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Wandipa Mualefhe

PhD Student
Michigan Technological University
Participates in 1 Session

I am a second-year PhD student at Michigan Technological University interested in climate change, energy access and security, and sustainability within disadvantaged communities. I am especially interested in exploring these phenomena within the sub-Saharan African region, with a desired special focus on my native country, Botswana. Of particular interest to me, as well, is the impact and experience of these climate-justice-related realities -- farming, migration, cultural practices, etc. -- seen through the lens of gender as a sociocultural and economic phenomenon: how women and other vulnerable groups, as sub-groups, face differing consequences from more dominant groups within disadvantaged communities. I am also keen on learning about people’s relationship with land: what it is now and what it was in the past; how and why relationships with land have changed; and the implications those changes and developments have and have had. I plan to pursue research that centres the voices of affected peoples, with the ultimate aim of advising on existing climate, energy, and sustainability policy, and driving implementation of policy that best supports and improves the livelihoods of the groups hardest-hit by climate change. I hold an MS in Atmosphere/Energy from Stanford University (2017), and have worked at the Department of Road Transport & Safety and the Department of Energy, both in Botswana.

Sessions in which Wandipa Mualefhe participates

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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