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Date: Nov 30, 2021

Next round for Collaborative Research Center TRA 228 In the Collaborative Research Center, the researchers are investigating how the future is being shaped in rural Africa.

Great success for the CRC-TRR 228 "Future in Rural Africa": The research work of the past four years has been convincing and the German Research Foundation (DFG) is therefore funding the network for a further funding period with several million euros. In the CRC-TRR 224 project, scientists from the Universities of Bonn and Mannheim are jointly opening up economic perspectives on social challenges. The CRC-TRR 228 project brings together researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC) and the German Development Institute (DIE) to work on shaping the future of rural Africa.

 

Das Team

The team of the CRC Transregio 228 “Future Rural Africa” [Cutout]. (© Photo: SFB-Transregio 228)

 

[...] In the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 228 “Future Rural Africa”, researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC) and the German Development Institute (DIE) are investigating how the future is being shaped in rural Africa. The focus is on land use change and socio-ecological transformation processes in rural areas of Eastern and Southern Africa. The Collaborative Research Centre combines expertise from the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences.

"In the first funding phase, we focused on the rather tense interwoven processes of agricultural intensification and extensification or expansion of conservation areas. In the second funding phase, the focus will be expanded to include the process of 'infrastructuring'," says Prof. Detlef Müller-Mahn of the Institute of Geography, Speaker for the first funding period.

"The term 'infrastructuring' refers to the planning and construction of large-scale infrastructures, which are seen as a further driver of land-use change and socio-ecological transformation processes in rural Africa," explains Prof. Michael Bollig from the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne, who will be the Speaker in the upcoming funding period.

The Collaborative Research Centre promotes cooperation with researchers and scientific institutions in Africa and strives to consolidate the Cologne/Bonn location as a leading center of innovative research in the emerging field of futures studies and socio-ecological research in Africa.

The CRC is thematically embedded in the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Sustainable Futures" of the University of Bonn.

 


Funding amount:
9,5 Millionen Euro

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig
Institut für Ethnologie
Universität zu Köln

Co-Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Britta Klagge
Geographisches Institut
Universität Bonn

Participation of the faculty:
INRES: Wulf Amelung, Mathias Becker
ILR: Jan Börner, Thomas Heckelei
ZEF: Christian Borgemeister, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger


 

... ... read complete article:

  www.uni-bonn.de | 25.11.2021

 

... SFB-TRA-Webpage:

  www.crc228.de

 

... DFG-Projectpage:

  www.dfg.de | 25.11.2021

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