Project Profile: Misty

Migration, Transformation and Sustainability


Principal Investigators: Neil Adger, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Partners: Francois Gemenne, University of Liege, Belgium
Ed Carr, Clark University, United States
Emily Boyd, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden
Sam Codjoe, Regional Institute for Population Studies, Ghana
Sonja Fransen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ricardo Safra de Campos, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Tasneem Siddiqui, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Hein de Haas, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Domingos Macucule, Eduardo Mondlane University, Sweden
Anita Fábos, Clark University, United States
Mumuni Abu, University of Ghana, Ghana
Sponsors: Wallonia and Brussels Federation, Belgium
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Netherlands
Swedish Research Council, Sweden
Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom
National Science Foundation, United States
International Social Science Council


Full Project Title: Migration, Transformation and Sustainability
Full Call Title: T2S2016


Project Objective: Theories of transformation explain how societies can shift away from current trajectories of unsustainability given the limitations of governance, missing institutions and economic structures, social norms, and identities. But current models and concepts of transformation fail to systematically account for demographic shifts, notably migration and mobility. This project seeks to comprehensively expand theories of transformation to incorporate contemporary dynamics and challenges of migration and associated demographic shifts.
Call Objective: T2S has two major objectives:

To develop understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders;

To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners. This includes facilitating the development of new research collaborations with parts of the world which are not often involved in large-scale international research efforts, notably low- and middle-income countries.


Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America
Countries: Bangladesh, Belgium, Ghana, Mozambique, Netherlands, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 36 months
Call Date: July 6, 2017
Project Award Date: April 26, 2018