Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Support Resilient Settlements on the Coastal Zones of the Caribbean (HIT RESET)
Objective: to provide support for projects which develop innovations to increase resilience in coastal communities of the Caribbean, as well as strengthen institutions, national and local governments’ ability to leverage information and knowledge for policy amendments.
Project coordinator: A. Namdar, MSc
Funding: EU-ACP-innovation Funds
Time frame: 2020-2024
PhD research: Analysis and modeling of urban dynamics in Suriname
Objective: to contribute to a solution for the problems of unplanned urbanisation by first creating data. Data is required regarding the urban landscape of the GPR. Next to data creation, the urban socioeconomic segregation dynamics within the area are analysed. Through the analysis and the development of models, future simulations can be made, which can be used as a visualization tool for urban planners when aiming to develop sustainable and equal cities.
Coordinator: K. Fung-Loy, MSc and Prof. A. Van Rompaey (KU Leuven)
Time frame: 2016-2023
Funding: VLIR, SCF-SMNR
PhD research: The effects of reduced impact logging and conventional logging on anuran abundance composition and extinction risk in Suriname’s forest
Project coordinator : G. Landburg, MSc and Prof. Martin Hermy en Prof. Bart Muys (KU Leuven)
Time frame : -2022