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Pernilla Nordqvist was a Research Assistant with the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme. She is conducting research on the relationship between rapid-onset climate related events and security risks. Prior to joining the SIPRI team she recently graduated from her Master’s in peace and conflict studies, where she focused on natural disaster management in conflict areas and emerging security threats.
Pernilla has also done an internship for the UNHCR in Malaysia where she worked on various projects focusing on durable solutions for refugees. Further she has studied and conducted field research in India and Vietnam. In India she wrote a report together with a local NGO on security risks for women and children in IDP camps.
Pernilla is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Gothenburg.
Natural disaster management; security risks; rebel governance; migration
South and South-East Asia
Masters in Social Sciences, Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University