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Carinus de Kock

- Junior Researcher & Online Resource Centre Manager

Carinus was appointed to the academic staff of RADAR in 2017. He supports disaster risk-related teaching and capacity-building across academic courses and practitioner communities. He also supports various RADAR research initiatives looking at disaster occurrence, patterns and trends within the Western Cape and elsewhere. Currently he is part of a research team on a project called Fathum (Forecasts for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action) which investigates drivers of flood risk, local capacities and challenges for early warning systems, and how Forecast-based Action (FbA) could fit into local and national disaster risk reduction goals. He furthermore oversees the implementation and updating of the RADAR Online Research Centre (http://lib.riskreductionafrica.org).

His research expertise lies mainly in rural livelihoods analysis and the way in which these communities cope with and adapt to various environmental shock and social stresses. Related to this is experience in post-high impact weather event analysis. Additionally through RADAR’s community risk assessments (CRA) and a project led by the American National Red Cross and South African Red Cross Society, Fire Sensors for Safer Urban Communities he has also gained experience in urban fire risk in informal settlements and conducting CRAs.

Contact Details

  • Tel: 021 808 9795
  • Email: dekockc@sun.ac.za
  • Office: Room 0023, AI Perold Building, Stellenbosch University


MA (Geography and Environmental Studies), Stellenbosch University, 2015

BA Honours (Geography and Environmental Studies), Stellenbosch University, 2012



Publications, Articles and Research

De Kock, C. 2015 Farming in the Langkloof: Coping with and adapting to Environmental Shocks and Social Stresses. Masters Doctoral thesis submitted to the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Red Cross 2016. Fire Sensors for Safer Urban Communities

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