Nihan Akyelken, University of Oxford. “Gendered vulnerabilities to climate change: flooding and urban mobility in Metro Manila”

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Nihan is Departmental Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford. She is currently part of the core team on the Masters and Doctoral programmes in Sustainable Urban Development. Nihan’s research combines insights from economic geography, political economy and development planning. She will present the gendered lived experiences of flooding in the low-income settlements in Metro Manila by examining the disruptions caused by flooding to women’s access to work. The specific research question we seek to address is whether and how low-income women remain exposed to flooding that would limit their physical mobility and accessibility.


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