Our Team

Carinus de Kock

- Junior Researcher & Online Resource Centre Manager

Carinus was appointed to the academic staff of RADAR (Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction) 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. He furthermore oversees the implementation and updating of the RADAR Online Research Centre (http://lib.riskreductionafrica.org).

He holds postgraduate degrees in geography and environmental studies and disaster risk studies. 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. He also has experience in fire risk and conducting community risk assessment (CRA), both in informal settlements.

His current PhD research broadly investigates issues around forecast-based financing (FbF) and the way in which local knowledge can contribute to more accurate weather forecasts and early warnings, which in turn will strengthen the FbF approach to humanitarian action.

Contact Details

  • Tel: 021 808 9795
  • Email: dekockc@sun.ac.za
  • Office: Room 0022, AI Perold Building, Stellenbosch University

Publications, Articles and Research

Off the Radar-Synthesis Report: High Impact weather events in the Western Cape, South Africa

Fire Sensors for Safer Urban Communities

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