Meet our 4 PROVIA Fellows!
Tima Munthali – is from Malawi and works for the Department of Agricultural Research Services, Chitedze Research Station. She traveled to Ghana during the PROVIA Fellowship to contribute to field research for ASSAR (Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions) with the University of Ghana. Her PROVIA research project is on the effectiveness of governance arrangements in promoting the uptake of sustainable agricultural practices in Malawi. She would also like to consider the role of social differentiation in agricultural technology adoption and to identify constraints and opportunities with regard to adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. Tima was interested in the fellowship because she wanted to gain exposure to the global research community, learn new skills, and obtain funding to allow her to implement her more ambitious research project ideas.
Madhav Giri – is from Nepal and works for Tribhuvan University. He traveled to the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh to study community-based adaptation. His PROVIA research project is on livelihood vulnerability of an indigenous community in Nepal to climate change. He was interested in the fellowship because he wanted to learn more about community-based adaptation in Nepal and how it aligns with Nepal's district-level adaptation planning.
Hausner Wendo – is from Kenya and works for Wetlands International-Kenya. He traveled to the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh to study community-based adaptation. His PROVIA research project is on the gaps in community-based adaptation (CBA) and how participatory action research can help fill those gaps / improve the sustainability of CBA programs in Kenya. He was interested in the fellowship because he wanted to receive mentorship and guidance in community-based adaptation and action research. He aspires to be more involved with action research and development of programs and policies on community-based adaptation and resilience in Kenya.
Jeeban Panthi – is from Nepal and works for the Small Earth Nepal. He traveled to Tongji University, China to study water quality under climate change. His PROVIA research project is on climate and non-climate drivers and their impact on the water quality and quantity of a river basin in Nepal. He was interested in the fellowship because he wanted to receive mentorship and learn from experts in climate and hydrological modeling.
Participants at the Adaptation conference were able to meet the Fellows, who participated in a number of side events. Any outcomes from the Fellowship produced by the Fellows will be published on this website.