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Dr A.T Muruviwa

Country (Nationality)

South Africa

Grantee Title

Areas of research interest: Climate change and Human Health

Grantee Description

Home Institution University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Host Institution Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria


Summary of research

The significance of this study is that it allows for the development of a more nuanced and robust climate change adaptation and mitigation policy on women’s health in Zimbabwe and Africa as a whole. Rather than focusing on the scientific assessment of climate change, the study interrogates the gender dimension of climate change to understand the gendered experiences of rural women’s health in relation to climate induced disasters such as severe flooding. Using a community-based dialogue-oriented approach the research will engage rural women stationed at Chingwizi Transit Camp, Zimbabwe who are victims of extreme events.