Guest Stays

B-EPICC aims to conduct short-term research stays at PIK to exchange with partners and scientists from the partner countries: Peru, Tanzania and India.

Leonardo Medina Santa Cruz

November 2020 - March 2021

Mr. Medina Santa Curz visited EPICC Team virtually as a master student of Public Administration at the University of Birmingham. As a former GIZ staff in Mexico he joined PIK with the goal to develop a methodology to research governance of climate migration in the EPICC partner country Peru. He also conducted primary data and reviewed existing evidence, building on EPICC outputs to create a scientific publication. Throughout his stay, he studied the manner in which adaptive governance strategies contribute to strengthen governance systems for climate change-induced migration in Peru.

A methodology and theoretical approach were developed, qualitative data were collected from decision-makers at national and sub-national level, and analysis was started. The results are to be published in a joint journal publication beyond the master’s thesis as well.

If you are willing to find Mr. Medina Santa Cruz' thesis, please click here.