REMAPPING AFRICA THROUGH PEACE PARKS: What Future for the Continent?
Are peace parks mushrooming across Africa’s borders a new pathway for a peaceful and prosperous continent or are they a new cartographic device by which a colonial project of resource alienation and control is continued in post-independence Africa? Professor Ramutsindela will talk about the development of peace parks in Africa’s borderlands, their role in mitigating environmentally induced conflict, and their implications for the ownership of resources.
WITH PROFESSOR MAANO RAMUTSINDELA
Maano Ramutsindela is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at UCT. He is a Conon Collins alumnus, Fellow of the Society of South African Geographers, and a recipient of the NRF Prestigious Award and the NRF Award for the Transformation of the Science Cohort. His work on peace parks has been featured in the New York Times and in the Conversation. He is the author of Transfrontier Conservation in Africa: At the Confluence of Capital, Politics and Nature.
Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 Time: Doors open at 17:00. Lecture starts promptly at 17:30 Venue: Kramer Law Building, Lecture Theatre 2, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town
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Tel: 021 650 3730