Tell us a little bit about yourself (what you enjoy the most/the lease of life)My name is Victoria and I am from Mtwara Tanzania, I hold a bachelor degree in economics from Makerere University in Uganda. After my bachelor degree, I worked with the United Nations Volunteers in the tourism sector as an economist. Having worked for a few years, I decided it was time to dare another continent, so why not Europe? I eventually settled for Sweden where I also pursued a master's degree in economics here at Umeå University. In my free time, I enjoy going on safaris, preparing Tanzanian dishes, watching observational documentaries and my favorite sport; wrestling.
What motivated you to pursue a PhD?Pursuing a PhD has always been a dream I hoped to achieve since childhood. Other than that a year after my master's I got an opportunity to work as a research assistant on a UNEP (forthcoming) study on climate change and adaptation policies in Africa . It was interesting to realize that poor adaptation capability is common in many poor countries yet the global impact and vulnerability of climate change is more of a threat to these nations.
Tell us a little bit about your preliminary research ideasI will concentrate on the economic modelling of climate for Africa.
What are your main expectations about the following PhD Years?I hope to acquire better knowledge and skills in this particular field that will enable me to contribute to a change for the many affected poor countries.
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