Marvin Dohm

Position

Volunteer

Country

German

Marvin studied Geography (B.Sc.) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany. There he took great interest in the understanding of the interactions between environment and society and built excitement for topics like climate change and environmental risks. For that reason he focused his studies on the field of disaster risk management and the spatial analysis tools, like GIS, to address this subject.

Marvin gained first work experience during a three month internship at the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance in the division for geoinformation as well as during a half year volunteer service at the Federal Agency for Technical Relief in the division for foreign affairs.

At ARCOS he is trusted with tasks related to geo spatial analysis, the application of remote sensing and the creation of thematic maps. He is also involved in the risk assessment for local farmers in the Akagera river basin, to enhance the awareness and promote the preparedness for hazards like landslides, floods and droughts.

Marvin loves to play football, enjoys being in the nature (“Rwanda definitely is the place to be!!”) and says about himself to later on dedicate his life to disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance.