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 six departments:

    • Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning Section (VARMAP)
    • Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services Section (EVES)
    • Environment and Migration: Interactions and Choices Section (EMIC)
    • Pan African Cooperation and Educational Technologies (PACET)
    • The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
    • Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS)

    UNU-EHS website

  • Prof. Marwa Aboelfetouh Elsayed Khalifa (Egypt)
    Professor, Urban Planning & Design Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University

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

    Dr Smita Premchander (India)
    Founder, Sampark, Independent Consultant, and Adjunct Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

    Dr Paul Venton (UK)
    International Development Consultant

    Ex Officio Members

    Dr David M. Malone (Canada)
    Rector, UNU; UN Under-Secretary-General

    Dr Shen Xiaomeng (China)
    Director of UNU-EHS; UNU Vice-Rector in Europe


    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