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M.Sc. Michèle Kiefer

Contact

M.Sc. Michèle Kiefer

Südbau, Room 2.16

Otto-Fischer Straße 4
50674 Cologne

Telephone +49 221 470-1949
E-mail mkiefer3(at)uni-koeln.de


Project

81+ Cities of Myanmar

Fields of expertise and interest

  • Conceptually: Vulnerability, Resilience, Livelihoods
  • Thematically: Urban development, Transformation processes, Disaster risks
  • Regional: Southeast Asia (Myanmar)

Scientific Contributions

  • Meeting of the Scientific Research Group on Southeast Asia. German Society of Geography (DGfG). ‘Multiple Risks Management of Extreme Events in Fast growing (Mega)cities in Myanmar’ (Poster Presentation). 3rd May 2019. Wien.
  • Asia: Global Challenges, Regional Conflicts, and National Logics. Joint conference of the DGA and the Universität Würzburg: ‘Community risk perception and protective measures in an multi-hazard environment. The case of Yangon, Myanmar.’ 4th April 2019. Würzburg.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)