Mr Kaijage, Heribert Robert
Areas of research interest: Environmental Health, Climate change Resilience, Mitigation and Adaptation Measures, Disaster Risk Reduction
Home Institution Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Host Institution University of Ghana, Ghana
Summary of research
Using the household as a unit of measurement, this study is aiming at constructing a household climate-resilient composite index for health sector. The study will use existing DHS data available from the Tanzania Bureau of Statistics or ordered from the USA Measure Evaluation project and proxy indicators of climate change computed from Remote Sensing (RS) images. While there are several methods for developing composited indices, this study will employ indicator selection and normalization techniques (z-score and min-max), weighting and aggregation schemes (equal weighting and pair-wise comparison) and robustness analysis as used in Principle Component Analysis (PCA).