Fall PhD Colloquia Series

Md Shemul Sheikh presenting

Welcome to our Fall PhD colloquia series, where we highlight the groundbreaking research of our PhD students. Restarting this fall, we will delve into the work of different students, showcasing their innovative contributions to the field of urban development. Join us as we explore a diverse range of topics and gain insight into their academic research. 

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Md Shemul Sheikh

Kicking off the fall PhD colloquia series, please welcome Md Shemul Sheikh from Bangladesh. His research titled 'Understanding the Nexus between Climate-Induced Migration and Livelihood Vulnerability in the South-west Coastal Area in Bangladesh' aims to shed light on the livelihood vulnerabilities of climate-induced migrants, including gender, as well as their adaptation strategies in Bangladesh's southwestern coastal area as a case study.

Md Shemul Sheikh presenting

More about his research

Shemul's presentation focused on understanding how public policies and programs moderate the relationship between climate-induced migration, livelihood vulnerability, gender vulnerability, and the adaptation measures adopted by migrants in Bangladesh. The research analyses this phenomenon through quantitative data collection via household surveys, focus group discussions, in-depth semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, and a detailed exploration of climate migrants’ narratives via case studies.

The research's main focuses are:

  • Pinpointing climate change and migration policy consequences by strengthening empirical evidence with scientific analysis
  • Understanding climate-induced migration and its accompanying vulnerabilities concerning livelihood and gender
  • Formulating appropriate policies and programs that ultimately will contribute to good climate governance with special attention to climate-induced migration in Bangladesh

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