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Dr Joanne Jordan - research

Research interests

  • Resilience, vulnerability and risk
  • Climate adaptation, poverty and livelihoods
  • Social capital based responses to climate change
  • Socio-cultural settings influencing climate adaptation
  • Community-based resource management
  • Participatory action research
  • Cultural dissemination methods


Country Expertise

Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Cambodia

Research Projects

Urban Climate Resilience: Assessing Land Tenure Challenges for Responding to Change in Dhaka (2014-2016)

Funded by the Humanities Strategic Investment Research Fund (SIRF) (£9, 967) and SEED Research Committee Research and Impact Stimulation Fund (RSF) (£4, 944). Jordan, J. C. (Principal Investigator)

Climate experts suggest that a resilient community can better withstand disturbances, self-organise and learn and adapt to change when required. While the poor show significant capacity to develop strategies to improve their resilience to climate stress, such strategies can be constrained by lack of formal land tenure rights, which may create disincentives to invest scarce resources in risk reduction. Therefore, this study will examine how land tenure influences impacts of climate stress and, in turn, how land tenure can enable or limit strategies for enhancing resilience to climate stress in Dhaka. The proposed project will employ participatory action research methods to develop practical strategies to communicate and implement these findings at the local as well as the political level.