This research aims to investigate all forms of indigenous knowledge systems of weather forecasting and the role such systems play in strengthening rural livelihoods of the coastal agro-fishing communities in Tanzania. The study will use ethnographic approaches, and other qualitative research methods to generate understanding coastal peoples’ weather folklore, cosmologies, local indigenous knowledge systems of weather forecasting, and the ways such knowledge systems might be utilized to enhance the sustainability of coastal rural livelihoods in a changing climate.

Institution: University of Roehampton

Supervisor: Garry Marvin

Area of study: Anthropology