Livelihoods, mobility and resources

DASA’s tradition of sustained ‘on the ground’ research contributes to better understandings of the diverse ways in which people on the African continent make their livelihoods. 

DASA researchers have highlighted the importance of different forms of mobility (rural-urban, seasonal, transnational and transcontinental) in livelihood strategies, and pointed to the impacts of a range of governmental and donor policies on unequal access to resources.

Researchers

Academic staff:

  • Reginald Cline-Cole, specialises in geography, environment, rural energy, area studies
  • Marco Di Nunzio,  specialises in marginality, development, the politics of existence and the right to the city

Doctoral researchers:

  • Sangu Delle: Tech ohemaas: female technology entrepreneurs in Ghana
  • Lyn-Kristin Hosek: Urban Forestry, Livelihoods and Accra’s Poor
  • Tessa Pijnaker: Styling success: ICT, design and public performance among technology entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana
  • Veera Tagliabue: Class experiences among international students from the SADC region studying in South Africa  

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OUR RESEARCHERS TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK:

Marginality and the possibility of justice
Rural energy issues in West Africa