Dr Robert Šakić Trogrlić
The role of local knowledge in community-based flood risk management in Malawi
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.
To view Robert's knowledge exchange outputs please use the relevant links below:
Knowledge Exchange Outputs
- Community based flood risk management: experiences and challenges in Malawi
- Adaptation mainstreaming for achieving flood resilience in cities
- Community-based flood risk management for Malawi
- Governance: An Arena for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Rebuild by Design: Implementation of Green Infrastructure for Flood Resiliency in Hoboken
- Community based non-structural flood risk management for Malawi
- Science and Technology Networks: A Helping Hand to Boost Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030?
- Why Malawi is Failing to Protect People from Floods and What Needs to be Done
- Rebuild by Design in Hoboken: A Design Competition as a Means for Achieving Flood Resilience of Urban Areas Throug the Implementation of Green Infastructure
- Characterising Local Knowledge across the Flood Risk Management Cycle: A Case Study of Southern Malawi
- Taking Stock of Community-Based Flood Risk Management in Malawi: Different Stakeholders, Different Perspectives
- Chapter 1.4 - Social vulnerability to drought in rural Malawi
- External stakeholders’ attitudes towards and engagement with local knowledge in disaster risk reduction: are we only paying lip service?
- The role of local knowledge in community-based flood risk management in Malawi (PhD Thesis)