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Grantees Profile

Faith Oluwasinaayomi Kasim

Country (Nationality)


Grantee Title

Research Topic: Effects of climate change on urban liveability and livelihood options

Grantee Description

Fellowship Category: Post-PhD 

Nationality: Nigerian      

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.