HOW FARMERS IN MALAWI FORECAST DROUGHT

MASTER’S THESIS LINK HERE: “LINKING SMALLHOLDER FARMER’S AGRICULTURAL STRATEGIES AND KNOWLEDGE TO DROUGHT FORECASTS IN SOUTHERN MALAWI” WHAT IS IT ABOUT Ileen worked on 510’s Impact-Based Forecasting project, which falls under our Predictive Impact Analysis work. The aim of her research was to reduce the impact of droughts on smallholder farmers in Southern Malawi by… Read More

510 FINDING IMPACT DATA IN HUMANITARIAN DOCUMENTS: MASTER’S THESIS ANNELIES RIEZEBOS

WHAT IS IT ABOUT Annelies’s thesis explores text mining techniques to recognise impact data in humanitarian documents. Annelies used over 700 documents from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) as examples of humanitarian data on which to test modelling techniques. She worked with a team to label sentences in those documents as containing impact data.… Read More

510 PRESENTS 3 PAPERS AT AGRC CONFERENCE

WHAT IS THE AGRC The Advances in Geomatics Research Conference (AGRC) is a biannual event that brings together professionals, students, innovators and enthusiasts from different fields, but with a common interest: Geomatics. It is hosted by the Department of Geomatics and Land Management of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.  The 5th AGRC took place in August 1st-2nd, 2019, under the… Read More

510 PHILIPPINES LOCAL GOVERNANCE & DENGUE RISK: THESIS ELISE GARTON

MASTER’S THESIS: “DEVELOPING THE EPIDEMICS RISK ASSESSMENT: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND DENGUE RISK IN THE PHILIPPINES”  WHAT IS IT ABOUT This internship report was written as part of the Epidemics Risk Assessment (ERA) project and examined the relationship between local governance and dengue risk.  ERA aims to develop a local-level prediction model for epidemic risk… Read More

121 PREDICTING MARKETS IN TIMES OF DISASTER: THESIS AUKE TAS

Here Linked is MASTER'S THESIS: "Predicting the state of local markets after natural disasters to inform humanitarian cash programs"    WHAT IS IT ABOUT Cash based aid empowers the affected population to decide how to meet their own needs using available local resources. In order to access these resources, there must be an accessible and well-supplied local market. The master’s thesis investigates the market functioning after a… Read More

510 TEAMTERVIEW ANNELIES RIEZEBOS

Annelies Riezebos studies an MSc in Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences, with a specialisation in Data Science. She works with us through a collaboration between 510 and Ortec, and is currently writing her thesis. How did you hear about 510? Someone from Ortec came to a presentation day at my university, where… Read More