Barbara Baidoo, who is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the Department of Geography and Resource Development at the University of Ghana (Legon), joined the Earth Observation Research Cluster at the University of Würzburg in February. Barbara is also a PhD Fellow at UNU-INRA and is working on the BMBF-funded LANDSURF project through WASCAL under the WASCAL II frame. She will be staying in Würzburg until the end of May.

Her research interests are on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, climate vulnerability analysis, and the application of remote sensing.

Barbara’s current work centers on exploring the integration of indigenous local knowledge with scientific methods through remote sensing techniques. She aims to develop a database of local climate indicators relevant to agriculture in Ghana and assess how local climate adaptation and mitigation strategies can align with her country’s Nationally Determined Contributions to combat escalating climate impacts.