COLE BAY–Nature Foundation has started a new research project focused on disaster governance in St. Maarten in Hurricane Irma’s wake some fourteen months ago. The research is led by Wageningen University Master’s degree student Joey de Hamer.
De Hamer is studying Development and Rural Innovation with a concentration on disaster studies, in particular disaster governance. He is researching how the island responded to Irma and the results. Information will also be gathered on the extent to which the response has led to the development of situations affecting island life.
Both the response and recovery process will be researched and analysed by planning several interviews with involved stakeholders.
Nature Foundation encourages stakeholders and interested persons to share their experiences and ideas on both the response and recovery processes. All research data will be treated confidentially; names and locations will not be mentioned in the report and will not be retraceable.
To participate or recommend someone who can share information vital to the research, e-mail De Hamer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-721-581-5121 (no WhatsApp).