Dave Namusanya

PhD Student,

  • PhD in Criminology and Sociology, BLS
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I am a PhD student researching on eco-grief, climate change, community resilience and water practices in Malawi.

My PhD explores community experiences of changing water practices in Malawi, focusing on the environmental and people factors that are causing strain on communities, uncover the adaptive capacities of communities in the face of unreliable access to water, and determine how communities could be supported to increase capacity to deal with climate change.

My research is drawing on ethnographic methods to explore these problems in relation to community and individual wellbeing under the frameworks of climate justice and social justice. Furthermore, I am exploring existing policies and strategies employed in Malawi to deal with changing access to water with a focus on communities’ role in the process.

Research interests

  • Qualitative Research
  • Indigenous Research Methods 
  • Climate Justice
  • Community Development/Work
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Gender
  • Water
  • Medical Humanities
  • Mental health
  • Ubuntu
  • Popular Culture
  • Malawi

Creative Works

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Community and Youth Work, Master of Arts, Durham University

Sept 2014Sept 2015

Award Date: 14 Jan 2016

Media for Development, Bachelor of Arts, University of Malawi

Feb 2008Jul 2012

Award Date: 26 Sept 2012


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