Dr. Giovanna Gioli
Giovanna Gioli is a Livelihoods Adaptation Specialist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Her profile at ICIMOD is available here.
Giovanna's research interests focus on human-environment interaction and more specifically on the interface between rural livelihoods, environmental change, socio-economic and political marginalization, and gender. She has conducted two projects on migration as an adaptation strategy to environmental change in the Indus river basin, and she is currently the principal investigator of a project funded by the Center for a Sustainable University (KNU) of Universität Hamburg addressing the nexus between migration, socio-political transformation and environmental change in Northwestern Pakistan.
Drawing on political ecology, participatory research and community based adaptation approaches, Giovanna’s work address also the role of perceptions in shaping responses to risk and adaptive strategies. She has spent extended periods of fieldwork and capacity building in South Asia (Nepal and Pakistan).
In collaboration with two colleagues at the University of Hamburg, Gioli has established the international network GCCN (Gender, Climate Change and Conflict Network).