Climate Change in Vietnam, funded by GIZ
  • 2021-2022: Protecting the Wellbeing of Migrants in India during the COVID-19 pandemic (PROWELLMIGRANTS), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) [more info]
  • 2021-2025: Cross-sectoral planning decision-making platform to foster climate action (RethinkAction), funded by EUH2020 [more info]
  • 2021: Measures and Finance for Addressing Loss & Damage from Climate Change in Kiribati, commissioned by GermanWatch
  • 2020: Internal Migration in the Philippines: Adaptation to Climate Change (IMPACT), funded by GIZ [final report][journal article]
  • 2019-2023: Low-carbon society: an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability  (LOCOMOTION), funded by EU H2020 [more info]
  • 2014-2018: Gibika project, funded by MunichRe Foundation (more info)
  • 2014-2018: Resilience Academy, funded by MunichRe Foundation (link)
  •  2015-2016: Loss and damage: The role of ecosystem services, funded by UNEP (book)
  • 2014-2016: Methods toolbox for assessing loss and damage, funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Gobal Change Research APN. L&D Handbook | Nepal Case Study Report | Nepal journal article 1 | Nepal journal article 2
  • 2014-2015: Five commissioned papers on loss and damage from climate change, funded by GIZ, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. IPCC paper
  • 2012-2014: Loss and Damage in vulnerable countries initiative, funded by CDKN, the Climate & Development Knowledge Network. Synthesis articleProject website
  • 2011-2012: Where the rain falls project, with CARE International, funded by the McArthur Foundation. Project website | Vietnam Report | Vietnam journal article | Methods Article
  • 2007-2008: EACH-FOR:  Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EU-FP7). Ghana Case Study Report

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