SERSD student 2019-2021

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Profile summary

  • Children’s rights
  • Rural livelihoods
  • Poverty and power analysis
  • Circular economy
  • Global food systems
  • Eco-system services
  • Adaptive management and learning
  • Agenda 2030 and the SDGs

Märta Jacobson’s research interests include small-scale agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, rural-urban linkages, social capital, children’s rights, intersectionality and food systems

Through her experience in the development and humanitarian sector, Jacobson has developed a strong interest in resilience in general, and how local communities can strengthen their resilience. She hopes that the programme will enrich her previous experience and contribute to improved understanding of ecological, social and economic systems as well as how theory and practice can reinforce each other.
Jacobson was inspired to apply for the programme by the social-ecological focus on resilience and the opportunity to link up with ongoing research. She appreciates the transdisciplinary approach of the programme as she likes to learn together with others. Since one of Jacobson's interest is how research can be used to enhance practice, she appreciates the possibilities the programmes gives to connect with policy programmes such as GRAID and SwedBio.

Jacobson has a BSc in Human Geography, a BSc in Economics and a MSc in International Development and Management. She has conducted field work in Kenya, India, and Ghana for her previous theses. For the last couple of years, Jacobson has worked with a Swedish NGO focusing on children’s rights to education, health and protection in different parts of the world. The last year she had the position as humanitarian coordinator with a special focus on resilience.

During her spare time, Jacobson is involved in the Fair Trade movement in Sweden, reflecting her interest for sustainable consumption, consumer responsibility as well as international trade.

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