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Meine Pieter van Dijk

Meine Pieter van Dijk is economist and em. professor of Water Services Management at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, professor of entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management and em. professor of Urban management at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and at the Institute of Housing and Urban development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is member of the research schools CERES and SENSE. He worked on and in developing countries since 1973 and as a consultant for NGOs, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, different bilateral donors and UN agencies.

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Thera Rasing

Thera Rasing (Ph.D.) is an anthropologist specialised in Gender Studies and Anthropology of Religion. Her specialities are female initiation rites, gender, sexuality, African traditional religion, Christianity, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, community based volunteers, tertiary education and urbanization. She has predominantly conducted research in Zambia, but also in Malawi and Uganda. She was senior lecturer and Head of Department of Gender Studies at the University of Zambia and at the Catholic University Malawi, and taught courses at other universities in Zambia. She conducted research for the Zambian Ministry of Community Development, on health systems strengthening and development among community based volunteers, and worked at the Centre of Infectious Disease Control Zambia (CIDRZ), where she conducted research to develop new health systems to provide better services for people living with HIV. As independent consultant she conducted research for UN organisations and various NGOs.

Menno Welling

mennoMenno Welling (abd) studied African Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University, University of Dar-es-Salaam and Syracuse University, NY. He is the owner and lead consultant of African Heritage Ltd in Malawi and African Heritage Consulting in the Netherlands. His interests are in African archaeology, cultural landscapes, heritage tourism and intangible cultural heritage. Since 2010 he has been an active member of ICOMOS International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM). He recently also joined the International Scientific Committees for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ISCICH) and Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL). As a consultant he is engaged with heritage impact assessments, World Heritage nominations and heritage management. African Heritage Ltd also has a tourism division which consists of a café and art gallery and offers guided heritage tours in Malawi.

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Linda van de Kamp

In February 2015, I joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. I previously worked at the Department of Culture Studies of Tilburg University. I obtained my PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam with the African Studies Centre, Leiden, in 2011 (cum laude).

My research interests are urban space, transnationalism, religion, ritual, gender, industrial and cultural heritage, and media. I conducted research in Mozambique, Brazil and The Netherlands. During my doctoral research I studied the growth of transnational religious movements in a city in transition, looking at the case of Brazilian Pentecostalism in Mozambique. I conducted two years of ethnographic fieldwork in various areas of the capital Maputo, using a mix of qualitative methods. Embedded in theories of cultural and religious anthropology, urban studies, and globalization, my dissertation argued that transnational religious engagement should not only be approached as a coping mechanism in times of rapid social change. It also implies investing in socio-cultural innovation by its followers, such as entrepreneurial initiatives and alternative family forms.

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David Ehrhardt

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After a liberal arts and sciences degree from Utrecht University, I earned M.Phil and D.Phil degrees from the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development. Subsequently, I worked there as a research officer and project manager on the Abuja project of the Islam Research Programme (IRP). With this interdisciplinary background, I currently research and teach development and African studies at Leiden University College (LUC).

The questions that drive my work revolve around three themes: development and inequality, institutions, and conflict. What makes some societies, seemingly, so incredibly much better off than others? Is some of this inequality due to the norms and rules people live by (i.e. institutions)? And how do these patterns of inequality and institutional variation help to explain our (in)ability to resolve conflicts peacefully? I try to address parts of these questions through mixed-methods, fieldwork-based research (thus far in Nigeria and the Netherlands).

Email: d.w.l.ehrhardt@luc.leidenuniv.nl

Source: www.davidehrhardt.com/about-me/

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Gerard Prinsen

Gerard Prinsen,spokesperson for the National Frozen Funds Group(FFG) Paraparaumu, 26 06 09

In de jaren 90 heb ik als SNV-er gewerkt in Zuidelijk Afrika. Eerst als adviseur voor het Ministerie van Financiën in Botswana in ‘development planning voor remote areas’ – een Tswana eufemisme voor ‘minderhedenbeleid’ – en later als directeur voor SNV in Mozambique. In 2004 ben ik als part-time PhD student in Nieuw Zeeland onderzoek begonnen naar gedecentraliseerde beheer van scholen en gezondheidsposten in Uganda en Tanzania. Daarnaast heb ik gewerkt als evaluator en adviseur voor diverse organisaties, waaronder de IOB. Sinds mijn promotie in 2011, werk ik part-time aan Massey University New Zealand, en aanvullend als adviseur voor het Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation en als onderzoeker in een University of Glasgow project rond vlees, markten, en voedselveiligheid in Tanzania.

Email: G.Prinsen@massey.ac.nz

Louise Müller

Na mijn Bachelor en Master opleidingen Filosofie en Wereldgeschiedenis aan de Universiteit Leiden en de Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam vertrok ik in 2004  naas200_louise.mullerr de hoofdstad van Schotland voor een Msc. in Afrika Studies aan de Universiteit van Edinburgh. Ik ben in deze prachtige stad gebleven om aan dezelfde universiteit ook te promoveren in de Afrikanistiek. In de zomer van 2009 heb ik mijn promotie onderzoek aan de Universiteit van Edinburgh afgerond.   Continue reading

Iva Peša

iva_pesa1Mijn naam is Iva Peša. Onlangs heb ik het programma van de master African Studies aan het ASC in Leiden voltooid. Mijn scriptie had als onderwerp landbouwgeschiedenis in Mwinilunga, een district in de noordwesthoek van Zambia. Momenteel mag ik dit onderzoek uitwerken tijdens een PhD, aan de Universiteit Leiden, en hierbij zal ik mij richten op de sociale geschiedenis van Mwinilunga tijdens de periode 1940-1970.  Continue reading

Catrien Notermans

catrien_notermans1Catrien Notermans is antropoloog en werkzaam als universitair docent bij de sectie culturele antropologie en ontwikkelingsstudies aan de Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen. Ze doet sinds 1992 onderzoek in Oost Kameroen naar huwelijk, verwantschap, gender en religie. Ze promoveerde in 1999 met een proefschrift over vrouwen in polygyne huwelijken in Kameroen.

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Kirsten Langeveld

 

Kirsten Lakirsten_langeveld1-230x300ngeveld is cultureel antropologe en als postdoc-onderzoeker verbonden aan het AMC/de UvA, Sociale Geneeskunde. De titel van het onderzoek luidt: Gezond publiek beleid om achterstanden in gezondheid te reduceren in Amsterdam: een case studie in stadsdeel Nieuw-West.
In Nederland is de gezondheid van mensen met een lage sociaal-economische status (SES) slechter dan mensen met een hogere SES. Om achterstanden in gezondheid te verkleinen is het nodig gezondheid te integreren in beleidsvelden die buiten de gezondheidssector liggen. Kirsten adviseert als actieonderzoeker over de integratie van gezondheid in beleid.

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