Socio-economic consequences


Principal researcher: Kewan Mertens


Overall objective: To determine the impact of the landslides on household welfare


Approach: This part of the Afreslide research will follow an approach which is completely bottom-up, in the sense that the primary focus are the households that are affected by the landslides.


Methodology: Structured household surveys will be implemented in the Rwenzori study areas  in Uganda and in the Bamboutos in Cameroon, after which an econometric analysis of the data will be performed.



  • Summer 2014: Preparatory field work in the Rwenzori area
  • Winter 2015: Primary field survey in the Rwenzori region
  • Winter 2016: Primary field survey in th Bamboutos
  • Summer 2016: Secondary field survey in the Rwenzori area