Criminalization and violence in natural resource conflicts in Guatemala

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

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Cum Laude for Annet Pauwelussen

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

Dr. Jeroen Warner on role culture in disasters risk reduction

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