Mara Torres Pinedo is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London. Her research focuses on how different individual attributes such as gender, migration status, and further socio-economic and risk perception characteristics, drive people’s institutional network connectivity to prepare, cope, and recover from disasters. Before starting her Ph.D., Mara achieved an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience at UCL and a BA in International Relations. Before coming to the
UK to pursue her postgraduate studies, Mara worked as a Development practitioner for over 9 years in her natal Mexico, as well as in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras and the US.
My main scientific interest revolves around questions that integrate behavioral science insights for the prevention and reduction of risks, and the achievement of sustainable adaptive behaviors.
Cristina Rodrigues combines her extensive regional experience – particularly in the Portuguese speaking countries – with a doctorate degree in African Studies in Social Sciences from the University Institute of Lisbon in Portugal. She brings more than a decade of research and evaluation experience on United Nations, European Union, USAID, and government-funded projects in Africa. Her experience includes conducting baseline assessments, surveys, mid-term and final program evaluations, project evaluations for child labour, human trafficking, gender policy, civil society, social protection, education and environmental protection activities in Africa. She is currently a Senior Researcher with the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. She speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Current Masunungure comes from the rugged and scenic Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Growing up in such an environment, he fell in love with nature and completed his honours degree in Forest resources with distinction at NUST, Zimbabwe. He was then awarded the prestigious Beit Trust Scholarship to pursue his MSc in Environmental Science, Rhodes University. His current research interest focus on management of invasive alien plants under inherent uncertainty and risks.
Restructuring History is the most futuristic approach towards Development” is the outlook and motivation with which I explore the arena of Area Studies to arrive at Alternative Development strategies by deriving Alternatives to Development in its current form and practice.
A passionate reader engulfed in designing holistic Geopolitical and Economic policies in integration to the Historical adaptations and approaches to the development of South Asia emphasising on the social, economic, political dimensions I see myself taking up a
leadership role at the United Nations and other intragovernmental agencies as a formidable voice from the developing nations, Modern South Asia in particular.
Having completed my masters in International Relations, my research thesis based on Predicting Conflict through AI while my broader interests lie within the frontiers of International Relations, Regional Development, Geopolitics, Economy, History enabling the Strategic Integration of Social Sciences in terms of Policy Thinking and Field Based Practices across the Global South.
Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Academic Discipline: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Drama, Theatre, Music, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology Interests Keywords: gender and sexualities; affect; intimacy; ritual practices/ performances; performance studies; consumption; narrative; pedagogy, women About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent [...]
Current research is in the area of global environmental politics; governance and political structures at the local level through to the level of international organisations that include the United Nations and the World Bank; the participation of indigenous peoples in global governance; and the role of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador in environmental protection based on fieldwork conducted in 2016. Ongoing primary research in New York with participants from Ecuadorian indigenous communities, environmental lawyers and Corporate Social Responsibility institutions.
I am a Criminologist and Geographer who specialises in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). My PhD is about unreported domestic abuse in Essex, UK. Prior to my PhD I worked for many years in local and central government research.