FeStay: Why Females Stay Despite Environmental Risk


What is this site for?

This is the official site of the FeStay research project. The aim of this website is to share evidence-based insights for gendered environmental non-migration from an intergenerational perspective.

What is this project about?

In the climate debate, it is often assumed that people affected by climate risks migrate elsewhere, both domestically and internationally. However, more than 85 percent of people at risk appear to remain, despite exposure to many risks and dangers. It is mainly the female ‘non-migrants’ who have managed to hold their own for many generations. Employing an inductive approach and intergenerational perspective, FeStay focuses on a better understanding of how female non-migrants in Bangladesh deal with climate risks and extreme conditions. The research results in local action plans and recommendations for Dutch policy aimed at ‘safe and liveable deltas’.

Who are we?

FeStay research project consists of an exciting team of interdiscplinary and talented researchers based in four different countries. Find more information about us here.

Our organizations

Various institutions and universities are involved in the FeStay research project: Utrecht University in The Netherlands, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, University of Colorado Boulder, Jadavpur University, and the Coastal University Alliance of Bangladesh (CUAB).

This project is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Utrecht University.

Read more about our partnerships and funding here.