TransRe Has a New Project Coordinator
Patrick Sakdapolrak Leaves for Uni Vienna, Harald Sterly Joins as Project Coordinator
Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak has accepted a position at the University of Vienna as a Professor of Demography, which he began in January 2016. While there, he will be in charge of the research focus: population, environment and development and will continue his work at the interface of risk and environment. He will continue to head the TransRe Project remotely as Research Group Leader.
In Bonn, Harald Sterly has joined the TransRe Project as their new project coordinator. Previously, he was the coordinator of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) priority program "Megacities-Megachallenge" in the Pearl River Delta (China) and Dhaka (Bangladesh), focusing on the interrelations of (mega) urban informality and global change processes. He has over 10 years of experience working at the nexus of translocal social formations of people, how they use information and communication technology (ICT), and how this changes their scope for agency and their vulnerability and resilience. He has conducted field work in Bangladesh, Thailand, Kenya, Somalia, and Guatemala. He received his Diplom (MSc) in geography at the University of Cologne and a postgraduate course in international development cooperation with the SLE at the Humboldt-University Berlin. He is currently completing his PhD thesis, which focuses on mobile communication and translocal social relations of rural-to-urban migrants in Bangladesh.
It feels great to be part of this innovative & important project" - @hasterly @TransReProject
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» Thinking about the next steps of the TransRe Project. Since January 2016 Harald Sterly took over the project coordination (Sources: TransRe/S. A. Peth).
» Handing over the stick; During a team retreat the project leader Patrick hands over the coordination to Harald (Sources: TransRe/S. A. Peth).