SA-YSSP Alumni

Participant Information SA-YSSP 2014 - 2015

Research Themes

Participants

Institution

Project Title

1. Extract of Africa: Towards the equitable and ecologically-sound governance of mining and drilling

Scholars:

Mr Emmanuel Vellemu

 

 

Ms Maria Rivera

 

 

Supervisors:

Dr Ikechukwu Umejesi

 

 

Prof Michael Thompson

 

 

Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, South Africa

 

Department of Geography, University of Maryland, USA

 

 

Department of Sociology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

 

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.

 

 

Understanding acid mine drainage (AMD), salinity, catchment system

 

Discovering the opportunity costs of competing land uses in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo

2. Social acceptance of land use requirements for renewable energy in South Africa: Critical considerations

Scholars:

Mr Elvis Nkoana

 

 

 

Supervisors:

Dr Vain Jarbandhan,

 

 

 

Dr Nadejda Komendantova

 

 

 

 

Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

 

Department of Public Governance, University of Johannesburg; South Africa

 

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Climate change adaptation and sustainable development: An action research approach in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

3. Sustainable cities – Cities as forces for good in the environment

Scholars:

Mr Tejas Rawal

 

 

 

 

Mr Serge Kubanza

 

 

 

Supervisors:

Dr Dillip Das

 

 

 

Prof Michael Thompson

 

 

Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, Uttrakhand State, India

 

School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

 

Department of Civil Engineering, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Planning for sustainable transportation system in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Urban environmental problems: Social and environmental injustice in solid waste management in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo

4 (GAINS) model for integrated local and regional air quality and climate modelling in Southern Africa

Scholars:

Ms Carmen Klausbruckner

 

 

 

 

Mr Lucas Henneman

 

 

 

 

Supervisors:

Prof Harold Annegarn

 

 

 

 

Dr Peter Rafaj

 

 

Faculty of Law, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

 

 

 

Department of Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

 

 

 

Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Mitigation of Air Pollution & Greenhouse Gases Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Southern Africa's energy policies including the legal framework

in the field of local and regional air quality

 

Impacts of emission changes on air quality and acute health effects in the Southeast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Mitigation of air pollution and greenhouse gases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholars:

Mr Leonard Azimoh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Shingirirai Mutanga

 

 

 

 

Mr Munsu Lee

 

 

 

 

Supervisors:

Prof Charles Mbohwa

 

 

 

 

Dr Manfred Strubegger

 

 

 

Prof Holger Rogner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of Business, Society and Engineering, Malardalen University, Sweden

 

 

 

 

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

 

Department of Energy Science

Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea

 

 

 

Department of Quality and Operations Management, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Energy Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

Energy Systems Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off-Grid Energy: An assessment of the sustainability and development impact of South African rural electrification

 

 

 

Modelling an effective energy mix for developing economics using spatial system dynamics:  The case of Biofuels in the SADC Region

 

Assessing Climate Change Impacts on agricultural systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Multi-dimensional approach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Dynamical Systems in Ecology: Models, Analysis and Simulations

Scholars:

Ms Aleksandra Falkiewicz

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisors

Prof Jacek Banasiak

 

 

 

Prof Alexey Davydov

 

 

Faculty of Technical Physics, Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Institute of Mathemathics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

 

 

 

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria. Department of Functional Analysis and its Applications, Vladimir State University, Vladimir, Russia.

 

 

Asymptotic Behaviour of Dynamical Systems on Complex Networks

 

 

8. Modelling mechanisms influencing above- and below-ground diversity and productivity in plant communities

 

Scholars:

Mrs Anette Alleman

 

 

 

 

Mr Michael Chung

 

 

 

 

Supervisors:

Prof Wijnand Swart

 

 

 

Dr Gergely Boza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Ulf Dieckman

 

 

 

 

Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

 

Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

 

 

Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Evolution and Ecology Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria and Department of Plant Systematics, Ecology and Theoretical Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

 

Evolution and Ecology Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

 

The effect of herbicide formulations and soybean genotype on the relationship between beneficial organisms and root pathogens

 

The influence of sorghum root physiology on rhizosphere interactions and their effect on incidence of root disease

9. Resilience Measures in Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Networks

Scholars:

Ms Linlin Xia

 

 

 

Mr Arnab Banerjee

 

Supervisors:

Dr Ursula Scharler

 

 

Prof Brian Fath

 

 

School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, China

 

 

Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, India

 

School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

 

Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA  Advanced Systems Analysis Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

City ecological design: based on the spatial distribution of carbon metabolism network

 

Variation in Certain physico-chemical factors and plant on dynamics of a reservoir: A modelling approach

10. Stability and Complexity of Adaptive Ecological Networks

Scholars :

Mr Alan de Barros

 

 

 

Mr Emmanuel Sweke

 

 

 

 

Supervisors

Prof Cang Hui

 

 

 

Dr Ulf Dieckman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applied Ecology – Conservation Biology, Forestry Department University of Sao Paulo -USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

Marine Bioresource and Environmental Science/Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

 

 

Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

 

Evolution and Ecology Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Using probabilistic models derived from jaguar movements to enhance conservation of endangered populations in the Atlantic Forest

 

Social-ecological studies to sustain local fisheries in North-Eastern Hokkaido, Japan

11. Water futures and solutions: Climate change and water security in Africa

Scholars:

Mr Alois Katiti

 

 

 

 

Ms Shelly Borga

 

Supervisors:

Prof Yali Woyessa

 

 

 

Dr David Wiberg

 

 

 

Dr Sylvia Tramberend

 

 

Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

 

 

Department of Energy & Environment, TERI University, India

 

Department of Civil Engineering, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Water Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

Water Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Satellite-based estimation of evapotranspiration in the Green Scheme Irrigation (Projects) of Namibia

 

India water-energy-material nexus: physical, economic and policy implications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Water futures and solutions: Developing sustained solutions to improve urban water security in South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholars:

Mr Mayank Prakash

 

 

 

 

Ms Portia Mokoena

 

 

Supervisors:

Dr Thokozani Kanyerere

 

 

 

Dr David Wiberg

 

 

 

Dr Sylvia Tramberend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Population Policies and Programmes, International Institute for Population Science, Mumbai, India

 

 

Department of Earth Science, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

 

Water Programme, Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Water Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

Water Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A study of water-sanitation-hygiene, related morbidity and its Socio-economic Impact on the Slum Dwellers of Mumbai

 

Structural control of groundwater flow regimes and groundwater geochemistry in the Bredasdorp region of western cape province

13. Demographic differential vulnerability to environmental change and climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa

Scholars:

Mr Martin Flatoe

 

 

 

Mrs Mantsebo Letsie

 

 

 

Supervisors:

Prof Andre Pelser

 

 

 

Dr Raya Muttarak

 

 

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

 

School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

Department of Sociology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

World Population Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Female-headed households, land ownership, and vulnerability

to climate change in South Africa

 

Vulnerability to climate change and variability on crop yields and implications on household welfare in Lesotho

 

Participant Information SA-YSSP 2013 - 2014

Project

Participants

Institution

Project Title

1. Extract of Africa: Towards the Equitable and Ecologically-Sound Governance of Mining and Drilling

Supervisors:

Ikechukwu Umejesi

 

 

Michael Thompson

 

 

Scholar:

Kgothatso Brucely Shai

 

Department of Sociology, University of South Africa, Pretoria

 

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,Laxenburg, Austria.

 

Department of Cultural & Political Studies; University of Limpopo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil for Africa’s development and US energy security: shared or competing interests?

2. Systems Analysis for Sustainable Green City Development

Supervisors:

Dillip Kumar Das

 

 

 

 

Michael Thompson

 

 

 

 

Bruce Beck

 

 

 

 

Scholars:

Stephen Eromobor

 

 

 

 

Everardt Burger

 

 

 

 

Innocent Chirisa

 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Senior Research Scientist, Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Programme International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

Wheatley-Georgia Research Alliance Professor & Eminent Scholar Environmental Informatics & Control Program, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources,  University of Georgia

 

Department of Built Environment; Central University of technology South Africa

 

 

Department of civil engineering; Central University of Technology South Africa

 

 

 

Department of Rural & Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamic modelling for sustainable built infrastructure for education complex neighborhoods in South African cities

 

Re-engineering of public transportation systems for suitable green cities in central region of South Africa

 

A systemic dynamic approach to greening the African city: case of Harare, Zimbabwe

3. Understanding Individual and Community Responses to Slow and Sudeen-Onset Change: Drivers and Options for Building Reslience in the Eden District of South Africa

Supervisors:

Fabricius Christo

 

 

 

Reinhard Mechler

 

 

 

Scholar:

Emmanuel Mavhura

 

Sustainability Research Unit, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

 

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, RPV Programme, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Department of Geography; Bindura University of Science Education; Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural communities’ livelihoods and their resilience to floods

4 Transformation of the South African Energy System: Towards Environmental Leadership and Participatory Governance

Supervisors:

Vain Jarbandhan

 

 

Nadejda Komendantovaa

 

 

 

Scholar:

Romao Xavier

 

Department of Public Governance, University of Johannesburg; South Africa

 

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,Laxenburg, Austria.

 

 

International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participatory governance in the transformation of the South African energy sector: critical success factors for environmental leadership

5. Energy Efficiency in a Sustainable Mining Industry

Supervisors:

Bessie Monchusi

 

 

Marek Makowski

 

 

 

 

Scholar:

Thakane Ntholi

 

Centre for Mining Innovation, CSIR, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Geoscience and AEON; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geothermal energy potential in deep gold mines in South Africa

6. Economic growth under environmental constraints: Toward a low carbon future in South Africa

Supervisors:

Clovis Noutchie

 

 

 

Matthias Jonas

 

 

 

Scholars:

Onawumi Adeyinka

 

 

 

 

Given Mutimudye

 

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, North-West University, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Crop & Soil Dept./College Of Agric.& Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology, Ghana

 

Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic land use practice to combat greenhouse gas emission (GHGs). Comparative analysis of South Africa and Ghana

 

Integrating the greenhouse effect in economic growth: strategic concerns for South Africa

7. Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

Supervisors:

Charles Mbohwa

 

Holger Rogner

 

 

Manfred Strubbegge

 

 

 

 

Scholar:

Noor Jamal

 

 

 

 

Erkka Rinne

 

 

Zhang Hui

 

 

Nathaniel Tindall

 

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Energy

 

Programme, Laxenburg, Austria

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Energy Programme, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Energy and Environment Management, University of Flensburg, Germany

 

 

 

Energy Systems, Wind Integration, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

 

School of the Environment, Nanjing University, China

 

Environmental Engineering,  Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Techno economic and environmental analysis of electrification options in remote/rural areas of South Africa

 

Value and usage of energy storages with large-scale variable generation

 

Air pollution control of coal-fired power plants in South Africa

 

Understanding the energy systems of South Africa: an analysis of energy demand, reduction and environmental impact

8. Domestic energy access at the bottom of the pyramid: Health, social, environmental and economic aspects of solid biomass fuel use and potential for change in Southern Africa

Supervisors:

Harold John Annegarn

 

 

 

 

Shonali Pachauri

 

 

 

Klimont

 

 

 

 

Scholars:

Takunda Mambo

 

 

 

 

Tafadzwa Makonese

 

 

 

Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Energy Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

Mitigation of Air Pollution & Greenhouse Gases Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

 

Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Systems analysis of household energy in Zimbabwe against political shocks over the past three decades

 

Systems analysis of residential coal combustion and ambient air quality in the South African coal burning region

9. Assessing competing land use options for fuel, food and fibre in subtropical and tropical Africa

Supervisors:

Barend Erasmus

 

 

 

Aline Mosnier

 

 

 

 

Scholars:

Simon Nampindo

 

 

 

 

Mulubrhan Balehegn

Gebremikael

 

School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Science, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystems Services and Management Programme, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Uganda

 

 

Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ethiopia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessing the effects of land use, land cover and climate change on provisioning ecosystem services in Central Africa.

 

Impacts of Ethiopian resettlement scheme on ecosystem services from rangelands: alternative land use scenarios

10. Resilience Measures in Ecosystems and Networks

Supervisors

Ursula Scharler

 

 

Brian Fath

 

 

 

Scholar:

Delin Fang

 

School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban,South Africa

 

Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA

 

 

School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental analysis for a socio-economic water system

11. Stability and complexity of adaptive ecological networks

Supervisors:

Cang Hui

 

 

 

Ulf Dieckmann

 

 

 

Scholars:

Savannah Nuwagaba

 

 

 

Jonas Wickman

 

 

 

Yinghui Yang

 

 

Liu Haoqi

 

Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

 

 

Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden

 

School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, China

 

College of Resource and Environment Sciences, Xinjiang University, China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The role of adaptive foraging behaviour in food-web emergence and biodiversity maintenance

 

The impact of spatial structure on evolutionary food-web formation

 

 

Commonness and rarity in ecological communities

 

Habitat loss and biodiversity impacts

12. Dynamical systems in ecology: Models, analysis and simulations

Supervisors:

Jacek Banasiak

 

 

Alexey Davidoff

 

 

 

Scholars:

Milaine Tchamga

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamical system in ecology: models, analyses and simulations

14. World Water Scenarios Initiative: Southern Africa case study

Supervisors:

Yali Edessa Woyessa

 

 

 

David Wiberg

 

 

 

Scholars:

Onalenna Gwate

 

 

 

 

Johanna Schild

 

Department of Civil Engineering, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa

 

Water Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Geography and Population Studies, Lupane State University. Zimbabwe

 

 

 

Earth Sciences & Economics Section, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Predicting impacts of land cover changes on catchment water balance: a case study of the Modder Catchment

 

Land management options to cope with water stress under climate change in an arid catchment

15. Water Futures and Solutions

Supervisors:

Jacqueline Goldin

 

 

 

Sylvia Tramberend

 

 

 

David Wiberg

 

 

 

Scholars:

Fatima Sumbul

 

Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Water Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

Water Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Department of Master’s in Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Aligarh Muslim University, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic importance of water governance in virtual water trade

16. Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into maternal and child health programs in Southern Africa

Supervisors:

Cheryl Nikodem

 

Andrew Noymer

 

 

Scholars:

Abraham Alemayehu Gatta

 

 

 

 

Blessing Silaigwana

 

University of Fort Hare, South Africa

 

Public Health, University of California, Irvine, United States of America, USA

 

 

College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Ethiopia

 

 

 

School of Applied Human Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integration of gender and indigenous decision making power in reproductive health policies: A systematic review of evidence

 

Efficacy of traditional anthelmintic plant medicine for the treatment of soil transmitted intestinal worms in humans: a systematic review.

17. New Approaches to Measuring Ageing in South Africa

Supervisors:

Nancy Phaswanamafuya

 

Warren Sanderson

 

 

 

Serguei Scherbov

 

 

 

Scholars:

Witness Chirinda

 

 

Mercy Shoko

 

HSRC, Pretoria, South Africa

 

World Population Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

 

World Population Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, LaenburgAustria

 

 

Natural Sciences, University of the Western cape, South Africa

 

School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimation of healthy life expectancy in South Africa

 

Universality of ageing in Southern Africa: a case of South Africa’s population groups

18. Educational Reform and Social Justice

Supervisors:

Petronella Jonck

 

 

 

Anne Goujon

 

 

 

Scholars:

Lanoi Maloiy

 

 

 

Emnet Woldegiorgis

 

Management Sciences, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis(IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

School of Education, University of South Australia, Australia

 

 

Development Policy and Politics in Africa, University of Bayreuth, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women political leaders in East and West Africa: enabling and inhibiting factors

 

Regional Higher Education reform initiatives in Africa: a comparative analysis with Bologna process

19. Exploring the population-environment-development nexus and differential vulnerability in sub-Saharan Africa

Supervisors:

Andre Pelser

 

 

 

Raya Muttarak

 

 

 

 

 

Scholars:

Alfred Murye

 

 

 

Gerald Meke

 

Department of Sociology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, World Population Program,  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

School of Natural and Agricultural Science, University of Free State

 

 

Biology Department, University of Malawi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental and socio-economic sustainability of marula harvesting in Swaziland

 

Community management of forest resources in Malawi: a case study of forest co-management in Zomba-Malosa Forest Reserve

 

 

Participant Information SA-YSSP 2012 - 2013

 

Project

Participants

Institution

1. Complex adaptive systems in ecology and evolution

Supervisors:

Cang Hui

 

 

Ulf Dieckmann

 

 

Scholars:

Onivola Henintsoa Minoarivelo

 

 

Pietro Landi

 

 

Kyeongah Nah

 

Emmanuel Mpolya

 

Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch, University, Matieland 7602, South Africa

 

Evolution and Ecology Program, International Institute for Applied Systems, Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University., South Africa Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University., South Africa

 

Departimento di Elettronica e Informatione Politecnico di Milano

 

 

Bolyai Institute, University of Szeged, Hungary

 

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Sokendai, Japan

2. Robustness measures of aquatic ecosystems using network analysis

Supervisors:

Ursula Scharler

 

 

Brian Fath

 

Scholars:

Joyita Mukherjee

 

Le Feng

 

School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

 

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems, Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal

 

Beijing Normal University (BNU), China

3. Application of multi-model approach to explore the robustness of aquatic ecosystems

Supervisors:

Jacek Banasiak

 

 

Elena Rovenskaya

 

Scholars:

Jean Frederick Isingizwe Nturambirwe

 

Emile Franc Doungmo Goufo

 

University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Mathematical Sciences, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied, Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

 

 

North-West University, Mafikeng, South Africa

4. Multi-scale adaptations to climate change and social-ecological sustainability

Supervisors:

Christo Fabricius

 

 

Anthony Patt

 

 

 

Scholars:

Verena Helen van Zyl-Bulitta

 

Shakespear Mudombi

 

Sustainability Research Unit, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, George, 6530, South Africa

 

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program, International Institute for Applied Systems, Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

 

Leipzig University, Germany

 

Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

5. Impacts of climate change on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supervisors:

Abayomi Samuel Oyekale

 

 

Marijn van der Velde

 

 

 

Hugo Valin

 

 

Scholar:

Hosu Yiseyon Sunday

 

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, North-West, University Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho 2735 South Africa

 

Ecosystems Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

Ecosystems Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

University of Fort, Hare, Eastern Cape, South Africa

9. Using multicriteria decision analysis to develop solutions to water and energy problems in South Africa

Supervisors:

Theodor Stewart

 

Detlof von Winterfeldt

 

 

 

Marek Makowski

 

Scholars:

Avelino Mondlhane

 

Valentina Prado

 

Professor Emeritus, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, USA

 

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

Stockholm University, Sweden

 

Arizona State University (ASU), USA

10. Efficient utilization of waste resources in Southern African countries

Supervisors:

Charles Nhemachena

 

 

 

Lena Hoglund-Isaksson

 

 

Scholar:

Brian Washington Mandikiana

 

Economic Performance and Development, Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

Mitigation of Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

University of Pretoria, South Africa

11. Integration of microgrids into scenarios for providing universal electricity access

Supervisors:

Sunetra Chowdhury

 

 

Narashima Rao

 

 

Scholars:

Mary Omowunmi Longe

 

Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

Energy Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

 

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

12. Issues in energy poverty

Supervisors:

Bruce Rhodes

 

Shonali Pachauri

 

Scholars:

David Kimani Kimemia

 

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 

Energy Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

13. Changing human capital in South Africa: educating the disengaged population and their children

Supervisors

Petronella Jonck

 

 

Anne Goujon

 

Scholar:

Lupwana Kandala

 

Faculty of Management, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein,South Africa

 

World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

University of Johannesburg, South Africa

14. Optimal economic growth under environmental constraints

Supervisors:

S.C. Oukouomi Noutchie

 

Elena Rovenskaya

 

Scholars:

Amin Masoumzadeh

 

 

 

Dhanan Utomo

 

North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa

 

Advanced Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2361 Laxenburg, Austria

 

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

 

 

 

School of Business and Management Institut Teknologi Bandung