Kick-off Workshop

7. February 2022

Kick-off Workshop

7th-8th February 2022

The Rewilding kick-off workshop took place in a hybrid format, at the Global South Studies Center, Cologne. 

The workshop aimed to introduce the Rewilding project team to the research conducted by the Collaborative Research Center 228 “Future Rural Africa” and start building bridges between the two projects. On the first day, scholars presented their research and scientific projects in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. The second day of the workshop was dedicated to internal discussions within the Rewilding project. 

9:00-9:45         Maximilian Meyer (University of Bonn), “Quantitative research on regional and trans-national conservation in Southern Africa”

9:45-10:30       Dr. Linus Kalvelage (University of Cologne), “Capturing value from wildlife tourism: global production networks in Zambezi, Namibia”

10:30-11:00     Break

11:00-11:45     Dr. Sandra Junglen et al. (Charité Berlin), “Detection of arthropod-borne viruses in the KAZA region, Namibia”

11:45-12:30     Liana Kindermann (University of Potsdam), “The Ecology of Trees,   Wildlife, and Ecosystem Services in Zambezi Region

12:30- 14:00     Lunch Break

14:00-14:45      Dr. Luregn Lenggenhager (University of Basel), “Border regimes and
                           animal movements between Angola, Namibia and Botswana in the 20th century“

14:45-15:30      Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig & Dr. Hauke-Peter Vehrs (University of   Cologne), “The  
 emergence of a conservation landscape, the case   study of the   Kwandu Valley”

15:30-16:00      Break

16:00-16:45      Dr. Jono Jackson (University of Cologne), “Past Futures: Histories of     rural development in KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area”

16:45-17:30     Prof. Dr. Thomas Widlok & Joachim Knab (University of Cologne), “Framing   Futures: Temporal Frames of Reference in Land   Conversions”

17:30-18:15     Dr. Gideon Tups (University of Cologne), “Future in Chains: Socio-   economic impacts of growth corridors”

18:15-18:30     Break

18:30-19:00     Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
& Léa Lacan, Overview of the
Rewilding project



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