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Kilian Köbrich

kiliz9an.kuiyitoebrich@uni-d+g9ol1zdenburg.dtetfe

Maren Wesselow

maren.wwu+es45gslowwo@uerwsni-or0klde5enb5qdzturg.der/

Alexandra Unger

alexandra.ungyyeaer@uol.de

Project Website

https://uol.de/en/ecosola/

Contact

Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner

berxind.xgoasiebenhuqsxene2er3l@uni-olwdp7+denburg.dejbzma

 

Secretariat: Birgit Schelenz

birgit.quxgschelenz@uni-pv+8soldenburgzk.de2xtd

+49 441 798-4384  

Master Thesis incl. Travel Grant for Research Stay in Tanzania

In the context of the LIPSINDAR Project (Linking Partners for a Sustainable and Inclusive Dar es Salaam), a master thesis is offered by the Chair of Ecological Economics at the University of Oldenburg at the earliest possible date. The topic is:

Social impacts of the implementation of a public Bus system in Tanzania

In the context of the networking project, the focus is put on the public transport system of the Tanzanian megacity Dar es Salaam. Especially the social consequences for affected population groups by the public bus system set up three year ago shall be recorded and analysed. Impacts can be an altered access of the population to food, as well as changing market areas for informal small traders.

More information are to be found here. 

Please adress your application until November 17, 2019 Ale0fxanduara Ungerkoa (alekb5fxandrakp4wb.ungexcsomr@uolb5k.dehrv).

Project description

Research subject

ECOSOLA is a collaborative project between the University of Oldenburg, the Planungsgruppe Grün in Bremen, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.

The aim of the project is to explore the current role and future potential of small-scale urban and sub-urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam and the Western Cape region. The project intends to strengthen urban and peri-urban agriculture in Tanzania and South Africa in the long term. At the same time, the food supply for urban dwellers will improved and the efficiency of important ecosystem functions in fast growing cities will be ensured. Together with local stakeholders, the project seeks to develop and test concrete solutions on the ground. Furthermore, the institutional framework conditions of urban agriculture will be analyzed so that recommendations can be given to local authorities.

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Approach

The rapidly advancing urbanization in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa poses problems for the affected societies. Planning authorities cannot keep pace with the rapid developments. The results are growing poverty and unemployment, insufficient food supply, inadequate infrastructure and informal settlements. The first generation of settlers in newly emerging urban districts has a small-scale farming background and can establish agriculture as an important source of income in the urban areas. Urban agriculture has the potential to counteract poverty and food shortages in the cities. Despite these promising opportunities, small-scale farmers in urban and peri-urban areas of Africa face numerous challenges. These include uncertain or unclear land use rights, the lack of political acceptance, and the pollution of soil, water and air, inadequate water supply.

Project duration

2017 - 2019

Funding

The project is supported by both the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The funding was granted within the funding measure for research and integrated postgraduate education within the Federal Government's strategy for the internationalisation of science and research - partnerships for sustainable solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Partners

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (UOL): Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner, Prof. Dr. Michael Kleyer

Planungsgruppe Grün in Bremen (PGG): Dipl.-Ing. Martin Sprötge, Dr. Max Petzold

University of Dar es Salaam, Tansania (USDM): Prof. Pius Yanda

Nelson Mandela University, Südafrika (NMU): Prof. Raymond Auerbach

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