On May 1st, 2018, Dr Zora Kovacic joined uMAMA research team. Dr Kovacic studies how scientific information is used in sustainability governance, and how issues of complexity and uncertainty are handled at the science-policy interface. She holds a PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Environmental Science and Technology, a BSc from the Technical University of Harburg-Hamburg and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Ecological Economics, and a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics and Development Studies.
Dr Kovacic is currently involved in a collaborative research project, Co-designing Energy Communities with Urban Poor Women (CODEC - http://codec.livinglab.co.ke/), between University of Nairobi, University of Makerere and Stellenbosch University. Within the project, she will develop a comparative study of informal urban settlements in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda from the perspective of societal metabolism, and she will study the policy challenges of governing informal settlements.