Dr. Stephen Adaawen

Country of current residence


Current position


Current institute employer

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Center for Global Cooperation






migration studies, resource governance, organic agricultural value chains and marketing, food security, population studies, climate change adaptation, rural development

Supervisors of
doctoral work

1. Prof. Dr. Sabine Troeger


2. Prof. Dr. Andreas Dittmann

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Papa Sow


Adaawen, S.A..  2016.  Reflections on Migration Dynamics in Northern Ghana from the ‘Crossroads Perspective’.  Crossroads Asia Working Paper Series, 32   : 1-23   .
Adaawen, S.A..  2016.  Narratives of Migration - Complex Answers of a Society in Transformation, Ghana.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn.  Further Information


Adaawen, S.A..  2015.  Changing Reproductive Behaviour and Migration as Response to Climate/Environmental Change: Evidence from Rural Northern Ghana.  In: Hilmann, F., M. Pahl, B. Rafflenbeul & S. Harald (eds.): Migration, Environmental Change and Adaptation – Bringing in the Region . Palgrave Macmillan.   203-222. 
Adaawen, S.A., V. Dreier & P. Sow.  2015.  Migration and Natural Resource Scarcity within the context of Climate Variability in West Africa.  Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series, 1 (3)   : 1-8   . (Open Access)  


Sow, P., S.A. Adaawen and J. Scheffran.  2014.  Migration, Social Demands and Environmental Change amongst the Frafra of Northern Ghana and the Biali in Northern Benin.  Sustainability, 6   : 375-398   . Further Information


Adaawen S.A. and B. Owusu.  2013.  North-South Migration and Remittances in Ghana.  African Review of Economics and Finance, 5 (1)   : 29-45   . Further Information


Adaawen, S. A. and S.H. Jørgensen.  2012.  Eking out a living: The livelihood implications of urban space regulation on street hawking in Accra, Ghana.  African Review of Economics and Finance, 3 (2)   : 49-95   . Further Information


Adaawen, S. A.  2011.  Street Hawking and Urban Space Regulation: The Case of Street Hawkers in Accra, Ghana.  Further Information


Adaawen, S. A.  2009.  The North-South Youth Migration and Remittances In Ghana: A Case Study of Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. 
Adaawen, S. A..  2009.  The Migration Aspirations of Immigrants into Roros Municipality-Norway..  Acta Geographica-Trondheim, Series D, No. 34   .


Adaawen, S. A..  2006.  The Socio-Economic Impact of Rural-Urban Migration of the Youth in The Builsa District, U/East Region. 

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads
Research themes
  • Governance
  • Development Politics
  • Gender
  • Human Rights
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ghana
  • Benin
Research projects
WASCAL - West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use http://www.wascal.org
Working groups

WASCAL Core Research Program WP 3.3., WP 4.1


Migration, Climate Change, Development,Gender, Organic Agriculture Value Chains and Marketing

Doctoral research funded by


Cooperation partners

Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

1. Prof. Dr. Sabine Troeger


2. Prof. Dr. Andreas Dittmann

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Papa Sow

Former Junior Researcher

Former Division/Group:
Cultural and Political Change

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