This new multi–authored piece (including Bram Buscher and Robert Fletcher of SDC) critiques the idea of ‘Half Earth’: half the globe needs to become a protected area, which is supported by famous biologists like E.O Wilson. See article here.
Silvia Peirolo is a second year MID Student, currently doing her Internship in New York with UN OCHA. I was selected for an internship at UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) in New York for six months and I believe that choosing the specialization ‘Disaster Studies’ at Wageningen University helped me in … Continue reading MID Student Silvia Peirolo internship experience in New York with UN OCHA
We would like to congratulate Gemma van der Haar and Gerard Verschoor on receiving a funding for their INREF Seed Money project, “Building a research partnership for a comprehensive rural reform in post-conflict Colombia”. The peace treaty between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP presents enormous opportunities to restructure rural areas and to revitalise the … Continue reading SDC receives funding for Seed Money project
Last Friday, Bram Jansen appeared in the Dutch news and current affairs program 'Een Vandaag', talking about famine in Ethiopia. The full episode can be found via this link: http://buitenland.eenvandaag.nl/tv-items/66947/hongersnood_in_ethiopi_?autoplay=1
April 14th, Wageningen Last week the New General Director SGG, Jack van der Vorst, visited the SDC Group. During the meeting, staff members each introduced the activities the SDC chair group undertakes and the numerous achievements the group has obtained. Equally important, the challenges the group faces, such as the popularity of the chair group … Continue reading New Director Jack van der Vorst Visits SDC Group
Seasonal floodplains under private and public ownership in the Indo-Ganges river basin provide food and income for millions of people in Bangladesh. This research aimed to understand the complex institutional relations that govern ownership, access, and control of the floodplains under Community Based Fish Culture (CBFC) to increase fish production and overall livelihoods of the … Continue reading Community Based Fish Culture in the Public and Private Floodplains of Bangladesh
By Elisabet Dueholrm Rasch, SDC, on resourceworlds.org July 4, 2012 (Santa Cruz el Quiché). The CPK (K’iche Peoples Council) is attacked by armed individuals during a peaceful manifestation, saying they are looking for Lolita Chávez, environmental human rights activist. September 18, 2015 (Sayaché, Petén). Rigoberto Lima Choc, environmental activist, is shot dead in front of … Continue reading Criminalization and violence in natural resource conflicts in Guatemala
The article by Prof Bram Büscher and Maano Ramutsindela is one of the highly cited articles of the journal African Affairs and has therefore become an open access article. You can read the article here.
On April 5, 2017, Annet Pauwelussen, PhD student of Sociology of Development and Change, graduated with distinction cum laude, after successfully defending her thesis entitled ''Amphibious Anthropology: Engaging with Maritime Worlds in Indonesia''. Annet Pauwelussen's research was supervised by Prof. dr Leontine Visser (promotor) and Dr ir Gerard Verschoor (co-promotor). This thesis explores how people … Continue reading Cum Laude for Annet Pauwelussen
The international project EDUCEN is one of the SDC projects on natural disasters and the role of culture in disaster risk reduction. Central to the EDUCEN project is the idea that cultures, the ’soft infrastructure’, hold important assets to disaster-affected communities; disaster managers and disaster-affected people alike. On 29 March 2017 it held its final … Continue reading Dr. Jeroen Warner on role culture in disasters risk reduction