Communal Land Matters: research workshop
Research Workshop: Communal Land Matters
8.30 – 9.00 Welcoming remarks & Introduction
“Land livelihoods and housing”, Charl-Thom Bayer, Namibia University of Science and Technology
Olivier Graefe, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
9.00 - 10.30 Presentations
“Mapping decadal land cover changes in northern Namibia using the Landsat satellite archive (1975-2015)”, Vladimir Wingate, Physical Geography and Environmental Change, University of Basel, Switzerland
“Use of Soil Indigenous Knowledge in Western Ohangwena Region”, Brice Prudat, University of Basel, Switzerland
“Traditional Authorities in Namibia’s land governance. Positions and strategies between legal and practical transformations”, Laura Weidmann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
“Social differentiation in access to land and security of tenure in northern Namibia”, Romie Nghitevelekwa, University of Freiburg, Germany
“Tenure security and meaning of land: Youth participation and perceptions on customary land ownership and registration in the selected regions of Namibia”, Dr. Kletus Likuwa, Multidisciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia
“Secured, but still poor: A comparative analysis of the formalisation of communal land in Namibia”, Elke Matthaei, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
“The cost of housing and affordability: an assessment”, Charl-Thom Bayer, Namibia University of Science and Technology.
“Group rights on communal and: Okonyoka revisited”, Wolfgang Werner & Mutjinde Katjiua, Namibia University of Science and Technology.
15.30 Concluding remarks
Olivier Graefe, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Wolfgang Werner, Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Photos of the event here.