Dr. Yvonne Walz holds a Ph.D.in the interdisciplinary field of geographical remote sensing and spatial epidemiology from the University of Würzburg, Germany, which she conducted in close collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STP) in Basel. Since 2014, she is working as Associate Academic Officer at the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Her research focus at UNU-EHS is on vulnerability and risk assessment, developing methodological approaches to support the monitoring of international agreements, multi-sectoral perspectives on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. She is currently leading the projects CLIMAFRI and VALE , which focus on developing climate change adaptation strategies in a transboundary river catchment of West Africa and on validating a geospatial model to support countries in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Ecuador, respectively.
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