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Kanmani Venkateswaran has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelors degree in Biology from Kenyon College. Her research interests include vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, political economy, and governance in developing nations. She has worked extensively in India with a focus on human adaptation to climate change in agricultural communities in South India and improving national environmental policy. She has also conducted vulnerability assessments in Zambia to understand why communities living along the Zambezi River Basin are vulnerable to floods. She is interested in finding avenues for resilience building globally.

Profile Summary

  • Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change

  • Livelihoods

  • Disaster risk reduction






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