Rushemuka, Maxime

PhD Researcher

Profile
  • Maxime Rushemuka
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EHS
    OFFICE:
    Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services Section (EVES)
    E-MAIL:
    rushemuka@ehs.unu.edu
    PHONE:
    +49 15253225889
    NATIONALITY:
    Rwanda

    Research Interests

    • ecosystem and biodiversity based adaptation
    • Governance
    • Risk Reduction

    Education

    • MSc, Environmental Governance, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany
    • BSc, Geography and Environmental Management, University of Rwanda, 2014

    Appointments

    • 2019: Intern at United Nations Environment Programme, division of The Economics of Ecosystem and biodiversity (TEEB), Geneva, Switzerland
    • 2015-2016: In charge of land use planning and Administration in Muhanga District of Rwanda

    Biographical Statement

    Maxime is currently working as a PhD researcher within the framework of the “Implementing CLIMate-sensitive Adaptation strategies to reduce Flood RIsk in the transboundary Lower Mono River catchment in Togo and Benin- CLIMAFRI” project. His focus is on assessing the causes of vulnerability to flooding across the communities living in the Lower catchment of Mono River and evaluating the potential ecosystem-based adaptation strategies that can be used to reduce the risk of flooding. He is also interested in exploring the governance actors and mechanisms involved in flood risk management in Benin and Togo in general, and in Lower Mono catchment in particular.