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Faridah  Ssendagire Nalwanga

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Grantee Title

Research Topic: Environmental change and emergent livelihood outcomes in natural resource dependent communities in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Grantee Description

Fellowship Category: Post-Masters        

Nationality: Ugandan    

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.