Benjamin Schraven is a Senior Researcher of the German Development Institute, which he joined in 2011. He holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Bonn. In the past years, his research activities have mainly been focusing on the issue of “migration as adaptation”, migration and rural development, migration and development and migration governance (with a regional focus on Ghana/West Africa). In 2016, Benjamin has been seconded as scientific advisor for migration issues to the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Between 2009 and 2014 he has also been active as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Ghana. Futhermore, he has also done migration related consultancy work a.o. for the World Bank, UNICEF and several several development cooperation agencies.