Faridah Ssendagire Nalwanga
Research Topic: Environmental change and emergent livelihood outcomes in natural resource dependent communities in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Fellowship Category: Post-Masters
Home Institution: Makerere University (MU), Uganda
Mentor at Home Institution: Dr Paul Musali
Host Institution: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Supervisor at Host Institution: Prof Merle Sowman
CVF Nalwanga’s area of research is Women Adaptation to Climate change and implication on Health in Natural Resource Dependent Communities. During her CIRCLE fellowship, she will investigate the drivers of environmental change, adaptation strategies, factors that enable or constrain adapted livelihoods, role of actors, and map where the most vulnerable populations to environmental change are located. The focus will be on women because of their limited access to and control over resources, different position within the household and different and changing roles in society. The study will explore the unique ability of women to respond to environmental change.