I am an urban researcher interested in understanding the realities and possible futures of African cities, investigating the dynamics of governing informal urbanisation in the face of climate change. I graduated in 2015 with a Phd in Sustainability Transitions in urban water management, and I have an Msc (Eng) in Planning and the Environment from AAlborg University (2010). I am currently a Post-Doc and Work Package Leader on the Danida-funded 'Pathways to Water Resilient South African Cities' project. I also hold an honorary reseach fellowship at the Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town. My research interests are Nature-based Solutions, urban water management, the Water-Energy-Food nexus and governance of sustainability transitions in cities in East and Southern Africa.
'Water resilient green cities in Africa' project (2014-2018) which explored the possibilities of using the urban landscape to make Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam more resilient to both floods and droughts.
'Resilience and vulnerability at the Water-Energy-Food nexus' project (2016-2019) at Wageningen University which looked at understanding how WEF nexus (dis)connections may lead to incresead vulnerability for the urban poor in Kampala, Uganda.
‘Climate Change and Urban Vulnerability in Africa (CLUVA)’ EU project (2010-2013) which assessed the possibilities for the co-production of climate adaptation strategies in Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa based on vulnerability assessments.
Co-lecturer on the Urban Ecosystems:Structures, Functions and Designs (LNAK10028U) Msc course at IGN
Co-lecturer and supervisor of Msc students in the Governance for Sustainable Cities (ENP-36806) course and the International Environmental Policy Consultancy Project (ENP-60312) for the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development (at Wageningen University and Research).
Organised and hosted the 'Resilience and Vulnerability at the WEF nexus' International Conference at Wageningen University and Research in October 2018.