Dr. Luise Porst
PhD in Human Geography

Luise Porst is a Advisor in the field of vulnerability and climate adaptation. Her work focuses on the analysis of climate impacts and adaptation to climate change.

Before joining adelphi, Luise acquired experience in climate adaptation and resilience as a research assistant at the University of Bonn. As part of a BMBF-funded research project on climate risks, migration and rural development, she examined strategies for coping with risks using migration potential. For this purpose, she conducted out a scientific subproject on social resilience and rural-to-urban migration in Thailand. In addition to the conceptual examination of climate adaptation in the context of labor migration, precariousness and rural-urban relations, as well as the empirical multilocal research in Thailand, Luise studied the transfer of knowledge between science and practice. She helped Care Thailand develop a guide to analysing the risks of climate change and migration-related adaptation capacities at the local level. As a Junior Geographic Information Expert in the Lesotho Decentralization and Governance Program, run by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Luise helped provide technical support to local planning authorities. She also dealt with employment relationships in export-oriented industries in Bangladesh.

Luise completed a Masters in Regional Science and Spatial Planning at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, with a focus on developing and transition countries. She wrote her master's thesis on the effects of development cooperation in the field of income diversification and food security in rural Mali, for which she conducted an empirical study. Luise spent part of her Bachelor of Geography at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

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