FeStay: Why Women Stay Despite Environmental Risk


FeStay project employs an inductive research approach, as no available dataset can attain the research objectives. FeStay employs a life-story approach. In particular, five different environmental hazard-prone communities (e.g. cyclones, floods, river-bank erosion, and landslides) in Bangladesh were selected. Life-story interviews with at least five households from each community was conducted, with each household representing at least three generations (grandparent-parent-children). Female participants have been purposively selected to represent both migrants and non-migrants, household capabilities, and varying scales of environmental risks. Each interview consists of the life-long experiences of adapting to environmental hazards, how knowledge and experiences are shared across generations, and how such knowledge transfer improves the adaptive capacity of the households.

A total of 60 individual life stories have been collected and transcribed. After this, they will be coded and analyzed.