New doctoral researcher: Florence Nassali

10 March 2017

Florence Nassali

We are pleased to welcome Florence Nassali, a new doctoral researcher investigating resilient governance processes for emerging economies in the wake of climate change.

Using Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda as a case study, her work will focus on examining opportunities for, and barriers to, improved governance practices in emerging African economies. She will be analysing institutions in terms of their transparency and accountability, and their ability to promote community resilience, effective reconstruction and recovery after weather-related shocks. She hopes her work will lead to recommendations in improving governance systems for sustainability.

Florence obtained her Master's in Disasters, Adaptation and Development from King’s College London. Her dissertation explored options for integrating local knowledge in disaster risk reduction policies.

This doctoral project is supervised by Dr Dan Greenwood and Professor Simon Joss.

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