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R e s e a r c h

R E S E A R C H

at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), UMB


R e s e a r c h

Noragric

Permanent scientific staff: 23/24

Post.Doc. fellows: 5

PhD candidates at present: approx. 40 From: Africa 14, Asia 3, Norway 17, Europe - other countries 3, America 3

Research is organised in 4 Research Clusters

Number of scientific publications/year: 78 (2012)

Deptof International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric


Noragric s research profile at umb

Noragric’s Research Profile at UMB

  • Stronginternationalorientation in bothresearch and educationprogrammes

  • Workingwith and aiming to furtherdevelop:

    • interdisciplinaryapproaches to global and cross-cuttingchallenges in environment and development

  • A specialresponsibility for socialsciences (excepteconomicslocated at Handelshøyskolen) at UMB

  • Managing UMB’ competenceagreementwith NORAD

  • Responsible for coordinationofinstitutionalcollaboration for a largenumberofagreementswithinstitutions in countries in the Global South and in Eastern Europe

Research at Noragric 2012


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Research Clusters at Noragric

Environmental Governance (ENGOV)

Conflict, Human Security & Development (CHSD)

Climate Change, Agriculture and Development (CC-AD)

Rights and Power in Development (RAPID)

The clusters are organised as thematic research groups, and therefore have partly overlapping memberships. All PhD candidates are members of at least one cluster.

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Environmental Governance

(ENGOV)

Cluster Leader: Pål Vedeld

Staff involved: Staff: 18, PhD candidates: 15 (approx.)

Research areas:

  • Global conventions & governance levels, and links to regional, trans-boundary, and national and local levels

  • Governance structures, policy formulation and implementation

  • Protection as a distinct policy measure and instrument

  • Power and elite captures of local resources

  • Decentralization and participation

  • Knowledge and power

  • Rights-based and participatory development

  • Institutions; attitudes, values and norms

  • Poverty, livelihoods, resource dependence and conflicts

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Conflict, Human Security & Development

(CHSD)

Cluster Leader: Ingrid Nyborg

Staff involved: Scientific staff: 11, PhD candidates: 10 (approx.)

Research areas:

Human security in conflict/post conflict, war/post war situations

Conflict/post conflict institution building

Human security and human rights

Health and conflict

Livelihood security and revival in conflict and post-conflict contexts; resettlement and reintegration

Resource conflicts, negotiations and human security

Seed systems and security in conflict/post-conflict and post-disaster situations

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Climate Change, Agriculture and Development

(CC-AD)

Cluster Leader: Jens Aune

Staff involved: Scientific staff: 8, PhD candidates: 8 (approx.)

Research areas:

Adaptation and mitigation of climate change in rural areas

Livelihood security of rural households

Improved farming methods

Management of agricultural biodiversity

Agricultural policies and trade

Environmental impacts of agricultural production

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Rights and Power in Development (RAPID)

Cluster Leader: John Andrew McNeish

Staff involved: Scientific staff 18; PhD candidates: 9 (approx.)

Research areas:

Formalisation of land and resource rights

Equal rights vs. asymmetric power relationships in developing countries

Competing claims to resources under different development models

Normative principles in development processes

Political and legal accountabilities in relation to human rights and democratic participation

Knowledge, power and accountability in development processes

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Networks

Networks

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Resources, Risk and Governance – Net (RRG-Net)

Critical Mass – a forum to build research capacity to address climate change, poverty and development challenges


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Resources, Risk and Governance – Net

(RRG-Net)

Network Leader: Gufu Oba

Research areas:

Resources: The potential for adaptation; Different natural systems’ resilience and variability and the goals of the users.

Risk: Bridging the gaps between resource adaptations and social demands in the face of external & internal drivers of risks. How different natural systems exposed to comparable environmental variability respond to systems management.

Governance: Socio-political perspectives of management, drivers of policy, formal and informal systems. Governance and risk reduction in management of natural systems with reference to risks such as those caused by insecurity of tenure.

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Critical Mass – a forum to build research capacity to address climate change, poverty and development challenges

Network leader: Siri Eriksen

The 'Critical Mass – is a Norwegian forum of researchers and practitioners engaged in building research and capacity to address climate change, poverty and development challenges. The name reflects two key objectives:

• First, to forge dialogue and synergies between practitioners and researchers spread across diverse institutions in order to create a critical mass of experts confronting climate change, poverty and development challenges.

• Second, to address as a group the need to think critically about the problem of climate change by identifying key emerging understanding, perspectives, questions and knowledge gaps.

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Results phd defences

Results: PhD Defences

Since start of PhD programme (1996) 35 PhD candidates graduated.

In 2012:

David M. Tumusiime Protected areas and people in Uganda: Costs, benefits, livelihoods and narratives around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bridget B. Umar From maize mono-cropping to conservation agriculture : A multi-perspective analysis of smallholder conservation agriculture in southern, central and eastern Zambia

Nani Raut Agricultural intensification processes and greenhouse gas emissions from soils: a study from Nepal and India

Progress Nyanga Conservation agriculture among smallholder farmers in Zambia: Attitudes and socio-economic impacts

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Results phd defences 2013 by july

Results: PhD Defences 2013 – by July

Hege Wallevik The complexity of generalisation: A phenomenological approach to economic affairs among women in Zanzibar Town

Kishor Atreya Pesticide use in Nepal: Health effects and economic costs for farmers in the Central mid-hills

Frode Sundnes Claiming Land, Nature and History: Land Restitution and Nature Conservation at the Dukuduku Forest, South Africa.

Kashif Saeed Khan Conflict, livelihoods and local perspectives of peace building in post-9/11 north-western Pakistan.

Sunetro Ghosal Intimate beasts: Exploring relationships between humans and large carnivores in western India.

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Results noragric publications 2012

Results: Noragric Publications 2012

  • Numberof (peer reviewed) publications: 78

    • Includingone book, 56 journal articles, and 21 book chapters

  • Publicationpoints total:56,2 (in Norwegian Current Research Information System)

  • Publicationpoints per scientific staff:1,34

    • UMB’s target is 1 pp per scientific staff

Research at Noragric 2012


Noragric s research and knowledge dissemination in other publication and information channels

Noragric’s Research and Knowledge Dissemination in other publication and information channels

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