Park M. Muhonda

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a geographer with interest in multidisciplinary research, employing a mixed methods approach – geospatial analysis, qualitative and quantitative methods. Recently, my research has focused on understanding how people in rural areas are exposed to specific shocks in Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Niger and Bangladesh. My PhD dissertation takes a political ecological approach to understand socioeconomic and political conditions that underlie differential livelihoods vulnerability to climate and economic change in rural Malawi. I am currently working with Dr. Luis Alvarez León on a project that uses a combination of geospatial analysis and just transition analysis to understand the spatial and socio-economic dimensions and implications of energy transition. I completed my MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management. I also worked as a project manager at Church and Society Programme, Livingstonia Synod.


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  • PhD Geography – West Virginia University (2019)
  • Master of Science in Integrated Water Resources Management - University of Zimbabwe and University of the Western Cape (2011)
  • Bachelor of Education Majoring in Geography (distinction) -University of Malawi (2007

Selected Publications

    • Muhonda, P. et al., (2014) Analysis of institutional mechanisms that support community response to impacts of floods in the middle-Zambezi river basin, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C Volumes 76–78, 2014, Pages 64–71

    • Alex de Sherbinin, Anamaria Bukvic, Guillaume Rohat, Melanie Gall, Brent McCusker, Benjamin Preston, Alex Apotsos, Carolyn Fish, Stefan Kienberger, Park Muhonda, Olga Wilhelmi, Denis Macharia, William Shubert, Richard Sliuza, Brian Tomaszewski, Sainan Zhang (2019) Climate vulnerability mapping: a systematic review and future prospects. WIREs Climate Change, Volume 10, Issue 4 July/August 2019