FUMI survey supervisors in the field. Photo:

​Since the end of August, a thousand young adults in Serekunda, The Gambia, have been interviewed about their lives and dreams.

​The interviews were carried out by three teams of interviewers who braved severe flooding, fuel shortages, and other challenges. The survey is part of the PRIO project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI), whic seeks to better understand how and where young adults imagine their own futures. It is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). 

The survey is carried out in thre cities in Ghana, The Gambia and Cape Verde, respectively. The Gambian team is the first to complete all inerviews and quality assure the data. For survey data collection in the Gambia PRIO partnered with the Centre for Research and Policy Development (CRPD). The PRIO team in the Gambia consisted of Jørgen Carling, Tone Sommerfelt, Elinor Zoë Karl and Nicolás Caso.