Thesis

Interning at the Global Resilience Partnership Program in Stockholm, Tabby Njung'e (Kenya)

MESPOM students have to do a mandatory summer internship component between the 1st and 2nd years, which is aimed at enhancing their professional development. Current 2nd year student Tabby Njung’e from Kenya reflects on her MESPOM internship experience

Faculty features: Lyuba Zarsky of MIIS, Monterey, USA

May 7, 2020

MESPOM is jointly operated by a consortium of 4 European and 2 North American Universities. In the final semester, MESPOMers can choose to do their thesis research in North America.

Dr. Lyuba Zarsky, who is a Professor in the International Environmental Policy program at Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) shares her reflections on the MESPOM opportunities in California, USA.

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.