Doctoral Researcher Pius Borona is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. In his career spanning six years he has worked on several topical environmental issues in East and West Africa. He previously worked at World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya on Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) in West Africa. Additionally, he was involved in climate variability and…

Doctoral Researcher Paz Araya is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. She has a Master in Energy Economics and the title of Mechanical Engineer. Before joining the institute, for 12 years she worked in studies on energy efficiency policies, energy education strategies and prospective supporting decision-makers for sustainable energy policies in Chile. Paz also has…

Doctoral Researcher Mehwish Zuberi is a doctoral student at the Department of Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development. She is investigating she is investigating agricultural intensification processes and their consequences in South Punjab of Pakistan with the aim to develop alternative sustainable pathways in a climate change scenario. She graduated…

Doctoral Researcher Anna Heitger is part of IRI THESys and the graduate program since autumn 2019. Within the BMBF-funded consortium Food4Future, her current project is an ethnographic research of future eating practices. Anna graduated in Cultural and Social Anthropology (BA and MA) at the University of Vienna with a focus on practice theory and theories…

Doctoral Researcher Hyunjin Park is a doctoral researcher at the department of agricultural economics at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy. Her research interests revolve around discourse and institutions in sustainability transition, inequality and exclusion in bioeconomy development, and text analytics. Hyunjin graduated in organic agriculture and food systems…

Doctoral Researcher Haoying Li is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys since October 2019. She has finished her bachelor and master degree at Southwest University in China majoring in human geography. Since 2016, Haoying Li has focused on the land use and rural development issue, mainly on the rural human settlements and various stakeholders of…

Doctoral Researcher Clemens Jänicke is a doctoral researcher IRI THESys and funded by the FORLand project at the Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). His research focuses on the relationship between land ownership structures and land use intensity. In his work he will quantitatively assess the ownership concentration of different ownership groups…

Doctoral Researcher María-José Vásquez is researching accountability on climate change adaptation. The implementation of climate change adaptation projects is taking place all around the world. Nevertheless, it does not necessarily translate into an increment on adaptative capacity and resilience or reduction of vulnerability. The doctoral research intends to identify how are German climate change adaptation…

Doctoral Researcher Emily Theokritoff is a doctoral student at the Department of Geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her main research interests revolve around climate change impacts, adaptation and the linkages between science and policy in vulnerable regions, especially Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Alongside her PhD, she is working as a research analyst…

Doctoral Researcher Beril Ocaklı is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. She holds a BA in International Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (2006) and a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), UK (2007). She has a track record of leading international transdisciplinary cooperation projects…