PhD And Masters Scholarships University of Dar es Salaam. The University of Dar es Salaam, which is a partner institution in the MERIT research project, is pleased to invite interested and qualified candidates to apply for 2 PhD and 3 Masters Scholarships under the MERIT research project.
PhD And Masters Scholarships University of Dar es Salaam
The MERIT research project
The objective of the Environmental Risk Management under Extremes and Uncertainty (MERIT) project is to strengthen the capacity of the University of Dar es salaam to provide high quality education, research and outreach in the field of environmental risk and extremes that meet labour market demands, supports sustainable national socio-economic development and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. MERIT is a partnership of five universities;
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway),
- Makerere University (Uganda),
- Uganda Marty’s University (Uganda),
- University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and
- Haramaya University (Ethiopia).
The regional level project responds to knowledge and capacity gaps with respect to environmental risk, increasing extremes and uncertainty linked to climate change and
changing demographic and socio-economic conditions.
The fundamental challenge that the MERIT partnership seeks to address is to identify sustainable development paths for communities and ecosystems under increasing environmental risk, uncertainties and extremes. The intended development impact is to provide East African countries with co-created new knowledge and tools that help in propelling the resilience agenda and realization of the UN SDGs and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). The project is organized into four interrelated Clusters namely:
Cluster I – Biophysical Systems and Nature-Based Solutions
This cluster is aimed at a better understanding of natural hazard processes under uncertainties in the socio-ecological systems of Tanzania. Prevalent hazards like landslides, floods, drought will be studied at spatially explicit scales. States and connectivity of biophysical systems covering elements like soils, geology, geomorphology, hydrology, vegetation dynamics, climatic patterns and climate change and land cover will be addressed.
It will address the biogeochemistry and feedbacks under current and future climatic conditions. We will also test suitable Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) packages as potential risk mitigation measures. Experimental trials and spatial modelling will be the main methods used.
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