The future of rural areas is unpredictable, but it can be explored. This article draws from selected Futures Studies to identify global trends and discontinuities in these trends that could affect rural areas in contrasting ways.
Can We Still Only Think ‘Rural’? Bridging the rural–urban divide for rural transformation in a globalized world
GovInn’s Director Bruno Losch published the article “Can We Still Only Think ‘Rural’? Bridging the rural–urban divide for rural transformation in a globalized world” in the journal Development.
Path Dependence in Nebo Plateau: Strategic Partnerships and Rural Poverty Alleviation in South African Small-Scale Irrigation Schemes
GovInn’s Senior Researcher Magalie Bourblanc published together with Raphaëlle Ducrot and Everisto Mapedze the article “Path Dependence in Nebo Plateau: Strategic Partnerships and Rural Poverty Alleviation in South African Small-Scale Irrigation Schemes” in the Journal of Southern African Studies.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the French Embassy in South Africa invite you to a panel discussion on the issue of religion in International Relations and the French approach of “Laïcité” or secularism in this sphere of agency. Panel discussants include H.E Ambassador Jean-Christophe Peaucelle of the French Republic, H.E. Ambassador Iqbal Jhazbhay (UNISA) former ambassador of South Africa to Eritrea and member of the ANC’s commission for international affairs and Professor Willem Fourie ,Associate Professor at the Department of Theology, University of Pretoria. The panel discussion will take place at GovInn headquarters in Old College House, at the University of Pretoria main campus on Monday 27 March at 16:00.
Life in the Fringes: Economic and Sociocultural Practices in the Zambia–Malawi–Mozambique Borderlands in Comparative Perspective
GovInn’s Deputy Director Chris Nshimbi published the article ‘Life in the Fringes: Economic and Sociocultural Practices in the Zambia–Malawi–Mozambique Borderlands in Comparative Perspective’ in the Journal of Borderlands Studies.
GovInn’s Deputy Director Chris Nshimbi wrote together with Inocent Moyo the article “Human trafficking legislation in the Southern African development community region: An overview” in the Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation in partnership with the action research network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa is proud to announce a student award to enhance social and ecological wellbeing at UP.
The Land Matrix Intiative (see also www.landmatrix.org), a project affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated communication coordinator whose primary responsibility will be to take charge of communication activities for the Land Matrix initiative.
Bruno Losch, lead political economist at CIRAD and co-director of GovInn, based in Govinn’s Cape Town office at the University of the Western Cape, was host of Africa Live broadcasted by the China Global...
The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) in collaboration with the GRAID initiative is holding a colloquium on 8-10 May 2017 in Johannesburg on methods and practices for realizing “Resilience for development.”