Ms. Mia Wannewitz recently completed the M.Sc. program “Geography of Environmental Risk and Human Security” at UN-University and Bonn University in Bonn, Germany. In the course of her studies, she focused on risk and vulnerability assessments as well as on climate change adaptation strategies and their effective implementation. Besides the masters course, she gained valuable expertise through her employment as student assistant at ZEF (Center for Development Research) as well as through an internship with the Joint UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) in Geneva, Switzerland. For her master thesis she examined the utility of a sub-national risk index for the Philippines with the help of an expert-based evaluation process.
At UNU-EHS, Ms. Mia Wannewitz works as research associate for the VARMAP Section, where she is involved in the ZURES and KIRMin projects, among others.