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Sarah Posner

Sarah Posner

Summer 2019

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Sarah Posner is a graduate student in human geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received a B.A in environmental studies from the University of Arizona. Her research interests are in food security, health, rural livelihoods, and vulnerability to climate change. As part of her Master’s thesis, she conducted household surveys within rural communities of Isiolo, Northern Kenya to assess coping and adaptive strategies at the local level. In Nairobi, Sarah will support work on development of impact based forecasts in Kenya that will be used to trigger early action before extreme drought events that occur. Sarah will carry out a data analysis of past drought events and the magnitudes of related impacts which will inform prioritization of indicators under the Forecast Based Financing approach.

Notes from the Field

Looking Back at a Summer of Forecasting Drought Impacts and the Next Steps Forward
October 9, 2019

“We are here through God’s will”: Experiences of Drought in Turkana County
September 17, 2019

Forecasts for Action: Trigger Development of FbF Project
September 6, 2019

Prioritizing Drought Impacts: Where, When, and for Whom? Insights from the Technical Working Group
August 19, 2019

Settling in and Beginning to Conceptualize the Impacts of Drought
August 7, 2019

Becoming Familiarized with “Forecast-based Financing” at the Headquarters of the Kenya Red Cross in Nairobi
July 17, 2019