The individual scientific papers of the Proceedings are a summation of each individual's work during the 3-month YSSP Program.
Please note that these contributions are not full papers and have not yet been reviewed by supervisors. They are presented as a matter of record and to give an idea of the scope of the SA-YSSP Program, now in its second year. Check back to see the progress of these young scientists's work, as many of them hope ultimately to have their full papers peer-reviewed and published.
The SA-YSSP is based on the innovative Research in Triplets framework developed at IIASA, through which IIASA scholars partner with regional colleagues, usually on a pairwise basis, to jointly supervise young scientists on a project that is relevant to the supervisors’ research agenda and related to the young scientist’s doctoral research program.
In total, 20 young scientists representing 12 different nations by citizenship, and an additional 5 by residence, were supervised by 11 IIASA senior scholars and a similar number of South African senior researchers. Please note these Proceedings have received limited or no review from supervisors and IIASA program directors, and the views and results expressed therein do not necessarily represent IIASA, its National Member Organizations, or other organizations supporting the work.
Sunday Y. Hosu presents a study characterizing the present and future vulnerability of smallholder farming households in contrasting agro-ecological zones in Eastern Cape Province. More
Frederic Isingizwe studies how donor-control and recipient-control models fit to experimental data individually and how they compare to one another. More
John Lupwana Kandala analyzes criminal engagement by identifying demographic aspects that might contribute to the phenomenon, with specific reference to education. More
David Kimemia of the University of Johannesburg investigates the interface between energy poverty and energy incidents, using quantitative analysis approaches on energy access and injuries data. More
Omowunmi Mary Longe finds that a standalone microgrid can be used to achieve electricity access in rural off-grid areas of developing countries. More
Brian Washington Mandikiana makes a quantitative assessment of the carbon content in the current amount of organic waste generated in South Africa to help establish the feasibility of adding biogas into the country’s energy mix. More
Amin Masoumzadeh summarizes his YSSP project in which he modeled long-term world crude oil supply and demand, and subsequently the global oil price. More
Henintsoa Onivola Minoarivelo studies the interplay between the effect of mutualistic interactions on the coevolution of phenotypic traits and how phenotypic character change influences the way species interact. More
Avelino Mondlane describes how his knowledge of advanced systems analysis was furthered by using multicriteria decision analysis to quantitatively assess South African water and energy challenges. More
Shakespear Mudombi assesses the evidence for social learning in climate change adaptation initiatives, past and present, in South Africa, and looked at the the enablers and obstacles to the use of social learning in this context. More
Joyita Mukherjee carries out ecological network analysis to explore whole system interactions using a case study of one South African estuary, the Mdloti and in two different seasons. More
Valentina Prado-Lopez considers three main thermal electricity-generation technologies as the most viable options for an energy transition period. More
V.H. van Zyl-Bulitta investigates negative externalities of adaptation plans on a conceptual level in the African context through direct engagement with stakeholders in in-depth interviews. More
Last edited: 18 March 2015
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