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Mr Kashif M Salik MSc (Hons)

Postgraduate research student

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Kashif Majeed Salik is a postgraduate research student within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Kashif Majeed Salik did his MPhil degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has over 15-year experience of managing field work, projects, data management and research in a diverse range of governmental and non-governmental organizations.

He has been working in Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) as a Senior Research Associate in PRISE project. He is also involved in a number of international/regional projects, including food security/system, socio-economic vulnerability assessments, infrastructure, water resources development, climate change and environment as a project leader, country team leader, and team member.

Before joining SDPI, he worked as Senior Scientific Officer for the Global Change Impact Study Centre, Islamabad from 2003 to 2011. His research interests span diverse socio-economic and ecological issues, such as ecosystems and biodiversity, climate change, food systems, socio-economic vulnerabilities, infrastructure, water, and environment. His research papers have been published in many national and international journals. Besides, he has worked for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) as a Junior Researcher/Economist in the irrigation infrastructure development and assessment team.

Research interests

Internal Migration, Livelihood Resilience, Vulnerability, Adapdation and Climate change

PhD Title: Exploring the potential relationship between climate change and migration: A case study in semi-arid regions of Pakistan

Supervisors: Dr. Julie Vullnetari, Dr. Craig Hutton, Dr. Marije Schaafsma

Funding agencies: IDRC, DFID under PRISE and DECCMA projects.

Research projects

  • Alternate Co-Principal Investigator-Pakistan: Pathways to Resilience to Semi-arid Economies (PRISE), (funded by the International Development Research Centre in Canada and the UK Department for International Development). (Ongoing)
  • Project Leader, Regional Project: Impact of Climate Change on Mangrove Ecosystem in South Asia, (Project approved by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Kobe, Japan, APN). (Completed)
  • Senior Team Member, ‘Stocktaking and Stakeholder Consultations for Preparation of 2nd National Communication (SNC) to UNFCCC. (Completed)

Research group

Economy, Society and Governance

Supervise, conduct and coordinate the research activities in PRISE project as well as other projects mentioned above.

Lecturing as a visiting faculty member at PMS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Mr Kashif M Salik
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44

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