Risk and Vulnerability - MPP specialisation webinar




Presenter: Prof. Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT

Is the Master's specialisation in Risk and Vulnerability the right specialisation for you? Join this live presentation and Q&A session to find out all you need to know about this specialisation!

During this webinar, Specialisation Coordinator Eleonora Nillesen will deep-dive into the contents and specificities of the specialisation. With the support of our current master’s students and alumni, it will be a session dedicated to answering your questions and providing you with all of the information necessary to assist you in choosing your MPP specialisation. 

The specialisation in Risk and Vulnerability is one of the seven specialisations offered within the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, a one-year double-degree programme run by United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

This specialisation deals with the key geospatial, governance, and social aspects in disaster risk assessment, resilience building, crisis management, and the role of risk perceptions therein. Students are exposed to diverse vulnerability and resilience dimensions, components, databases, assessment frameworks and analytical techniques. The specialisation is taught in collaboration with the UNU Environment and Human Security institute (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany.

Register here.

For any questions, please contact Communications Officer Sueli Brodin.



About the speaker

Eleonora Nillesen is a research fellow at UNU-MERIT and coordinates the research theme on Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions. She holds a PhD in development economics from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Prior to joining UNU-MERIT in 2014 she has held positions at Wageningen University, ETH Zürich and DIW Berlin.



Venue: Online

Date: 24 March 2021

Time: 11:00 - 11:45


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