Migration, transformation and sustainability (MISTY)


The Migration, Transformation and Sustainability (MISTY) research project of ESRC-GCRF Transformations to Sustainability programme is an international project. This research includes academic partners in the UK, Bangladesh, Ghana, the US, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. The main research tools are qualitative survey, quantitative survey, governance survey and photo elicitation and photo voice. In Bangladesh, RMMRU has conducted 22 qualitative surveys under phase 0, wave 1 which deals explicitly with identity and cultural dimensions of sustainability. RMMRU has also conducted 9 qualitative surveys under phase 0, wave 2. It deals with migrants’ diverse experiences in urban destinations due to the pandemic crisis and economic shock. It has also conducted 12 interviews of high level policy stakeholders under governance survey. A Governance Survey focuses on the links between the governance of sustainability and the governance of migration, examining how they intersect at local, sub-national, national and international levels. One international journal article has been published by Elsevier B.V. titled “The migration-sustainability paradox: transformations in mobile worlds”. The research areas for Bangladesh are Dhaka, Chapainawabganj, Sunamganj, Satkhira, Brahmonbaria, Tangail, Mymenshing, Barishal, Manikganj and Rangpur. This research is funded by the NORFACE and Belmont Forum research programme Transformations to Sustainability (T2S).

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