IDD's researchers in 'the field'
Professor Paul Jackson and Dr Fiona Nunan are starting fieldwork associated with their research projects in the coming months. Paul is undertaking research supported by the Folke Bernadotte Academy of Sweden looking at how Maoists combatants in Nepal transition to become civilians or soldiers, documenting the stories of between 250 and 300 former combatants in making this difficult transition. The research question asks how do former combatants manage their post-combatant transitions and what issues do they face?
Fiona is working with IDD Research Fellow Dr Dražen Cepić and researchers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to map the personal networks of people working in the fisheries of Lake Victoria to investigate which personal relations influence fishing behaviour and knowledge. Fieldwork is about to begin with surveys and interviews at fish landing sites in the three countries as well as with government officers. This research, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will inform both the practice and theory of the co-management of natural resources.