Scaling-up workshop: Demeter team in Addis Ababa

A scaling-up workshop of the project Demeter takes place from the 4th to the 7th of June in Addis Ababa. Team members will discuss the publications of Demeter, seek to create dialogue with scholars in Ethiopia, communicate with international and national stakeholders and plan forthcoming project activities. A public event is organized by Demeter on the…

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Conference: Christophe Gironde at the workshop ” Transformations and visions: Responses, alternatives and resistances to large-scale land deals in the Global South”

This international workshop (23-25 May – Halle/Saale, Germany) was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and McGill University. During this programme, Christophe Gironde presented a paper entitled “Losing land, losing ground? Dispossession and resilience in Northeaster Cambodia”. Since the 1990s, northeaster Cambodia has been undergoing a rapid and radical agrarian transition, driven by…

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Conference: Saba Joshi presents “Gendered Resistance to Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Cambodia”

In the context of the Gender Seminar Series, Saba Joshi presented a part of her PhD research on land conflict in Cambodia. Using data collected through semi-structured interviews and field research with several rural communities affected by land conflicts and with Cambodian NGOs, she is studying the emergence of women-led grassroots movements and gendered political…

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Conference: Demeter presents research on violence against women at the 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (FNASIC)

The 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (26-28 June 2017) was organized by the French Network for Asian Studies – FNAS (or GIS Asie in French) – together with Sciences Po, Paris. Fenneke Reysoo, Siny Seng and Joanna Bourke-Martignoni presented their research in a panel entitled “Violence against women in Asia. Analyzing intersected…

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Conference: The Demeter team at the International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD)

Convening in Bern, Switzerland, 5–8 September 2017, the 4th International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) gathered researchers, policymakers, and societal partners in order to discuss ways to support transformations towards sustainable development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Demeter team was particularly invested in this event organizing one Panel session and participating in…

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