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Sarah and Tyler are Visiting Researchers spending 3 months in Bangladesh in the summer of 2018 on a summer internship as Graduate Consultants for “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow” (ACToday), a new project led by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, in collaboration with the World Food Program, the World Bank and the CGIAR.
The goal of the project is to understand the impact of climate variability on food systems, increase the production and availability of climate information, and improve the use of such information in decision making related to food security and nutrition in six countries around the world, one of which is Bangladesh.
Sarah and Tyler are co-affiliated with ICCCAD and WorldFish, and are working with a number of other, local partner organizations on the ground in Bangladesh to complete field research which will inform the ongoing activities of the 5-year ACToday project.
Sarah and Tyler are focusing their research on the rice and fish value chains in Bangladesh, respectively. Additionally, Sarah is interested in the applicability of financial instruments such as index insurance, forecast based financing, and loss and damage mechanisms, as well as the environmental impact of the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis.