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M.Sc. Michèle Kiefer

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M.Sc. Michèle Kiefer

Südbau, Raum 2.16

Otto-Fischer Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telefon +49 221 470-1949
E-Mail mkiefer3(at)uni-koeln.de


Project

81+ Cities of Myanmar

Fields of expertise and interest

  • Urbanization, Urban Development
  • Regional Development
  • Development cooperation
  • Regional focus: Myanmar
  • Disaster Risk Research

Scientific Contributions

  • International Conference Transformation Processes in Myanmar III. Collaboration between: University of Yangon, University of Cologne, Center of Excellence. 'Concept of data quality: How to deal with quality issues of Myanmar statistics in scientific research?'. 15th December 2018. Yangon.
  • 22nd Meeting of the Scientific Research Group on Southeast Asia. German Society of Geography (DGfG). ‘Data disparities in Myanmar – How to deal with quality issues of statistics in scientific research?’. 8th June 2018. Heidelberg.
  • 21st Meeting of the Scientific Research Group on Southeast Asia. German Society of Geography (DGfG). ‘Peri-Urban Agriculture in Yangon - Impact of Urban Transformation Processes on the Economic Welfare of Farming Households in Insein Township’. 23rd June – 25th June 2017. Göttingen.
  • International Conference of University and National Development. Collaboration between: University of Yangon, University of Cologne, Center of Excellence. ‘Peri-Urban Agriculture in Yangon - Impact of Urban Transformation Processes on the Economic Welfare of Farming Households in Insein Township’. 2nd December 2016.
  • GAAM Annual Meeting 2016. Contributions to Sustainable Development in Myanmar. DAAD – German Alumni Association Myanmar. ‘Peri-Urban Agriculture in Yangon - Impact of Urban Transformation Processes on the Economic Welfare of Farming Households in Insein Township’. 30th October 2016.

Field Research

  • Myanmar (Yangon, Mawlamyine): November-December 2018

Further Scientific Trainings and Qualifications

  • Genderspezifische Kommunikationsmuster Erkennen-Verstehen-Gestalten. 10th October 2018. University of Cologne. Cologne.
  • International Summer School 'Urban Transformations to Sustainability in South and Southeast Asia'. 17th September - 26th September 2018. University of Cologne. Cologne.
  • Induction meeting, Part A. 27th August 2018. Graduate School of Geosciences (GSGS). Cologne.
  • Scientific Writing Course 'How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper and Scientific Ethics'. 24th April - 26th April 2018. ABC/J Geoverbund. Cologne.

Work experience & internships

  • 2017/06 –2017/08
    Student assistant
    United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU)-EHS - Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning Section (VARMAP), Bonn
    Research project: ‘Critical Infrastructures Resilience as a minimum Supply Concept (CIRMin)’
    Activities: empirical social research

  • 2016/02 – 2016/06
    Internship
    German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn
    Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodology
    Research project: ‘Impact, diffusion and scaling-up of a comprehensive land use planning approach in the Philippines’
    Activities: Analysis of geodata, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, design of the questionnaire, communication with Philippine stakeholders

  • 2015/09 – 2017/02
    Student assistant
    German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn
    Activities: Administrative duties

  • 2013/09 – 2014/03
    Internship
    inspektour – Institute for Tourism and Leisure Consulting, Hamburg
    Activities: Regional development & market research (data processing & data analysis, conduction of qualitative interviews, administrative duties

Academic education

  • 2014/10 – 2017/08
    University of Cologne - M.Sc. Geography
    Master thesis: ‘Peri-Urban Agriculture in Yangon/Myanmar– Impacts of Urban Transformation Processes on Native Farming Households in Insein Township’

  • 2011/10 – 2014/08
    University of Trier - B.Sc. Applied Geography

Lectures and Workshops

  • Winter semester 2018/19
    Proseminar Stadt- und Bevölkerungsgeographie (Institute of Geography. University of Cologne)
    International workshop on 'Research Ethics and Good Scientific Practice'. 10th - 14th December 2018. University of Yangon (Yangon, Myanmar)