Brief - Migration in Climate Change Hotspots: Opportunities and Challenges for Adaptation

Author: 
Prosper Adiku
Publisher: 
CARIAA
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Ghana
Year of Publication: 
2018

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Migration plays a significant role as a response strategy for coping with climatic and non-climatic drivers of change among vulnerable households in Ghana. At the same time, it exacerbates gendered vulnerabilities with consequences for community resilience and national economic planning. 

The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR); and Deltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) are two consortia contributing to migration research in semi-arid and deltaic hotspot regions, respectively. Both projects fall within the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA). The research in this brief draws on participatory interview processes and field work in the Upper West and household surveys on migrant households in the Volta Delta with the University of Ghana and partner institutions.