Faith Oluwasinaayomi Kasim
Research Topic: Effects of climate change on urban liveability and livelihood options
Fellowship Category: Post-PhD
Home Institution: University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Mentor at Home Institution: Prof C O Olatubara
Host Institution: The Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and South Africa (OSSREA), Ethiopia
Supervisor at Host Institution: Dr Muluneh W Abshare
CVF Kasim’s research is focusing on urbanisation and climate change. He will research into human activities that contributes to climate change; and the effects of land use and land cover change on climatic condition liveability, livelihood options and food security. Research on climate change, especially in the developing countries, has been on rural settings with attention on its effects on agricultural activities. There is paucity of research on urban environment as driver of climate change and as the ultimate recipient of its impacts. The central argument of the research is that land use characteristics influence climate change and that climate change impact urban environment. Kasim hopes to improve on his research skills; build relationship and network; and publish in peer review journals locally and internationally through the CIRCLE fellowship.