Dr. Benjamin Schraven

Research programme: Environmental Governance

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Social Scientist

Work areas:

  • Migration and development (policies)
  • Environmental change and migration
  • Migration governance
  • Migration and rural development
  • Adaptation to climate change

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Person in charge of the training module „Study design“ of DIE’s Postgraduate Training Programme (since 2011)
  • Leader of the Country Working Group Ghana in the 47th course of DIE’S Postgraduate Training Programme (2011/2012)
  • Several courses on migration, quantitative research methodology and statistical data analysis (since 2007) for (i.a.): Ghanaian-German Center for Development Research/ DAAD –Center of Excellence in Ghana, University of Ghana (since 2009); Doctoral Programme of the Center for Development Studies, University of Bonn (2007-2012); „Training school on field research methods (qualitative and quantitative) in environmentally induced migration”, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) (2013); „Summer School on Renewable Energy“, University of Bonn (2012)


Vita

since 1/2018German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Research Programme "Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability"
3/2016-7/2016Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) Scientific Consulting
3/2011-12/2017German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Department "Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources"
6/2006-9/2010Doctoral studies in Development Studies at the Center for Development Research/ Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), University of Bonn
1/2006-2/2011Center for Development Research/ Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung
(ZEF), University of Bonn
Researcher at the Department of Political and Cultural Change
9/2005-12/2005Institute for Environment and Human Security, United Nations
University (UNU-EHS), Bonn; Data analyst for the project “Strengthening Early Warning Capacities in Sri Lanka
10/2003-12/2004International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C.
Research assistant for several studies
5/2003-10/2005Center for Development Research/ Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), University of Bonn
research assistant at the Department of Economic and Technological Change
10/2001-2/2002Sozialwissenschaftlichen Analysegruppe zur Leistung sozialer Systeme (SALSS), Bonn
Student assistant/ intern
10/1999-5/2005Master in Political Science (minors: sociology, history) at the University of Bonn

Expertise work for:

  • UNICEF
  • World Bank/ Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD)
  • United Nations University
  • Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
  • IPCC Working Group II AR 5
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Climatic change
  • Climate and Development
  • Population and environment
  • Regional environmental change
  • Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • The Canadian Geographer

Member of:

  • World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) (Thematic Working Group “Environmental change and migration”)
  • Center for Development Research, University of Bonn (Associated Researcher)
  • Advisory boards of the research project “Building resilience through translocality. Climate change, migration and social resilience of rural communities in Thailand (TransRe)”, Department of Geography, University of Bonn

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces

Projects