Michael Boyland

Research Fellow

Michael Boyland is a Research Fellow at SEI Asia working on climate change, disasters and development. Michael also leads the International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, awarded by the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme and hosted by SEI.

Since joining SEI in 2014, Michael has been working to better understand the connections between disaster risk, climate change and development, and how societies can enact transformations for more equitable, resilient and sustainable development. His work also focuses on the gender and social equity dimensions of risk and resilience, for example through understanding how women, children and ethnic minorities are particularly at risk to climate change and disasters. Michael researches these issues across Southeast Asia, with a focus on the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar. Michael is a recognized IRDR Young Scientist, and he holds a Master’s degree (distinction) in Disasters, Adaptation and Development, awarded by King’s College London.

Cyclone Aila struck southern Bangladesh and eastern India on 27th May 2009.

2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report shows a region at risk and running out of time

The 2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report reveals an alarming new “riskscape” for the region. Members of the ICoE reflect on the findings of the report.

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Aftermath of the Bangkok Thailand floods, 2011

Transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk

This presentation showcases key insights and lessons learnt from five years of scientific research around transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk.

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People hanging washing in informal settlement

A Framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk

Part of the IRDR working paper series, this paper lays out a framework for transforming the relationship between development and disaster risk.

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Storm seen from space

International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

This fact sheet outlines the work of the International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk.

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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Transforming Development and Disaster Risk

The article brings together learning on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk by a SEI Initiative funded by Sida.

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Girls and boys take part in a climate change adaptation project activity in Thailand

Understanding climate change vulnerability and adaptation among young women and girls

A study of young women and girls' climate change vulnerability, impact and adaptation among ethnic minority communities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

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Michael is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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Disasters and Climate Change

Generating knowledge to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) with equitable, sustainable and resilient development, recognizing that development and DRR are interlinked.  
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