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Research Cluster 3: New publications


The following publications were recently published/co-authored by members of Cluster 3 and associated researchers:


- Shakya, Martina (2016): Tourism and Social Capital: Case Studies from Rural Nepal. In: McCool, Stephen F. & Bosak, Keith (editors): Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Dordrecht: Springer (Environmental Challenges and Solutions 2), pp. 217-239.

- Bellwood-Howard, Imogen, Volker Häring, Hanna Karg, Regina Roessler, Johannes Schlesinger and Martina Shakya (2015): Characteristics of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in West Africa: Results of an Exploratory Survey Conducted in Tamale (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Colombo: International Water Management Institute (IWMI Working Paper 163).


- Löwenstein, Wilhelm, Martina Shakya, Marc Hansen, and Sanjay Gorkhali (2015): Do the Poor Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility? A Theory-Based Impact Evaluation of Six Community-Based Water Projects in Sri Lanka. Bochum (IEE Working Paper Vol. 210).

Graduation of our MADM students in Cape Town

Cape Town Students 2 On 5th December 2015 we celebrated the graduation of our Master students in Cape Town, who took part in the "Bochum Programme of Development Management" at the South African-German Centre for Development Research. Congratulations to all of you!



Congratulations Dr. Solikin!

20151118155040 bAfter successful defense of his PhD Thesis on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Akhmad Solikin from Madiun, Indonesia, has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.). His thesis on "Revealing Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Work to Avoid Deforestation and Forest Degradation Using Contingent Valuation Method: Evidences from Indonesia" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein and Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl. Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn chaired the oral exam.

Paper on national housing strategies in Brazil, South Africa and Marocco

BeierVilmondes-AlvesTwo Cluster 2 members, Raffael Beier and Mariana Vilmondes, published together a peer reviewed paper on national housing strategies in Brazil, South Africa, and Morocco in the context of Habitat III in the special issue "Global South" of the journal RaumPlanung (182/6-2015). The article (in German language) is titled "Dominanz des Quantitativen - Das Dilemma des Rechts auf angemessenen Wohnraum in Brasilien, Marokko und Südafrika."

Workshop: Urban Governance in a Global Perspective

The first international workshop of the IEE-Research Cluster 2 under the topic "Urban Governance in a Global Perspective - Contributions to the Habitat III Debate" took place at the IEE in Bochum on the 12th of November 2015. More than 30 participants from different disciplinary but also cultural backgrounds such as Sub-Sahara Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East and South Asia attended the workshop.

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UFP Summer School October 2015

The third annual Summer School of the BMBF-funded research project Urban FoodPlus (UFP) took place from 4th to 9th October 2015. Alternating between West Africa and Germany, this year’s summer school was hosted by the IEE at the RUB’s Blue Square in the city centre of Bochum.

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Kick-Off of the German-Arab Joint PhD

After a first preparatory meeting in June 2015, the 4th PhD Conference also marked the actual starting point of the new German-Arab Joint-PhD Programme "From Responsibility to Protect to Responsibility to Assist: Conflict, Reconstruction, and Sustainable Development in the Middle East.”

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4th PhD Conference on International Development

On 24th and 25th September 2015, the IEE hosted the 4th PhD Conference on International Development. Together with the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia, UK, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, NL, and our partners in the UA-Ruhr Graduate Centre, the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) and the Institute of Political Science (IfP) at University Duisburg-Essen the IEE has initiated the annual PhD Conferences in 2012.

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Congratulations Dr. Biira!

After successful defense of her PhD Thesis on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Catherine Promise Biira from Gayaza, Uganda has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).

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Congratulations Dr. Sadik Zada!

After successful defense of his PhD Thesis on Friday, July 10, 2015, IEE research fellow Elkhan Sadik-Zada from Baku, Azerbaijan, has been awarded the degree of a Philosophiae Doctor(Ph.D.).

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