Former Masters Student Turns Dissertation into Report for NGO
Posted on 11/12/2015
Carmen Sumadiwiria, a former Geography MA student in the Disasters, Adaptation & Development programme has turned her dissertation into a report for the NGO Y Care International. Carmen completed an internship as part of her studies for Y Care International in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergencies department, supporting the international programmes team.
The report focuses on putting vulnerable communities on the map; furthermore, it will help to consider the most effective ways for volunteers to support truly participative mapping. The objective of the research is to understand what factors influence the production of maps, both at the local level, and remotely, and how this impacts what is eventually represented in those maps.
Notable mention of the Geography Masters programmes were highlighted by the Y Care CEO: 'Thanks to King’s College London for the valuable partnership and support which made this research possible. We hope to continue to work alongside Masters students at King’s College London to carry out more research on young people, disasters and DRR; and learn, improve and deliver programmes for vulnerable young people worldwide.'
Y Care International published the report on their website. Here is a link to the PDF.
To read more about the partnership between King’s College London and Y Care International please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/geography/study/masters/dad/ycare.aspx