Centre: Former Staff
Mohamed Hamza worked at the SEI Oxford office as a Senior Research Fellow.
He worked on a number of long-term programmes: Environmental Transformations and Forced Migration; The Sustainable Recovery and Resilience Building in the Tsunami Affected Region both funded by Sida; the establishment of a long-term, sustainable, cross-border DM structure in West Africa, through support to the: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria Red Cross Societies; and the Review of the Socio-Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Afghanistan funded by DFID.
Hamza is a process-oriented person with a commitment to building people’s capacity and learning. His current objective is to use his experience to work with organisations and individuals to meet development challenges effectively and sustainably.
As well as working with SEI, Hamza is Professor of Disaster Risk Management and Vulnerability Studies at Lund University, Sweden and The Centre for Emergency and Development Practice (CENDEP), Oxford Brookes University, UK; the Munich-Re Chair of Social Vulnerability at the United Nations University’s Environment and Human Security Institute (UNU-EHS); and, Senior Advisor to the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB), and to UNDP, BCPR and ISPROF.
Work experience before SEI
Hamza has an extensive career as a development practitioner and long experience with international development organisations - World Bank, UNDP, ISDR, USAID, DFID, IFRC, Sida, ActionAid, Swedish Red Cross, MSB and the Near East Foundation, and undertook consultancies in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Sudan.
PhD International Development, School of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, UK; Graduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University, UK; MSc Urban Development, School of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, UK; MSc/Diploma Urban Development, Cairo University; BSc Urban Development and Architecture, Cairo University
Emerging Issues: Forced Migration by Climate Change (Book chapter - 2010)
Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration (Journal article - 2008)