The Senegal Migration Panel: Understanding Mobility in a Climate-Stressed Population

Start of Project: 01.01.2023 — End of Project: 31.12.2025

In an interdisciplinary team of economists, sociologist, and political scientist, the project plans to analyze the influence of climate change on attitudes towards migration and actual migration decisions using the example of Senegal. Via comprehensive surveys of individuals and households in 150 Senegalese villages, different factors influencing migration decisions will be analyzed: the relevance of extreme weather events, the role of local networks and their narratives about climate change, economic pressures as well as a change in the demand for skills by the labor market due to climate change.

Cooperating partners

RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) e. V.; Universität Potsdam; Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel; Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal; University of Washington; California Institute of Technology; Columbia University, New York City, New York; Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), Ngor, Dakar