GSAN and DERN are organizations that work together to help foster research capacity in the Global South, specifically research that investigates society’s response to unplanned shocks such as floods, financial crises, and pandemics. We strive to elevate the work of our members and research communities, and to raise the profile of all of our research collaboratively by supporting each other’s education, edification, and development.

In the last two years, the network has been able to fund scholars from the Global South to participate in Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. We have expanded from 3 students (2019) to 34 students (2020) via funding from the University of Essex Global Challenge Research Fund.

From close to 100 applications, these 34 emerging scholars were chosen because of their ability to relate their own work to a concept of resilience and/or disaster management, and because they are scholars with either citizenship or residency in the Global South. The Class of 2020 hails from North, South, and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and South, Central, and Southeast Asia. They range in career development from pre-doctoral and doctoral students to post-doctoral researchers, professors, and practitioners.

To know more about the fellows profiles, locations or research areas please navigate the following map.