- 16 Nov 2020
- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
State-led Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Tanzania: Implications for Fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals
Co-hosted by GRITE and the Joint Research Chair UOttawa-ULyon on Urban Anthropocene, online brown bag session with Dr. Chris Huggins, professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, research in collaboration with Dr. Abel Kinyondo, professor of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam.
Presentation followed by a bilingual Q&A
Professor Huggins is currently engaged in research on ‘Collaborative governance and dispute resolution in the mining sector in the Great Lakes Region of Africa’ with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Fieldwork for that research is being conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. As a co-applicant on a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (PDG) entitled ‘Resource nationalism in Southern Africa: policy challenges and emerging opportunities’, he is engaged in research collaboration with scholars from the University of Windsor, York University, and several academic and research institutions across Southern Africa. He is also involved in research on questions of control over land, food security, and the use of new technologies in land use planning and related activities in Africa.