Thesis

MESPOM thesis on solar power in Kenya published

November 18, 2018

Savannah Carr-Wilson (Canada '17) has published the findings of her thesis Lighting the Lives of Millions: Overcoming barriers to the diffusion of off-grid solar lighting products in Kenya and Bihar, India (prepared at CEU under supervision of Prof. Aleh Cherp), published in a peer reviewed journal Case Studies in the Environment of the University of California Press. 

Thesis on rural livelihoods in Namibia

October 9, 2018
Gina D'Alesandro (USA '17) conducted her thesis research in Namibia with the aito understand the livelihood options and limitations for the two tribes of the Kavango East region around Bwabwata National Park, one a farming Bantu tribe, the Hambukushu, and the other an indigenous bushman tribe called the Khwe, a people who only a generation ago subsided entirely off of the bush foods and animals of the area.

Ecology and sustainable tourism in Ecuador to water chemistry and management in the U.K.

Dany Avalos '17 (Ecuador) received a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Sustainable Tourism and wrote a Bachelor's thesis on the Impacts of Tourism in Indigenous Communities located on the south-east bank of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador at the Kapawi Reserve and Ecolodge.

Emily Dowding-Smith, Environmental lawyer from New Zealand, MESPOM batch 5: 2009-2011

September 25, 2018

Emily' current location, place of employment and position:
Bonn, Germany, World Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Urban Food Systems Forum Manager in Resilient Cities Team

Paroma Wagle '13 (India)

May 15, 2015

In 2011, after working with a NGO in India applying System Dynamics Modeling for urban water and solid waste management related projects, I was certain I wanted to work in the environmental field. Having a Statistics bachelors degree (with Physics and Chemistry), I knew I needed a thorough grounding in all aspects of the field, and, thus MESPOM was an obvious choice. MESPOM helped me not only build on my natural science foundations, but also gain understanding and confidence in policy and management aspects.