Research Associate Position at Malabo Montpellier (MaMo Panel)

The Malabo Montpellier Panel is a group of African and European experts in the areas of food security and agricultural development. Applications are invited for a Research Associate position to support the work and research of the Malabo Montpellier Panel. The primary task of the Research Associate will include writing easily accessible policy-oriented research outputs (papers, reports, briefing papers, presentations and blogs) on food, nutrition, agriculture, climate, environmental and development policy in Africa. You must have master’s degree in a relevant field and a PhD degree (or equivalent) in agriculture economics, international development, public policy, food and nutrition security or a related field.The full job description and person specification is available here.

RLC research exchange: Professor Fuders from the RLC Campus Valdivia, Chile, works at the RLC Campus Bonn

Professor Dr. Felix Fuders, Director of the Economic Institute of the Universidad Austral de Chile, will spend a research term at the RLC Campus in Bonn. His research will focus on the privatisation and exploitation of natural resources, and its effects on economic efficiency, natural environment and on sustainable development.

The RLC Campus Bonn welcomes Felix Fuders to the team. Further information on past and current research projects can be found in his CV here. 

Further articles published by Felix Fuders can be perceived here.


RLC Bonn graduate publishes article in The Journal of Modern African Studies

RLC Bonn PhD graduate Dr. Willis Okumu has published an article in The Journal of Modern African Studies in September 2017.

The paper deals with livestock raids and pastoralist’s competition over water and pastures in north-western Kenya. It argues that you can find manifestation of local ethnic political conetests and rivalries in Samburu, Turkan, Pokot, Borana, Gabra and Rendille communities which has changed the culture of raiding in the past 40 years.

The recent published article composed by Dr. Willis Okumu can be found here.

Right Livelihood Junior Scientist Dr. Abdallah Possi appointed as Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania in Berlin, Germany

possi for websiteAbdallah Possi at the RLC Workshop and at his appointment for deputy minister

Tanzanian President John Magufuli appointed RLC junior scientists Dr. Abdallah Possi the new Tanzanian ambassador in Germany. After being the deputy minister of Tanzania (Policy, Parliament, Labour, Youth, Employment and Disabled) since 2015, his new position brings Abdallah Possi back to Germany: Possi participated in the RLC Bonn workshop “Mobilization for Change: Participatory research and the empowerment of the marginalized” in May 2014, when he was pursuing a doctoral programme at University of Erlangen, focusing on “Persons with Disabilities rights to work in Africa: A comparative study of Tanzania and selected African States”. Download his complete thesis here. Dr. Possi is a qualified lawyer actively involved in the attempt to achieve equality for persons with physical disabilities in East-Africa.

Vacant postdoc position – sustainability and leakage in beef and soy supply chains in South America

Chalmers University of Technology offers a new postdoc opportunity focused on sustainability and leakage dynamics in soy and beef supply chains in Latin America. This position is funded under a grant from the Swedish Research Council and is initially for two years. A focus of the work for this position will be to lead on participatory approaches to engage with different supply chain actors to understand the relative importance of different push and pull factors in shaping the sourcing and investment decisions of these actors, and thus help understand the potential for leakage dynamics – and linking this to quantitative work and modelling. Please find more information here.

Open workshops on “Gender and Psychology” at RLC Córdoba

Argentina and other Latin American countries face family violence, particularly against women (e.g. “femicidio”: killing of women) and against those whose gender differs from their sex. At the same time patriarch y continues to be an accepted behaviour (“machismo”) that marginalizes girls and women. The Chair of Schools and Systems and the Campus Córdoba of the Right Livelihood College organized series of simultaneous open workshops on “Gender and Psychology”, in Spanish “Jornada sobre Género y Psicología”, to  raise awareness of gender related violence. About 3,000 students participated in 89 workshops on October 3, 2017 at the National University of Córdoba. The topics of the workshops range from “family rights and gender perspective” over “roles of gender and identity in struggles for environmental justice” and “women in the public agenda: gender perspective in parliamentary proposals” to “violence and gender through cinema”. Please find a video of the workshops here.