Vulnerability and Resilience to Climate Hazards in the African Sahel

PI: Leonardo Villalon, University of Florida

Year selected for award: 2021

Social and Institutional Determinants of Vulnerability and Resilience to Climate Hazards in the African Sahel

Principal Investigator: Leonardo Villalon, University of Florida

Years of award: 2022-2025

Managing service agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Project description:
This project seeks to understand the relationship between climate variability and the relative vulnerability or resilience of Sahelian societies and institutions and how perceptions of climate impacts, effects, and hazards at different scales and in different sectors inform individual behavioral calculations, debates on social structures and authority, and decisions about the shape of both formal and informal institutions.

To learn more, visit the University of Florida's Sahel Research Group website.