Toward Sustainable Conservation and Management of Human-wildlife Interactions in the Mmadinare Region of Botswana: Villagers’ Perceptions on Challenges and Prospects

The SFA Botswana Hub conducted a trial study titled Unearthing the Dynamics of Human and Wildlife Interactions: The Case of Mmadinare Community in the Central Region of Botswana. From this study a journal paper was extracted and submitted to Wildlife Interactions Journal. It is exciting to announce that finally the paper has been published andContinue reading Toward Sustainable Conservation and Management of Human-wildlife Interactions in the Mmadinare Region of Botswana: Villagers’ Perceptions on Challenges and Prospects

Beating poverty needs partnerships and collaboration – not just money

Nigeria recently surpassed India to become the country with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty: 87 million. Nigeria is oil rich and boasts Africa’s fastest growing economy. Yet six of its people fall into extreme poverty every minute. An SFA network article on the importance of community partnership in The ConversationContinue reading Beating poverty needs partnerships and collaboration – not just money

TRENDS2017 | Between Cities and the Rural: The Role of Universities in Developing our Societies

Reflection on Conference Attendance Conference Name:          TRENDS2017 Location & Date:              Pretoria, South Africa – October 17-19 2017 Paper Presented:             A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Locating Human Wildlife Interaction in the Mmadinare Region of Botswana Authors:             Continue reading TRENDS2017 | Between Cities and the Rural: The Role of Universities in Developing our Societies

Telling Stories about Community Development; Why “Abundance” takes an integrated development approach

Written by Deepa Pullanikkatil Post Doctoral Fellow, Rhodes University Founder, Abundance “A world of abundance, where there is plenty for humans and where nature is thriving”, is the vision of our non-profit organization in Malawi called “Abundance”. We have often been critiqued to be an organization that is focusing on too many things. “So, whatContinue reading Telling Stories about Community Development; Why “Abundance” takes an integrated development approach

Building Connections: Community-Based Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa

On the 15 and 16 of December 2016 an International Symposium was hosted at the University of Glasgow, funded by the ESRC.  Building Connections: Community-Based Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa. The event was organised and run by the University of Glasgow scholars, Dr. Mia Perry (School of Education), and Prof. Deborah Dixon of (Geographical and EarthContinue reading Building Connections: Community-Based Environmental Sustainability in Southern Africa