Awarded PhD scholarships 2015

Austin Dziwornu Ablo (1 month), Development Geography at the University of Bergen, Norway. Project title: “Enhancing opportunities for local businesses: Resources, praxis and local participation in Ghana’s oil and gas industry”. Hosting research cluster: Mobility, Migration and Transnational Relations.

Anna Berglund (1 month), Social Anthropology at Lund University, Sweden. Project title: “Top-down Modernization: Rural Everyday Life and State Agricultural Policy in Post-genocide Rwanda”. Hosting research cluster: Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.

Connor Joseph Cavanagh (2 months), Environment and Development Studies at Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. Project title: “Revaluing the African Landscape? Agricultural Carbon Finance, Food Security, and the World Bank’s Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project”. Hosting research cluster: Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.

David Edwin (1 month), Urban Studies at the Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland. Project title: “Integration of Chinese in Ghana”. Hosting research cluster: Urban Dynamics.

Jonna Karoliina Katto (1 month), Department of World Cultures/African Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. Project title: “Languages, Genders and Landscapes of National Memory: Female Ex-Combatants Negotiating Space in Mozambique’s National Narrative”.
Hosting research cluster: Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation.

Elina Lindskog (1 month), Sociology and Conflict Demography at Stockholm University, Sweden. Project title: “The Effect of Violent Conflict on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Behavior and Child Mortality”. Hosting research cluster: Conflict, Security and Democratic Transformation.

Robert Pijpers (1 month), Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. Project title: “Promise Land – Investments, aspirations and uncertainty in rural Sierra Leone”. Hosting research cluster: Rural and Agrarian Change, Property and Resources.

Hilde Refstie (1 month), Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Project title: “From noise to voice – Exploring the space for transformative participation and ‘the political’ within the participatory planning discourse in Malawi”. Hosting research cluster: Urban Dynamics.

Oghogho Christal Spel (1 month), Social and Public Policy at the Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland. Project title: “When the social net is unplugged: A study of poor African immigrants’ survival on the streets of Johannesburg”. Hosting research cluster: Urban Dynamics.

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