​Sieske Valk

Junior Researcher​

Sieske holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in environmental and international development geography. Her main interest is how cultures cope with and possibly change through environmental circumstances. Furthermore, with a background in veterinary medicine, she is interested in how societies adjust to the industrialization of the livestock sector and its implications for the environment and public health.

During her studies, Sieske has done fieldwork in Tamil Nadu, India and Kajiado District, Kenya. Here she has done research on how relatively traditional living people cope with climate change and its subsequent policy reforms.

Sieske has been working at The Hague Institute for Global Justice since 1 December 2014 as a Young Expert in Water, through the YEP-Water traineeship. She will be living and working in Zanzibar, Tanzania from January 2015 until November 2015. Here she will be working on the Project ‘Governance of Climate Adaptation in Small Island Developing States’.

Topical and Regional Expertise: Conflict Prevention; Climate Change Adaptation SIDS; Zanzibar

Recent Work

Putting Research to Work: Brown Paper Bag

In January 2015, The Hague Institute initiated new field work in Zanzibar. As part of the ‘Governance of Climate Adaptation in Small Island Developing…

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Honk and Survive

In January 2015, The Hague Institute initiated new field work in Zanzibar. As part of the ‘Governance of Climate Adaptation in Small Island Developing…

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