Next student seminar August 29th afternoon: programme

The Section ‘Sociology and Anthropology of Development’ offers students every two month the possibility to present their thesis or thesis proposal. All students doing a thesis with one of the chair groups within the SAD section, are requested to present during one of these student seminars.

The next seminar will take place Wednesday August 29th, starting from 13.00 hours, room C76 at De Leeuwenborch. This will be the last opportunity within the academic year 2011/2012. The seminar is open to everyone, student or staff. Please, join (part of) a session (or more)!

If you are interested to present either a thesis proposal or a thesis report, please contact Jan Schakel (, room 3013)

Programme August 29:

13.00 – 13.30 Evelien Hennekens (MID): Biogas as domestic energy solution? Potentials and barriers of the technology for low-income households in South Africa’.

13.30 – 14.00 Janne Dingemans (MID): ‘Deliciously Sustainable: A case study on exclusion and privilege in Amsterdam food policy’.

14.00 – 14.30 Freddy van Hulst (MID): ‘Dreams of development: A contribution to the understanding of livelihood strategies in the drought-prone Alaba woreda of Ethiopia’.

14.30 – 15.00 Esmé Stuart (MDR): ‘Land tenure for female-headed households in Mozambique’.

15.00 – 15.20 Niels van der Posch (MDR): Agricultural market developments in the wake of Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe’ (proposal).

15.20 – 15.30 Short break

15.30 – 16.00 Bojan Rantasa (IMRD):The Sense of Place of National Park Galicica’

16.00 – 16.30 Gabriel Specht (IMRD): Family Farmers and the Brazilian School Feeding Program’

16.30 – 17.00 Claudia Piacenza (IMRD): Analysing the impact of commercial pressure on land from gender perspective. A case study in Uganda’

17.00 – 17.30 Basavaraj Biradar (IMRD): Why and How Participatory Irrigation Management? A case study in Upper Krishna Project ‘

17.30 – 18.00 Lavlu Mozumdar (IMRD): ‘Remittances and Human Capital Development; An Empirical Analysis’