NEWS | Political Ecology Networking Workshop

Rosaleen Duffy and Jared Margulies present at the Political Ecology Networking Workshop

On 19th June 2019, Rosaleen Duffy and Jared Margulies will be joining a group of researchers at the Political Ecology Networking Workshop.  Below is the draft schedule for the day. Bios and abstracts for the full workshop are available to read also.


9.00-10.00. Introductions and Network Mapping.

10.00- 11.15: Rural Livelihoods (75 mins) Chair Frances Cleaver

Rebecca Elmhirst: Contesting Legitimacy and Resource Access in Smallholder Oil Palm Investment in Indonesia: a mobile feminist political ecology analysis (5 mins)

Andrew Chilombo: When the cat is away, the mice will play:’ the political ecology of failed Nansanga farm block project in Zambia (10 mins)

Rose Pritchard: Environmental income in forest landscapes: useful metric or risky metaphor? (5 mins)

Kelvin Kamnde: Impact of sustainability partnerships on environmental outcomes: A Geo-statistical analyses (5 mins)

Andrew Kingman: Case-study of an evolving NTFP value chain – baobab (5 mins)

Wilhelm Kiwango: Fostering co-existence between apex predators in human dominated landscapes in Tanzania (10 mins)

35 min for discussion

11.15-11.30: Coffee. (Actually more network map drawing)

11.30-1.00pm Large-scale political ecology (90 mins) Chair Rosaleen Duffy

Dan Brockington: Seeing rural economies and conflict through lenses of Critical Agrarian Studies and Political Ecology (5 mins)

Judith Krauss: Unpacking the representations of SDG 15, its subgoals, targets and indicators: conserving what, how and for whom? (5 mins)

Sara Bracking: Can insurance-based innovative finance provide solutions to the challenge of climate change for African farmers and herders? (5 mins)

Ben Neimark: Contradictions along the Silk Road: The Geopolitical Ecology of Commodity Production the Belt and Road Initiative  (5 mins)

Patrick Bigger: Getting soaked? Climate Crisis, Adaptation Finance, and Racialized Austerity (5 mins)

Andrea Brock: ‘Frack off’: corporate and state responses to resistance against extreme energy extractivism (5 mins)

Thabit Jacob: State caught in the middle.  Resource nationalism, coal extraction and local dissent in Tanzania (10 mins)

Y.Ariadne Collins:Colonial Residue: REDD+, Territory and the Racialized Subject in Guyana and Suriname (10 mins)

Marina Requena-i-Mora: Environmentalism: a class struggle or a luxury good (10 mins)

30 min for discussion 

1.00 – 2.00. Lunch 

2.00 – 4.00 Conservation: (120 mins, in 2 groupings ) Chair Dan Brockington

Yin Zhang: Analysis on the Current Situation and Reform Proposals of Community-based Co-management in China’s Nature Reserves (5 mins)

Admos Chimhowu: State Capacity and Community Conservation: What Can we Learn from CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe (5 mins)

Milagre Nuvunga: The Chimanimani landscape – local development challenges in and around a conservation area (10 mins)

Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao: Peacebuilding with Transboundary Conservation Areas (5 mins)

Christine Noe and Kelvin Kamnde: Encountering global plans on a local space: the realities of protected area expansions in Tanzania (5 mins)

Frances Cleaver: The Green Squeeze in Tanzania (5 mins)

25 mins discussion

Judith Verweijen: Political ecology meets conflict studies: possibilities and pitfalls (10 mins)

Kate Massarella: The dynamics and ‘social life’ of ideas in international conservation (5 mins)

Charis Enns: Decolonising Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention through Oral Histories of Coexistence (5 mins)

Rosaleen Duffy: A Political Ecology of Security: The convergence of conservation and security in the illegal wildlife trade (5 mins)

Jared Margulies: Political Plants (10 mins)

Francis Massé: International Assistance to Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Francis spoke about ongoing research into flows of international assistance to combat wildilfe trafficking, including highlighting collaborative work with Jared Margulies on how this might contribtue to understanding geopolitical ecologies of conservation.

25 mins discussion

4.00-4.30. Coffee

4.30-5.30. Next steps.

Discussion around these themes in World Café format

What can we do to build and capitalise on these networks?

Who is missing, who do we want to join in in subsequent meetings?

What are the up-coming initiatives about which we need to know?

What are key readings / texts that we have been inspired to read and others might appreciate?

6.30 Evening Meal in town