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Termin: 11.06.2018 Uhrzeit: 16:15 - 17:45 ( Montag )

Marja Spierenburg & Luuk van Kempen: ‘We agreed to move, but we did not do so freely’. Resettlement from the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

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Referent/in: Prof. Marja Spierenburg & Luuk van Kempen
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This presentation addresses the impacts of the establishment of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park on residents in the Mozambican part of the park. While the area originally was designed as a multiple-use area, both South African conservation authorities and the Peace Parks Foundation pushed for the adoption of the Kruger National Park model in the area directly adjacent to its border. As a result, 7000 residents in the newly established Parque Nacional do Limpopo were – and still are – threatened with eviction. Resettlement of the residents was presented as a development project by Mozambican authorities and South African promoters of the transfrontier park. This presentation addresses the conflicts over the resettlement process and (lack of) compensation, and the impacts on residents’ livelihoods.

Prior to the presentation Luuk van Kempen (Radboud University Nijmegen) will offer a sneak preview of a new research project on the role of CSOs in land rights advocacy in Kenya. This project, which involves collaboration between the Radboud University Nijmegen, the African Studies Centre Leiden (the Netherlands) and Moi University (Kenya) started in December 2017.

Marja Spierenburg is Professor for Radboud Social Cultural Research as well as Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Radboud. Her research addresses the growing importance of (local and transnational) alliances between public, private, and civil society actors in nature conservation and land reform, and the impacts this has on the land rights and livelihoods of local communities.

Luuk van Kempen is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Radbound University and has worked together with prof. Spierenburg on a research project on civil society engagement with land rights advocacy in Kenya.

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