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Dr Robert Šakić Trogrlić

The role of local knowledge in community-based flood risk management in Malawi

Project Dates: 1 October 2015 - 30 September 2019
Robert Šakić Trogrlić

Robert Šakić Trogrlić was a PhD student at the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment of Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Prior to his PhD, Robert studied for MSc in flood risk management in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Slovenia. He holds another MSc in civil engineering from University of Split in Croatia and BSc in civil engineering from the same University. His PhD project is focused on developing a blueprint for community based non structural flood risk management for rural areas of Malawi. Robert's career goal is to couple engineering know how with appreciation for social sciences.

Since Robert graduated, he has worked for Practical Action, an international development NGO, as a Climate and Resilience Officer, on ensuring that climate negotiations are informed by the realities on the ground and experiences of those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In January 2021, he moved to King’s College London to work as a Research Associate on multi-hazard interrelationships in the cities of the Global South. Robert will move to Vienna to start a post as a Research Scholar with the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in January 2022.

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