Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Bonn , Germany

Advisory Committee
  • The UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) explores problems and promotes solutions related to the environmental dimension of human security. The Institute aims at academic excellence in two broad thematic areas:

    • vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems
    • internal displacement and transboundary migration due to environmental push-factors.

    UNU-EHS comprises four academic sections (programmes) — Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation (EMSVA); Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP); nvironmental Vulnerability & Energy Security (EVES); and Enhancing Graduate Educational Capacities for Human Security (EGECHS) — and a communication unit.


    Dr. Fatima Denton (Gambia)
    Director of the Special Initiatives, Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    Prof. Fred Krüger (Germany)
    Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg

    Dr. Smita Premchander (India)
    Secretary, Sampark, Independent Consultant, and Visiting Faculty for Course on Microfinance Management

    Dr. Paul Venton (UK)
    International Development Consultant

    Ex Officio Members

    Dr. David M. Malone (Canada)
    Rector, UNU

    Dr. Jakob Rhyner (Switzerland)
    Director, UNU-EHS


    Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Director
    United Nations University
    Institute for Environment and Human Security
    UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10
    53113 Bonn, Germany

    T: +49 228 815-0200
    F: +49 228 815-0299