Graduate Student Research Opportunity in Climate Risk Management

The Graduate Student Research Opportunity in Climate Risk Management fosters a network of young researchers interested in action-oriented and collaborative research on climate, development, and humanitarian work. The program aims to enhance knowledge about how climate threats and risks should be taken into account to improve humanitarian decisions within Africa.

Research projects conducted by graduate students will contribute to the goal of the program which is to embed science into humanitarian work by creating tools for smart forecast-based decisions and by managing climate risks and promoting effective responses for development and adaptation. The program has synergies with a larger action research project entitled, “Forecast-based humanitarian decisions: Designing tools and processes to link knowledge with action”.

2012 Student Awardees

Mohini Freya Dutta
Parsons The New School for Design, USA
Bettina Koelle
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Anna Law
University of Oxford, UK
Anthony Ndah
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Ernest Ogbozor
Brandeis University, USA
Francis Opiyo
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Lien Tran
Parsons The New School for Design, USA
Bereket Tunkala
Bonn University, Germany
Joshua Zake
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Uganda
Selina Maenzanise
King’s College, UK
Erin Kitchell
University of Wisconsin, USA
Lauren Graham
Yale University, USA
Samaila Yusuf
Asian Institute of Technology
Gloria Cheche
Institute of Development Studies, UK


Adaptation, Early Action and Mitigation for Climate Variability Impacts; A case of Francis Buzimba Mugerwa – a smallholder farmer in Mpigi district, Central Uganda, 2012
Joshua Zake

Adaptation to Prolonged Droughts in Central Uganda; Appropriate Irrigation Technology as a Practical Option for Smallholder Farmers, 2012
Joshua Zake

Innovative Approaches to Engaging Communities in Participatory Dialogues that Enhance Community Disaster Preparedness
Selina Maenzanise and Lisette Braman, with support from ARC ISD technical staff

Using games to experience climate risk: Empowering Africa’s decision-makers
Pablo Suarez and Carina Bachofen

The Workshop Report: May 2012

Last Updated on January 11th, 2016