WIoDER research network

The WIoDER network is an international initiative, connecting four Western Indian Ocean countries and three European countries, and a multi-disciplinary team, with participants from various background such as geography, agronomy, anthropology, ecology, biology, demography, hydrology...

In a long-term vision, this collaborative network will expand to others deltas in the region and will evolve into a observatory of the delta environmental and human dynamics.

WIoDER members

Stéphanie Duvail

Dr. Stéphanie Duvail

WIoDER Principal Investigator (coordination)

Institut de Recherches pour le Développement, France

Craig Hutton

Dr. Craig Hutton

WIoDER co-Principal Investigator

University of Southampton, England

Paolo Paron

Dr. Paolo Paron

WIoDER co-Principal Investigator

IHE-Delft, Mozambique

Wandja Njingi

Dr. Wanja Nyingi

WIoDER national focal point in Kenya

National Museums of Kenya, Kenya

Simon MWANSASU

Dr. Simon Mwansasu

WIoDER national focal point in Tanzania

University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dinis Juizo

Dr. Dinis Juizo

WIoDER national focal point in Mozambique

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

Laurent Robisson

Dr. Laurent Robison

WIoDER national focal point in Madagascar

Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Dominique Hervé

Dr. Dominique Hervé

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Madagascar

Michele Leone

Dr. Michele Leone

International Development Research Center, Kenya

Olivier Hamerlynck

Dr. Olivier Hamerlynck

KENWEB, Senior Researcher Affiliate in Ichthyology, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya

Katharine Vincent

Dr. Katharine Vincent

Kulima Integrated Development Solutions, England

Hyacinthe Lesecq

Hyacinthe Lesecq

WIoDER communication officer

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

RAZANAKA Samuel

Dr. Samuel Razanaka

Centre National de Recherches pour l'Environnement, Madagascar

Samisoa

Dr. Samisoa

Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Nathan Gichuki

Dr. Nathan Gichuki

National Museums of Kenya, KENWEB, Kenya

Duncan Hornby

Dr. Duncan Hornby

Geographic Information System (GIS) developper, University of Southampton, England

Éric DELAÎTRE

Dr. Éric Delaître

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Joseph Gathua

Joseph Gathua

Chief Technician Ichthyology Section, KENWEB, Kenya

David Ouma

David Ouma

Master degree studient, National Museums of Kenya, KENWEB, Kenya

Peter Guitau

Peter Guitau

PhD student, KENWEB, Kenya

Albert Aklei

Albert Aklei

Master student, Kenya

RANJALAHY Riana Hary

Riana Hary Ranjalahy

PhD student, Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Kassim Kindinda

Kassim Kindinda

Research assistant, Tanzania

Léonnie VOAHANGINIRINA

Léonnie Voahanginirina

Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Hugo Mabilana

Hugo Mabilana

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

Kennedy Otoi

Kennedy Otoi

Research assistant, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya

RAKOTOARIVELO Ludovic

Ludovic Rakotoarivelo

Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Joseph Matata

Joseph Matata

Master degree student, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Grace Buchukundi

Grace Buchukundi

Master degree student, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Edward Njagi

Edward Njagi

PhD student, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya

Christine Mburu

Christine Mburu

National Museums of Kenya, KENWEB, Kenya

Fenozo Andriamanantena

Fenozo Andriamanantena

PhD student, Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Mary Rodrigues

Mary Rodrigues

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

Yannis Mokri

Yannis Mokri

Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Faustinato Behivoke

Faustinato Behivoke

HSM, Madagascar

Benjamin Tsirilaza

Benjamin Tsirilaza

PhD student, Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

ANDRIAMBELOSON Johary

Johary Andriambeloson

PhD student, Madagascar

Ludovic Rakotoarivelo

Ludovic Rakotoarivelo

Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Frédérique Aussaresses

Frédérique Aussaresses 

Master degree student, Université de Lyon III, France

Laurent Ulve

Laurent Ulve

Volunteer, Centre National de Recherches sur l'Environnement, Madagascar

Institutional partners

The project is co-funded by the IDRC through the CARIAA program and the IRD.

IRD

The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) is a French public research institution operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

The main missions of the 2000 staff members (1/3 posted outside France) are research for sustainable development, training, expertise and knowledge sharing. Its research programs focus is on the links societies/environment.

IDRC CRDI

International Development Research Center (IDRC, Canada) 

IDRC development programs support innovative solutions that improve global access to food, jobs, health, and technologies for growth. The Centre's programs seek answers that drive change — giving the world’s most vulnerable people hope and opportunities for the future.

IHE Delft

Institute for Water Education (UNESCO IHE Delft) is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world.

IHE Delft carries out three types of activities that complement and reinforce each other in the broad field of water engineering, water management, environment, sanitation, and governance. Its core activities are education, research, and capacity building.

University of Southampton, England

University of Southampton (England) is a public research university. With its 31 academic units grouped into eight faculties is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (QS World University rankings 2018).

NMK Museum Kenya

National Museums of Kenya (NMK, Kenya) is a state corporation and a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. In addition, NMK manages many Regional Museums, Sites and Monuments of national and international importance alongside priceless collections of Kenya’s living cultural and natural heritage. 

CNRE Madagascar

Madagascar National Center on Environmental Research (CNRE, Madagascar) is on research for sustainable development.

Universidade Eduardo Mondane

Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM, Mozambique), located in Maputo is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. 

MNHN

The French National Museum of Natural History (France), at the crossroads of the Earth, life and human sciences has 5 main missions Research, Conservation, Higher education, Expertise and Dissemination of scientific knowledge to a large public.

Laboratories

KENWEB

The Kenya Wetland Biodiversity research team is a research group based at the National Museums of Kenya.

PALOC

The Local heritage and governance UMR is a French laboratory affiliated to both the IRD and the French National Museum of Natural History. 

GRED, logo

The Governance, Risks, Environment and Development UMR is affiliated to both the IRD and the University Paul Valery - Montpellier 3.

Kulima, integrated development solutions

Kulima Integrated Development Solutions is a South Africa-based specialist adaptation consultancy committed to ensuring climate-resilient development, particularly in Africa. They undertake research, training and communicate insights to policy and practice audiences.