I am currently an ESPA early career research fellow conducting research on the influence of community-based conservation (forest) initiatives in Tanzania on human well-being (Rural Iringa and Kilwa Districts - 4 villages in each district, 2 with and 2 without CBFM). I could forsee my work as a kind of baseline case study that could be useful in exploring the natural disaster (ie flooding/ drought) and perhaps water-borne vectors (ie dysentary and parasitic diseases) research areas. Note that these are rural communities. Although my research focuses particularly on connections of the environment and well-being, I also attempt to more broadly characterise each community's respective well-being using participatory video. Additional data will be collected to characterise the present and near past (5 years) material (economic) state at the household level, as well as semi-structured questions to better qualify subjective aspects of well-being and those not easily described monetarily.
University College London
Health and wellbeing