Land, Politics & Sustainability Study Group webinars
The DSA’s Land, Politics and Sustainability Study group webinar series is convened by Dr. Rama Salla Dieng, Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Their online event series is open to all. You can download a PDF of all webinars for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Redistribution, ownership, investment, and land administrative reform in Africa
11 December 2023, 1 pm Professor Kojo Amanor, Visiting professor, African Studies Center – TUFS / Professor, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Find out more and sign up for the event.
This is God’s land: Land seizures as a mechanism of land access for peri-urban farming among Malawian migrants in Zimbabwe
12 January 2024, 12.30 pm Dr. Johannes Bhanye, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of the Free State, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, South Africa.
Contract farming in Southern Africa and the global gig economy: land, labour and the workings of merchant capital.
25 January 2024, 12.30 pm Dr Helena Pérez Niño, Assistant Professor, ISS Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.
De-centering or De-colonising Social Reproduction? A Senegalese Case Study
12 February 2024, 1pm Dr Rama Salla Dieng, DSA Land, Politics and Sustainability Study Group Co-convenor and Lecturer in African Studies and International Development, Centre of African Studies Edinburgh.
Decolonizing the Land: The Agrarian Question in Pakistan
23 February 2024, 12.30 pm Dr. Noaman Ali, Lecturer in International Development, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath.
When the State is your Landlord: The Precarity of Urban Agriculture in Accra
6 March 2024, 3.30-5pm Professor Dzodzi Tsikata, Distinguished Research Professor Development Studies, SOAS, University of London (Co-badged with the Centre of African Studies Edinburgh)
Then As Now: African Oceans as Embodiments of Traditions
13 March 2024, 3.30-5pm Dr. Ife Sinachi-Yarwood, Lecturer in Sustainable Development, School of Geography and Sustainable Development University of Saint-Andrews (Co-badged with the Centre of African Studies Edinburgh)
South Africa Zimbabwe’s Command Agriculture: Problems of Planning under Neoliberalism
4 April, 12.30 pm Dr. Freedom Mazwi, Lecturer, University of Cape Town
Emerging issues of climate justice, land rights and trade: The palm oil dispute between Indonesia and the European Union
25 April, 12.30 pm Dr. Lorenzo Cotula, Principal researcher and Head of law, economies and justice programme, Natural Resources research group at the IIED.