CNDS part of new collaboration with Makerere University, Uganda
CNDS has become a partner in the Sida-financed project BREAD, Building Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods to Climate Change and Disaster Risks, which is carried out in collaboration with Lund University and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Given its experience as interdisciplinary research centre on natural hazards and disasters, CNDS has become involved in the for Building Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods to Climate Change and Disaster Risks (BREAD).
Researchers from Makerere University visited Uppsala in August 2017. The main objectives of the meeting were information and experience sharing, reviewing the progress of the project, and planning of the PhD programme on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience. In November 2017, CNDS Fellow Frederike Albrecht visited Makerere University to give lectures in the M.Sc. for Disaster Risk Management programme and participate in a workshop on Interdisciplinary disaster research. Since January 2018, guest PhD student George Oriangi from Uganda is visiting Uppsala University.
The goal of BREAD is to enhance societal resilience to disasters and climate change under varied ecological conditions in Uganda. Specific objectives are for example to build capacities in disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, and resilience and to enhance science-policy interface that builds community resilience. Moreover, the partnership aims at improving north-south scientific collaboration through research, education, and publication that generates knowledge crucial for sustainable climate change adaptation and resilience to disaster risks. The project seeks to strengthen the M.Sc. Disaster Risk Management programme and develop a new PhD programme in Resilience and Disaster Risk Management at Makerere University, Uganda. More information about BREAD.