Prof. de Vries contributes to doctoral workshop on inequality issues in the global south.

From 19-22 June 2019, Prof. de Vries from the Chair of Land Management provided 3 lectures for a doctoral workshop to strengthen the research capacities of young and early career scientists in order to build research networks around inequality issues in the global south.

The lectures addressed how to employ mixed methods research approaches, how to apply for research funding, and how to supervise students in line with doctoral research.  The workshop took place at the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP), in Dodoma, Tanzania, and was sponsored by DAAD. The workshop was opened by the Lord Major of Dodoma, the current capital of Tanzania. The participants – mostly doctoral students and postdocs with an affinity and/or background in rural development, land management, spatial planning, public governance and gender studies -  originated from 5 African countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and Kenya. Other contributors to the workshop included a lecture on Regional Growth and Development Trend by Prof. Dr. Adolf F. Mkenda, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania, a lecture on quantitative methods by Prof. Dr. Kenneth B. M. Kitundu from the University of Dar Es Salaam, a lecture on qualitative methods by  Prof. Dr. Zachariah S. Masanyiwa from IRDP, and a lecture on Ethical Issues in Studying Inequality. Follow-up plans include the submission of joint research proposals and collaboration in research on inequality issues.