Students receive awards to study climate change and water

Eight students in Africa, Asia, and Canada have been selected to receive IDRC’s Climate Change and Water (CCW) 2011 Adaptation H2O graduate research awards. They were recommended on the basis of their innovative research relating to climate change and water.

The initiative aims to help scholars build their research capacity to understand the effects of climate change on water resources and water-related natural disasters.

The Adaptation H2O Graduate Research Awards will cover the awardees' field work expenses.

The next competition is set to open in March 2012. Check the CCW website for more information.

The successful candidates are:

Maura Andrew, PhD candidate, Rhodes University, South Africa
Developing collective social intent and institutions to ensure optimal social and environmental outcomes from the new ecosystem services markets in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Evariste Fongnzossie Fedoung, PhD candidate, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
A study of mangrove destruction dynamics and climate change adaptation strategies in coastal communities of the Rio Ntem estuary mangroves, Campo, south Cameroon

Krasposy Kujinga, PhD candidate, University of Botswana
Climate change-related gender inequality: Toward enhancement of women’s capacity to adapt to water-related challenges in Ngamiland District, Botswana

Vanessa A. Lamb, PhD candidate, York University, Canada
Women, men, and fish: Fishing livelihoods, climate change impacts, and ecological knowledge mobilization at the Salween River, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand

Francis Onyango Oduor, MSc candidate, Moi University, Kenya
Economic analysis of climate change and agriculture in Nyando, Kenya

Mercy Mwanikah Ojoyi, PhD candidate, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Assessing impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies on water resources and productivity in the Wami/Ruvu catchment, Tanzania

Thi Ha Phuong Pham, PhD candidate, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Gender and adaptation to climate-induced drought and water scarcity: A case study on livelihood security of the Co Tu of Vietnam’s south central uplands

Taiwo Oluwaseun Saliu, MSc candidate, The Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Gender analysis of climate change strategies among farming households in the state of Ondo, Nigeria

Published: 12 Jan 2012

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