Neela Matin

Nilufar Matin was a Research Fellow at SEI with her work focusing on poverty elimination, natural resource management and sustainable development with strong emphasis on gender mainstreaming and stakeholder participation. Neela passed away in November 2017.

Nilufar had extensive work experience in multi-disciplinary research, policy development, project formulation and appraisal.

She worked on adaptive water management under uncertainty particularly in developing approaches that integrate poverty alleviation, gender awareness and health planning for integrated water resources management in river basins. She was also engaged in studying impacts of climate change and biodiversity projects on local livelihoods.

Previous to SEI, she worked with a wide range of organizations, governments, donor agencies, research institutions and NGOs.

In memoriam – Nilufar (Neela) Matin

Aftermath of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

What is equitable resilience?

This discussion brief outlines four key elements for equitable resilience-building in development and disaster risk management.

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Network map of all relevant connections in sample of members of a local Flood Action Group (photo)

Managing Complex Systems

This paper shows how 'structured output' methods can ‘abstract’ important issues and concepts and feed into planning and policy outputs.

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Framing disaster resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience: Resources, Capacities, Learning, and Action

Framing Community Disaster Resilience (textbook) offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters.

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Women fishing East Timor

Bringing rights into resilience: revealing complexities of climate risks and social conflict

This paper takes a rights-based approach to understand how cultural, political and social norms and practices influence resilience.

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Bangladesh river erosion affects livelihoods

What is equitable resilience?

This paper reveals four themes essential in understanding equitable resilience in practice: subjectivities, inclusion, cross-scale interactions, and transformation.

 

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Shrimp farmer in Aceh, Indonesia.

Social equity and sustainability: Gender difference in food security

This brief examines interactions between the SDGs on food security and gender equality, aiming to identify potential conflicts as well as opportunities to advance both goals simultaneously.

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